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MOSCOW, November 21. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has dismissed as dirty and cynical an informal conversation between senior officials of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Olivier Niggli and Craig Reedie, on the membership of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) caught on RT television’s camera.
"These are nothing more than dirty statements," Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page. "That was not even a conversation between two political technologists who have to deal, for example, with an election campaign."
"These are sports officials representing world sports that should be beyond politics but is always involved in it," the diplomat said.
"We are accustomed to cynicism," Zakharova noted. "But what about those whose sports fate depends on these respectable functionaries, on the face of it?"
According to Zakharova, there is a way out of any, even the most shameful situation. "In this case, they should atone for their sins against Paralympians," she wrote. "From now on, we will compare every word uttered by these gentlemen with their deeds to make sure they do not contradict each other."
A conversation between Reedie and Niggli took place on the sidelines of a WADA Foundation Board meeting held in Glasgow. During the conversation they pointed to the need to exert pressure on Russia and said they are not desperate to see Russia’s membership reinstated.