On May 11, 2018, RAA “RUSADA” initiated the termination of the “Memorandum on cooperation” with the Republic of Mordovia in the field of fight against doping in sports, which was in force since November 2016, due to its non-compliance with modern requirements for anti-doping policy on the territory of the Russian Federation.
To the Head of the region was sent a letter enlisting violations by people registered in the territory of the region, providing information that the Memorandum ends on May 28, 2018 and indicating the readiness of RUSADA to support a constructive dialogue with the Head of the Republic to improve the effectiveness of anti-doping policy. The letter was accompanied by a draft agreement on cooperation with qualitatively new mandatory points.
Within the specified period, Mordovia authorities did not make any counter actions that could indicate their readiness to start a more effective anti-doping policy in the region. With great regret RUSADA has to state that such a position cannot become the basis of constructive cooperation in the field of anti-doping.