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.
Marina Semynina, who had been renting out non-residential premises with an area of 2.5 thousand sq. m to the trading network, is a co-defendant in the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office on the seizure of Colonel Zakharchenko's family assets in favor of the state.
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is waiting to learn who is next in the queue for quitting, and what new corruption rows pertaining to security chiefs are to come to light in the short run in a relatively serene region.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.