Doping-scandal initiator Rodchenkov complained to media about murder attempts
Former Head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov – the ringleader of the doping-scandal, who had leaked the information about Russian athletes to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – told the media there has been an attempt to assassinate him in Russia.
In an interview with The New York Times, Grigory Rodchenkov said that his friend in government warned him about his impending 'suicide'. After that, the head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory decided to leave the country together with his family.
In addition, during a conversation with a journalist from The New York Times, Rodchenkov recalled the sudden death of former Head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, Nikita Kamaev. Moreover, the latter died after expressing the willingness to write a book about the doping program. Rodchenkov also remembered how Vyacheslav Sinev, who had witnessed illegal actions, was eliminated.
To recall, last year, Grigory Rodchenkov voiced accusations against the Russian winners of the Sochi Olympics. According to him, the athletes used illegal performance enhancers. Later, his words became the basis for an official investigation conducted by WADA. After its completion, Russian athletes and weightlifters were not admitted to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last year, and the entire Paralympics team was disqualified.
ICR checks into Federal Penitentiary Service officers covering up criminal search dept head’s son in drug investigation
Ishimbay (Republic of Bashkortostan) Deputy Police Chief’s son got away with a major drug offence, as the CrimeRussia reported earlier. 4 of his buddies are facing major prison sentences. However, the committee turned its attention to the story once more.
Dissident Alexey Navalny’s brother Oleg Navalny, convicted in the Yves Rocher case, has reported about the Narishkino village correctional camp No. 5 (IK-5) inmates slitting their wrists. The message was published on his Facebook page. Oleg Navalny is serving his sentence in IK-5.
Minister of Investments, Land and Property Relations of the Nizhny Novgorod region Ekaterina Pivovarova has held out scandal for nearly a year. But after the resignation of Governor Valery Shantsev, the chances of his protégés, who have been in control of the region, to become involved in criminal cases or at least prosecutorial inspections have increased significantly. A vivid example of this is the situation around Pivovarova, suspected by journalists in the ownership of stakes in the authorized capital of two commercial organizations.
In mid-August, the mother of the Chechen singer Zelimkhan Bakaev told the police that her son had left the house on August 8 and never returned. Later, Bakaev's friends said that the young man was detained in the center of Grozny by Terek special rapid reaction unit.
At a parliamentary session of the Krasnoyarsk region, Head of the regional legislative assembly's Committee on Culture and Education Lyudmila Magomedova told deputy Ivan Serebryakov to mind his language.