Moscow, July 3, AZERTAC
Aide to the Russian President, vice-president of the country`s Olympic Committee Igor Levitin has said President Vladimir Putin praised the organization of the first European Games in Baku.
"The European Games were held at the level of Olympic Games. The opening and closing ceremonies were excellently organized. President Vladimir Putin is very much pleased with how the Games were delivered," he told a press conference at TASS headquarters.
He said that prior to the beginning of the Games he visited Baku to view the preparations, adding "the Russian side was always in contact with the Organizing Committee, which approached its work with high professionalism".
President of the Russian Olympic Committee Aleksander Zhukov said the inaugural European Games in Baku fully complied with Olympic standards.