The Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko
The impending liquidation of the Ministry of sport of the Russian Federation said on Tuesday the newspaper “Soviet sport” with reference to sources in the government.
According to the publication, of the work done by the sports Ministry, the Federal tourism Agency and Federal Agency for youth Affairs will be merged into a single Agency. It will report directly to the government. Who will lead the new Agency, the newspaper said.
Earlier Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a meeting of the Council for physical culture and sports, proposed to consolidate the coaching of sport, tourism and youth policy for a Deputy Prime Minister. He noted that in the near future the government will make “concrete, including staffing proposals.”
At the moment the functions of supervision of the spheres of sports, tourism and youth policy divided between two Deputy Prime Ministers. The sport is supervised by Arkady Dvorkovich, tourism and the youth policy Olga Golodets.
Today it became known that the head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov intends to leave his post. He said that he was going to focus on working in the State Duma and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Zhukov also said he will continue working as the head of the coordination Commission of the Olympic winter games in 2022 in Beijing.
The Ministry of sports in its present form was founded in 2012. To this end, the Ministry was called the Ministry of sport, tourism and youth policy. In 2008 it was headed by Vitaly Mutko. In March this year he said he was “not sticking to his chair”, he’s tired from working Minister.
According to “Soviet sport”, after liquidation of the Ministry Mutko can get the status of Deputy Prime Minister.