The controversial Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has resigned as President of the Russian football Association RFS. The Association announced via Twitter. Sergei Prijadkin, President of the Russian Premier League, will assume the office on a transitional basis. The new Boss of Russian football is to be elected at an RFS Meeting in February.

Mutko, a key figure in the Russian state doping scandal, was in the last December ever temporarily as President of the Association, and a short time later as the head of the organizing Committee of the world football championship 2018 from the office divorced. In may 2018, the 60-Year-old Vice was appointed Prime Minister for building and regions.

a Few weeks before his resignation in December, the long-time Confidante of President Putin to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for life for all the Olympic functions be locked has been locked. The IOC saw it as proven that Mutko as Minister of sport was responsible for the fraud system during the winter games in Sochi in 2014 reached its peak. There, apparently, with the help of the secret service, the FSB doping samples Russian athletes and medal winners were exchanged and manipulated.

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