“The country's economy is experiencing very serious stress. Professional sports should seek new models of life and work in these conditions. From the Ministry of Sports, we are ready to provide all possible assistance. But we need to take very seriously the restructuring of the economic model of professional sports. We need to look for models of interaction with the business community and gradually reduce the state budget spending on professional sports. This was one of the instructions of the President of Russia, ”Matytsin said on Mayak radio.

Earlier, the board of the Ministry of Sports recognized the results of work in 2019 as satisfactory.