Will the investigation of Mutko's activities result in depriving Russia of the football world championship in 2018?
The feeling that the World Cup in 2018 will not take place in Russia, began to appear a long time ago. In recent years, there have been more and more events to strenghten this opinion.
More than a thousand Russian athletes might have been involved in the machinations with a doping test, says a new report of Richard McLaren for WADA. Sources told RBC whether the scandal could cost Vitaly Mutko the post of deputy prime minister.
Admission of Russian athletes to the Olympics coincided with payments to the American lobbyists through "Sportloto"
Money of the Russian Charitable Fund was used to finance American lobbyists.
The list of Russian athletes found guilty of doping has grown to seven people. Sponsors disclaim contracts, sports functionaries blame the machinations of competitors, and the deputies demand resignations in the Ministry of Sports.
Five-time winner of the Grand Slam tournaments, the seventh-ranked person in the WTA rankings, one of the most popular tennis players in the world Maria Sharapova shocked the fans, saying that she didn't pass the doping test taken in January.
Businessman spend 1 billion to save the Russian Football Union from the debacle, and became patron of the year, according to Forbes.
World Cup Organizing Committee has adopted a number of measures, including, "relatively speaking, import substitution".
The financial director of the RFU Vadim Parkhachev explained why his organization had no money for the execution of the contract with Fabio Capello.
14 billion rubles are at stake. The situation is transformed into a competition between Medinsky and Mutko.