Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Annular eclipse will be visible in South America, Africa on Feb 26Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
ALEKSIN, Tula region, June 19 (Itar-Tass) — The state is ready to have its say in the situation around football in Russia, but the Russian Football Union must draw a lesson from the defeat of the national team at Euro-2012, Russian Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko said on Tuesday.
“An open dialogue between all parties concerned is needed on the problem of Russia’s national football team, of the entire Russian football, rather than behind-the-scenes talk. As a matter of fact, even myself, despite my 15-year experience in this sphere, have a wage idea of where football is going. Now, I think we shall make a pause to see what kind of conclusions the federation draws, whether it is capable to sort things out. If it fails to solve the problem, we shall get involved,” the minister said.
“The state must find tools to influence the situation,” he noted. “Regrettably, after the Vancouver Olympic Games, all efforts to pass a law on sports federations have failed. It looks like the law has too many opponents, those who say the state should not interfere with their affairs. A federation must get is clear that it is not a bogus company, that it is better to play with the national emblem on the shirt than with an unknown home-painted bird, and not to withdraw into the shadow.”
“I think this year we will be able to push the law holding a sports federation responsible for a defeat and vesting the state with the right to have a say in appointing a chief coach of a national team. Now I have no such authority,” Mutko added.