To: Premier – minister, Moscow
Problems of Russian sport
Date: 1t December 2009
of this report is to comment to the situation in Russian sport, especially
football, and to make suggestions for possible improvements.
2. Influence of illegal money
To begin with, the government must put more
serious punishment for so called match-fixing.
It’s dangerous for Russian sport progress to close our eyes to "strange
matches”. Football clubs rich owners can pay millions for clubs with little budget
and buy the victory. That is why Russian football has lost the spirit of
struggle, but has got a lot of money, which isn’t reckoned in the Tax
3. Culture of support
in Russian football assumes ever greater importance for Russian soccer fans. Every
match we can see sections of the fans yelling: Russia
for the Russians, whereas more than 200 foreign footballers now play in Russia. Russian
support is full of insults and obscene language. The authorities must give a
kind of incentive to "positively inclined” sectors and cruelly fine hooligans
with including banning their future admission to any stadium.
far as it can be seen from my point THE MAIN PROBLEM IS that the authorities
completely ignore the problems of children's sport, and do it in a permanent
To sum up, we
accept the situation with illegal money ruling the results, but suddenly we
fell upset when our national team loses (and it happens too regularly). I feel it’s
time to reform Russian sport. If the suggestions of this report could be carried
out, our country would be in a number of the best sport powers and our sport
events would be exciting again.