Russian Paralympic heroes welcomed home (PHOTOS)

Russia's Paralympians, who finished second in the medals table at the Games in London, have returned home to a heroes’ welcome.

­The country’s disabled athletes won 102 medals in the British capital, including 36 golds, which is the best ever result for Russian Paralympic sport.  

Relatives, journalists and fans greeted the victorious team when they landed in the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport.

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Swimmer Denis Tarasov, who won a gold, three silvers and a bronze medals, during a meeting with the Russian team returning from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
Swimmer Denis Tarasov, who won a gold, three silvers and a bronze medals, during a meeting with the Russian team returning from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
President of the Russian Paralympic Committee Vladimir Lukin (C) speaks during a meeting with the 2nd-place winning Russian team as its members returned from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
President of the Russian Paralympic Committee Vladimir Lukin (C) speaks during a meeting with the 2nd-place winning Russian team as its members returned from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
Three-time Paralympic athletics champion Yelena Ivanova (R) during a meeting with the Russian team returning from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
Three-time Paralympic athletics champion Yelena Ivanova (R) during a meeting with the Russian team returning from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
Russian Paralympic standard-bearer and winner of 4 gold medals Alexei Ashapatov during a meeting with the Russian team returning from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
Russian Paralympic standard-bearer and winner of 4 gold medals Alexei Ashapatov during a meeting with the Russian team returning from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
Three-time Paralympic champion and silver medalist in athletics Margarita Goncharova (L) during a meeting with the Russian team returning from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
Three-time Paralympic champion and silver medalist in athletics Margarita Goncharova (L) during a meeting with the Russian team returning from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
During the welcoming ceremony for the Russian team returning from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
During the welcoming ceremony for the Russian team returning from the 14th summer Paralympic games 2012 at Sheremetyevo International Airport (RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)
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