Polina Gagarina and Dima Bilan had the honor to participate in the Olympic torch relay.
Last Sunday it became known that despite the loud doping scandal the Russian national team appointed to the Olympics 2016. Polina Gagarina, who has the honor to participate in the Olympic torch relay, will come with the team of athletes to Rio de Janeiro.
"I'm going to Rio and participate in the Olympic torch relay with one purpose - to support our athletes in a very difficult time for them. Today is especially important to emphasize that the Olympic flame and the Olympic Games - is a symbol not only of the competition between the countries for the championship and the victory, and first of all a symbol of solidarity, justice, peace and friendship. It is for this idea, I run and it's a great honor for me", - she wrote on her page on Instagram.
Dima Bilan also told fans that he will be a torchbearer in the Olympic torch relay in Rio de Janeiro.
"The right to be a torchbearer is a great honor for me. Torch Relay represents Olympic values - mutual respect, friendship and equality. Taking part in the Olympic torch relay, I feel part of the Olympic Movement, which strives for peace and harmony through sport. I am very glad that I have this opportunity, "- said Dima.