Pasha’s Oksana Grishuk Golden Way began at 1994, when the whole world has watched as she won Gold
Medals again and again in every competition she skated, until the end of her brilliant eligible career in 1998 and captured audience hearts. These competitions included Five Gold Medals in World Championships and
Two Olympic Gold Medals in Lillehammer, Norway 1994 and Nagano, Japan 1998.
People love Pasha because she has a champion's heart and is always showing us beauty and fantasy on the
ice, as well as giving her all. Pasha was skating for second Olympic Gold Medals not for herself, but for the
evolution of the sport she loves, for the history. How can we forget Nagano, when she skated with a broken arm and with incredible pain inside but with a sweet smile on her beautiful face? She was skating these
Olympic games for millions of people, all over the world, for the Olympic Games very existence which are a Symbol of peace and friendship between all peoples of the world.
Therefore Ms. Pasha Oksana Grishuk deserved her TWO very prestigious Russian Government's Biggest Orders, given by the President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin: "Supreme Order of
Friendship of Nations" in March, 1994 and as a heroine of our time Ms. Pasha Oksana Grishuk was awarded in
February 1998 with the most prestigious Orders: "Order for Great Services Performed for the Fatherland Third Class" (which is the highest degree)!
This was the first time any ice-dancing team had repeated as Gold Medallists and this amazing string of successes; along with her world championships, proved Ms. Pasha Oksana Grishuk is the Greatest female
ice-dancer the world has ever seen.
Pasha in Guinness world records book http://www.pasha-grishuk.de/guinness.html
Ms. Pasha Oksana Grishuk and President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin
Here you see some edicts from President Yeltsin stating that “Pasha” Oksana Grishuk received an Order the highest degree .
Translation by Lynn Hope Lowery.
PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
O. V. GRISHUK
Dear Oksana Vladimirovna!
Heartfelt congratulations to you for your outstanding sports
victory, a gold medal from the 28th Olympic games!
The title of Olympic champion is the cherished goal of every sportsman,
and you achieved it once again, reaffirming the fame of Russian sport.
In a difficult tense struggle with distinguished rivals, your duet with
Evgeny Platov displayed enormous will, character and high skill.
Millions of Russians, your fans, including even the
President, followed your performance with excitement, relied on you,
and believed in your success. And you didn't fail, wonderfully
presenting an impressive performance in the sport of ice dancing.
Your brilliant appearance won the hearts of lovers of figure
skating. We thank you!
The Olympiad in Nagano is behind, ahead are new, crucial
competitions. With all my heart, I wish to you, Oksana Vladimirovna,
new triumphs in sport and in your private life!
28 February 1998 B. Yeltsin
FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
About the awarding with the Decoration of the Russian Federation
of Sportsmen, Trainers/Coaches and, Workers in the Field of
Physical Training and Sports, as a result of the 28th Winter
Olympic Games in 1998.
For outstanding achievement in sports, courage and heroism,
displayed in the 28th Winter Olympic Games in 1998.
THE ORDER "FOR GREAT SERVICES PERFORMED FOR
THE FATHERLAND" 3RD DEGREE
GRISHUK, Oksana Vladimirovna -- Honored master of
sports, repeat World and Olympic Games champion,
city of Moscow
President of the Russian Federation
Moscow, the Kremlin
27 February 1998
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