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“It all depends on other countries”: Legkov – on the removal of Russian skiers

St. PETERSBURG, Sep 30, Dmitry Yedigarev. International Ski Federation (FIS) may not be against the return of Russians to international competitions, but it all depends on other countries, said Olympic champion in cross-country skiing Alexander Legkov. Earlier, Vyalbe, who is currently at the FIS meeting in Zurich, spoke via video link as part of the Russia Forum – a sports power” that at a meeting with the leadership of the organization she was given to understand that after the announcement of partial mobilization in Russia and referendums in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, the issue of granting neutral status to Russian athletes was actually removed from the FIS agenda. “I don't understand “what and how is happening. I can't say for sure, though, that they won't let us in or not. Of course, everything is possible now. Maybe the FIS is not against our performance, because this is a level. When Russians compete in cross-country skiing x, this is a very good level. Maybe even now the FIS wants to see us. The question is whether other countries will declare their non-participation if our guys are admitted. Most likely, the dialogue goes in this format. If the FIS makes the final decision on October 22, then why guess on coffee grounds?” Legkov said. By decree of President Vladimir Putin, partial mobilization has been announced in Russia since September 21. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, it is needed to control the contact line of 1 thousand kilometers and liberated territories in Ukraine.In the course of mobilization, a total of 300,000 reservists will be called up, which is just over 1% of the total mobilization resource of the Russian Federation.


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