Director of Legal Department, FC Zenit
And Anastasia Malyarchuk
Lawyer, FC Zenit
Saint Petersburg - Russia
What is the situation of the national competitions in your country? Have they been suspended / stopped / resumed? Is suspended, do you know if and when they will resume? If so, under what conditions?
Due to the disturbing COVID-19 situation, on 16 March 2020, the Ministry of Sport of Russia recommended that all Russian sports federations cancel or postpone official competitions in Russia for the period from 21 March until further notice. On 17 March 2020, the Bureau of the Executive Committee of the Football Union of Russia (FUR) decided to suspend football competitions under the auspices of FUR until 10 April 2020. That decision was applicable to all kinds of football, with the exception of online competitions (so called «interactive football»). Subsequently, FUR extended the period of suspension until 31 May 2020.
On 15 May...
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