WADA agrees with FIFA probe results on alleged doping in Russian football
Earlier, Russia’s national football team doctor Eduard Bezuglov commented on the statement that the national team should be thoroughly checked for illegal use of drugs after it moved to the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup.
The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced the consent of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with the results of the investigation on alleged doping in Russian football, TASS reports.
"FIFA investigations were carried out jointly with WADA, WADA accepted the FIFA probe results," the FIFA press service says.
Also, the FIFA responded to the materials of British journalist Nick Harris, who wrote about a possible violation of anti-doping rules by Russian football players.
"As usual, Mr. Harris provides the public with a very selective view of the facts. His article gives ample space to the opinions of people external to the investigations, and voluntarily fails to state the key point of this matter: FIFA's investigations were conducted in collaboration with WADA, and WADA agreed with FIFA's conclusions. Therefore, we can only conclude that Mr. Harris believes that WADA's position is not relevant in this case," FIFA says.
Earlier, Russia’s national football team doctor Eduard Bezuglov commented on the statement that the national team should be thoroughly checked for illegal drugs after it moved to the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup.
Fake citizenship and access to state secrets. Former Ukrainian officials get supreme posts in Crimea
More and more questions arise with regards to the staffing policy of the Crimean authorities. This summer, Roman Podsudevsky has been appointed in charge of the Yalta Commercial Port – a strategic objective. The former Ukrainian border guard officer wanted at home for divulgence of state secrets and corruption easily gained the Russian citizenship and made a successful career in Crimea. In March 2017, he was a senior security specialist in Genbank; in the same period, he attempted to become the Head of Shchelkino Municipal Administration but lost in the competition; and since December 2017, Podsudevsky became an aide to Sergei Aksenov. The CrimeRussia was figuring out how former Ukrainian enforcement officers and officials become supreme functionaries in Crimea.
Three officers of the Moscow FSB office, detained in June 2017, are defendants in the criminal case heard by the Moscow Garrison Military Court along with the retired MIA Major-General Viktor Trutnev. The official prosecution asked 7 and eight years’ imprisonment for them.