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Mutko steps down as president of Russian Football Union

Alexander Alayev, who will serve as the acting head of the Russian Football Union, speaks to the media during a news conference following Russian Football Union meeting in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec.Vitaly Mutko, a Russian government official who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in doping, said Monday he would temporarily step down as president of the Russian Football Union.

Russian Hackers Release Stolen Emails in New Effort to Undermine Doping Investigators


Russian hackers released a new set of stolen emails on Wednesday, part of an effort to highlight disagreements between global sports officials and international doping regulators.— called the communications evidence of “sports officials’ tension over the fight for power and cash,” pointing to antidoping authorities’ desire for independence from Olympic officials.

D.C. Renames Russian Embassy Street For Slain Boris Nemtsov

City Council voted to rename a street in front of the Russian Embassy after a murdered dissident.In a statement announcing its unanimous decision, the council said it was renaming “the portion of Wisconsin Avenue in front of the Russian Embassy” after him, Politico reports.