Support The Moscow Times!

Bilalov Brothers Leave Russia

Businessman and former Olympic Committee deputy president Akhmed Bilalov, whom President Vladimir Putin publicly criticized and sacked in February, has left the country.

Akhmed Bilalov and his brother Magomed Bilalov left Russia just over a month ago, according to RBK.ru.

Akhmed Bilalov said that his departure is a temporary measure and that he intends to return to Russia in March 2013, RBK.ru said on Tuesday. Their whereabouts have not been disclosed.

Investigators are reviewing companies belonging to two brothers, after Vladimir Putin accused Akhmed Bilalov of delays and cost overruns at an Olympic Krasnaya Polyana ski resort.

Following Putin's criticism and demand for his ouster Bilalov submitted his resignation from three posts: deputy president of the Russian Olympic Committee, president of the state corporation North Caucasus Resorts and president of the Russian Golf Association.

Related articles:

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.