ICR said there is no evidence of Rodchenkov's involvement in machinations
Russian Investigative Committee has no evidence that the former Head of Moscow's anti-doping laboratory Gregory Rodchenkov destroyed doping samples of athletes.
On Monday, August 22, the official representative of the ICR Vladimir Markin reported that. His words are quoted by TASS with reference to the on-air of the First Channel.
"We do not make any conclusions. We have no evidence that he had them [doping sample] specifically destroyed with a specific purpose. This man is engaged in the spread of doping among athletes. In order to destroy evidence of his criminal activities, he fled. He had destroyed the very doping tests ... He destroyed them and now accuses some supposedly Russian special services, "- said Markin.
June 18 the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against Rodchenkov on the grounds of a crime under part 1 of Article 201 of the Criminal Code (Abuse of Authority). The case was initiated based on the results of pre-investigation checks of Rodchenkov's media interviews, in which he said about the numerous violations of anti-doping rules in Russian sport, including those with his participation.
June 9, the German TV channel ARD presented the film of Hajo Zeppelta Hour X for Russia (Showdown for Russia), in which the Rodchenkov accused the adviser to the Minister of Sports on anti-doping Natalia Zhelanova in complete destruction of the capacity of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).
May 12 the newspaper The New York Times published an article, in which the former Head of the laboratory accused Sochi Olympic champion skier Aleksandr Legkov, a bobsledder Aleksandr Zubkov, a skeletonist Aleksandr Tretyakov and Russian hockey players in using a cocktail of the three banned substances. After the publication of these data, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) appealed to WADA asking for an investigation.
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.