Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended Vitaly Mutko and claimed it would be "impossible" to fire him given the international criticism after his role in the country's doping scandal.
Former Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko apparently has no plans to leave his post as President of the Russian Football Union (RFU), a role he has held since 2015.
Mutko replaced as Deputy Prime Minister for sport and put in control of construction in Russian Government reshuffle
Vitaly Mutko has been replaced as Deputy Prime Minister responsible for sport by Olga Golodets in a reshuffle of the Russian Government, after Dmitry Medevdev was nominated to serve a fresh term as Prime Minister by President Vladimir Putin.
Deputy Prime Minister Dvorkovich appointed head of Russia 2018 Organising Committee to replace Mutko
Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has officially replaced Vitaly Mutko as head of the local Organising Committee for this year's FIFA World Cup in Russia, it was announced today.
The former head of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee Vitaly Mutko, Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov and International Fencing Federation President Alisher Usmanov are among the names included on the United States Treasury Department's "oligarchs list".
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko will not be able to lift his Olympic ban before Pyeongchang 2018 after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said they had not received a request to hear his appeal beforehand.
Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has claimed that they will receive initial information from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding which athletes are eligible to participate neutrally at Pyeongchang 2018 on Monday (January 8).
Alexei Sorokin has officially replaced Vitaly Mutko as the head of the Organising Committee for this year's FIFA World Cup after a decree removing him from the role was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko claims to have filed a case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to exclude him from "all future Olympic Games" as punishment for the country's doping scandal.
Vitaly Mutko has stepped down as the chairman of next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Mutko temporarily stands down as Russian Football Union President to fight lifetime Olympic Games ban
Vitaly Mutko has temporarily stood down as President of the Russian Football Union (RFU) for six months to fight his lifetime ban from the Olympic Games.
Kulizhnikov and Yuskov included on list of Russian athletes submitted for inclusion at Pyeongchang 2018
Speed skaters Pavel Kulizhnikov and Denis Yuskov have reportedly been included in a preliminary list of Russian athletes submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for potential inclusion in a neutral team at Pyeongchang 2018.
Russia will pay a $15 million (£11 million/€13 million) imposed on them by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) but only if they agree that there will no further punishment taken against the country, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has claimed.
Russia's Ministry of Sport have been identified as the biggest culprits in the country's doping scandal but there is no evidence directly linking President Vladimir Putin or Vitaly Mutko with the conspiracy.
The hope in Russia was that the glittering FIFA World Cup draw ceremony would shine the light back on the tournament and shift attention from the country’s doping scandal to the football itself.