27 May 2018, Lausanne - The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) wishes to inform you that Dr Valery Rukhledev in his capacity as President of the All-Russian Society of the Deaf is currently under investigation by the Tverskoy Court of Moscow (Russia) in regards to allegations of embezzlement. The All-Russian Society of the Deaf, established in 1926, is located at 1905 Goda Street, 10 A in Moscow.
Dr. Rukhledev has been placed under home arrest for the next two months while these investigations continue. The second defendant, Mrs. Tatyana Zembatova, Head of Finance Department for the All-Russian Society for the Deaf has been also detained.
These matters bear no relation to the ICSD.
While the ICSD Executive Board understands the importance of respecting the principle of the presumption of innocence for any person involved in a criminal investigation, the ICSD Executive Board is also actively engaged in strategic planning to ensure that our work continues in advancing ICSD’s mission for deaf athletes throughout the world.
Further information will be shared shortly.
The ICSD Executive Board