Vitaly Mutko in December last year also left his position as chairman of Russia's 2018 World Cup organising committee, in the wake of his Olympic ban
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia dream big as performance in mega event defies criticism, raises expectation
The free-scoring Russians — who have now struck eight times in just two matches — have lifted the home fans, who in turn have inspired the men in red on the pitch, for so long under-achievers at the highest level.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russian national football team's doctor says country's leagues are 'cleanest in world'
Doping allegations have dogged Russia as it prepares to host the World Cup for the first time in mid-June.
Winter Olympics 2018: IOC bans Russian athletes from marching under country's flag in closing ceremony at Pyeongchang
Russian athletes will not be able to march behind their flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony after the IOC voted unanimously to keep the country's ban for mass doping.
Winter Olympics 2018: Russia says CAS rejected last-minute appeal from athletes due to IOC's pressure
Russia said on Friday the Court of Arbitration for Sport was under pressure from Olympic officials when it rejected a last-minute bid from 47 Russian athletes to take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
Winter Olympics 2018: 47 Russian athletes lose last-minute CAS appeal to participate in Pyeongchang Games
The IOC was swift to welcome the decision, the latest twist in the Russian doping scandal, saying the ruling "supports the fight against doping and brings clarity for all athletes".
Court of Arbitration for Sport lift bans on 28 Russian athletes accused of doping at 2014 Winter Olympics
CAS said, "In 28 cases, the evidence collected was found to be insufficient to establish that an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) was committed by the athletes concerned."
Winter Olympics 2018: Over 200 Russian athletes to compete at Pyeongchang, says deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko
Around 200 "clean" Russians will take part in the upcoming Winter Games, even though their country is suspended, the deputy prime minister responsible for sport, Vitaly Mutko, said on Saturday.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned for life from the Olympic Games this month over doping, said on Wednesday that he is stepping down as chairman of the 2018 World Cup organising committee.
Russia deputy PM Vitaly Mutko quits from country's football union to contest his lifetime ban from Olympic Games
Mutko said that he will continue his duties in the government as well as preparing the World Cup which is being staged in Russia this summer
Winter Olympics 2018: Vladimir Putin says he won't stop Russian athletes from competing at Pyeongchang
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia would allow athletes to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics under a neutral flag after the country was banned from the Games over a state-orchestrated doping programme.
Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee over its state-orchestrated doping programme, but clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia taking strict measures to combat threat of terrorist attacks during tournament
The threat has increased since Russia's military intervention in Syria in September 2015 to support President Bashar al-Assad's regime, making it a priority IS target.
Russian doping whistleblower reveals country plotted his suicide to stop him from telling the truth to world
"Russia is emboldened when no one holds it to account and we have all seen the consequences," Rodchenkov said.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino faces new ethics complaint for blocking scrutiny of football officials, claims report
A New York University law professor who resigned from a FIFA governance committee has filed an ethics complaint against the global football body's leadership, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
Mutko insisted that Russian authorities had never run a state-sponsored doping programme and pinned all the blame on the laboratory and Russia's Anti-Doping Agency.
Russian doping scandal: McLaren report author alleges widespread tampering in samples of footballers
The Mail on Sunday wrote that the Russian players are being probed by FIFA as part of a broader scandal over allegations of state-backed doping in the country.
WADA partially lifts ban on Russian anti-doping agency, allows it to 'plan and co-ordinate testing' of samples
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced on Tuesday a decision to give the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) the right for planning and collecting of doping samples.
Russia was earlier accused by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of running a state-sponsored operation across sports to aid and protect drug cheats.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino said Thursday he was not worried about hooliganism at next year's Russia World Cup, amid growing fears the tournament could be blighted by fan violence.