The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has approved the candidacy of Vitaly Mutko, who holds the post of Minister of sports, to the post of Deputy head of the government in the field of sport, tourism and youth policy, reports “Interfax”.

Mutko’s candidacy for the post of Deputy Prime Minister Putin presented the head of the government Dmitry Medvedev. For the post of sports Minister, the Prime Minister proposed to appoint Pavel Kolobkov, who was previously Deputy sports Minister. The President agreed with both proposals.

As reported TASS, the Prime Minister instructed the government staff to prepare the appropriate documents for inclusion in the President’s administration and further signing by the head of state.

Medvedev stressed that the new appointment Mutko will more adequately represent this area in government and closely at her to concentrate. “This decision will allow one person from the leadership of the government to concentrate on these responsibilities, because right now these questions, that is, part-time other Deputy Ministers. This will free up human resource for the management of sport” (quote from the website of the Kremlin).

Pavel Kolobkov – the deserved master of sports on fencing on swords

Pavel Kolobkov, which will replace Mutko on a post of Minister, was born in Moscow in 1969, he graduated from the State Institute of physical culture and Moscow state law Academy. Is an honored master of sports in fencing.

In the years 1987-2008 were included in teams of the USSR and Russia fencing is an Olympic champion in Sydney (2000), European champion in 1997 and 2000, and six-time world champion and winner of many other awards. Deputy Minister of Bunnies takes 2010.

Since 2010 he is also a member of the Public chamber, the Deputy Chairman of the Committee on health, environment, development of physical culture and sports, a member of the Committee on social Affairs and the working group on children and youth policy.

The proposal to assign a Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation supervision of sports, youth policy and tourism Putin said on October 11 meeting of the presidential Council on development of physical culture and sports. Then he explained this by the fact that sport, youth and tourism – very close to each other sector. Previously, the sport was said Arkady Dvorkovich, youth policy and tourism Minister Olga Golodets.

In the Cabinet that day said that the candidature of the concerned Chairman of the government will be presented to the President soon.

On 12 October it was reportedthat the Ministry of sport can be eliminated and the sports Ministry, the Federal tourism Agency and Federal Agency for youth Affairs – United in a single Agency directly subordinate to the government.

Achievements Mutko: it “lets mi ACNP Frome may HART” and doping scandal

Member of Council of Federation from St.-Petersburg Vitaly Mutko was appointed sports Minister in may 2008, when Putin became Prime Minister and formed his government.

In this position, he especially remembered the doping scandal, in which Russian weightlifters, legkoatletki and Paralympic athletes were suspended from participation in the games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and pronounced in English speech in December 2010 at the meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee in Zurich, then choose the host country of world Cup 2018.

Video Mutko speech in broken English became one of the hits of YouTube and remembered for a long time. In 2015, Vladimir Putin gave to the Minister on the 57th anniversary of the tutorial in English. However, won in 2010 the right of Russia to host the 2018 world Cup TASS calls “the biggest victory of his career Mutko”.

Complaints to the management level of the sport began to speak a year and a half after Mutko was appointed Minister. After the winter games in Vancouver, where the team took 11th place with three gold, five silver and seven bronze medals, dissatisfaction was expressed by President Dmitry Medvedev, saying: “whoever is responsible for the preparation for the Olympic games, should bear responsibility and now. Responsible persons should make the courageous decision and write applications. If you can’t, we will help them.”

Mutko resigned not gone. In 2012 in London, the Russians were the fourth, yielding one row in the team event, increasing the number of awards won: 24 gold, 26 silver, 32 bronze. The winter Olympics in Sochi 2014 the Russians won, setting a national record of the winter Olympics the number of medals: 13 gold, 11 silver and nine bronze medals.

After these victories every day Mutko congratulated once Champions and winners and was firmly associated with their medals, for which, according to the website Championat.comreceived the nickname of the Medal established. The price of these victories will be seen later.

18 July 2016 has been published the report of the independent Commission WADA, which indicated that during the Olympics in Sochi samples of Russian athletes repeatedly replaced and doping program was supported by the Ministry of sport and Russian secret services at the state level. The head of the Commission Richard McLaren claimed that the sports Minister was in the loop.

After the publication of the document Putin instructed to remove all persons who were mentioned in the report as direct perpetrators, but Mutko is not affected, as it was not mentioned as a performer. In July, Mutko refused accreditation on the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.



Mutko has lost the position of Minister of sport of the Russian Federation 19.10.2016

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