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Deaflympics boss placed under house arrest amid embezzlement investigation

By Nick Butler

2018 Valery Rukhledev

Valery Rukhledev, President of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), has been placed under two months of house arrest as an investigation continues into claims of embezzlement in Russia.

Rukhledev, who was elected to the ICSD post in 2013, is accused of embezzling over Rs50 million (£604,000/$803,800/€690,000) from the All-Russian Society of the Deaf in Moscow.

The 70-year-old, a six-time Deaflympics champion for the Soviet Union between 1969 and 1977 in Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling, has been charged under the Russian Criminal Code.

A Moscow Court has ruled that he will be kept under house arrest until July 23.

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Source: Inside the Games

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