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Olympic champion in biathlon Anton Shipulin, announced the end of his sports career, is going to run for the state Duma. It is reported Znak.com
According to the publication, Shipulin will nominate its candidate for the by-election in Serov single-mandate district No. 174 in the Sverdlovsk region. It is noted that for the campaign of the ex-athlete will meet the Vice-Governor of the region on domestic policy Sergey Bidonko member of the party “United Russia”.
Shipulin has announced retirement from the sport on December 25. The veteran noted that this decision affected the situation with the prosecution of him and other Russian athletes to use banned drugs. In addition, he complained about the condition.
Three-time Olympic champion Anfisa Reztsova called the journalist a traitor who refused to fight for the participation in the Games in 2018. According to her, the athlete will begin a political career, despite the fact that he had no talent for this activity.
Shipulin was a confidant of the candidate in presidents of Russia of Vladimir Putin, who won elections in March 2018.
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