I am confident that the 27th World University Summer Games will hugely contribute to developing and promoting university sports.
The Universiade will give an incentive to the increase in the inflow of foreign tourists and visitors to Kazan.
The Universiade is more than just two weeks of sport, it is the years of hard work. Quite possibly, the Games in Kazan will be the best in the history of the mankind and definitely the best in your lives.
We did everything possible to ensure that the participants in this celebration of sport feel at home and can withstand the grueling intensity of the competitions and the difficult struggle
I think that the Universiade in Kazan was a worthy prelude for the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014.
The Universiade was a school for us, where we have been learning. The Universiade project has been successful. Our country needed it, it brought us all together.
The Universiade is courage. The courage Kazan has displayed in contributing to the implementation of the project. The Universiade is will power. Kazan proved to the entire world that it can become the centre of Russian sport.
Kazan won the bid to host the Universiade. We cannot say that, quite possibly, this is the greatest Universiade ever held, this is indeed the greatest Universiade ever held.
The nation hosting the 2013 Games did everything possible to make sure that participants feel the Olympic spirit. Our common goal is to ensure mutual understanding between young people belonging to different countries of the world.
I feel very sorry that the Universiade has ended. It was an amazing time. Kazan has changed, it has become new, completely different.