A few days ago, Vladimir Putin announced in a special address that he had signed a decree on partial mobilization in Russia. – If the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, we will certainly use all means at our disposal to protect the country and our people. (…) And those who try to blackmail us with nuclear weapons should know that the winds can turn in their direction. This is not a bluff, said the Russian leader.
This means that those who are in reserve will be included in the military. Among them there are many personalities from the world of sports. One of them is Ivan Maksimov, a five-time world champion in gangs, who today is the coach of the youth national team and Dinam Kazan.
– I came back from a tournament in which the youth team was playing, and my wife told me that I had received a call to a military conscription point on Friday. So I went back to Moscow and visited my mother. When she found out about my drafting, she suffered a stroke. Her condition is very serious. He is in the hospital in intensive care – said Maksimov.
The remaining Russian athletes will go to the army
. AMC Fight Nights champion (middleweight) says he’s ready to go to the front. – I won’t run away. I take the summons and go to the office – this is how the Russian media cites him, adding that Mineyev is a paratrooper with the appropriate licenses.
The summons to the army was also received by volleyball player Nikita Alekseev from the Surgut Super League club Gazprom-Yugra. In 2018, he won the Champions League with a volleyball player.