Ivan Melnikov, executive secretary of the Public Observation Commission of Moscow, said that Zenit striker Alexander Kokorin and Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamaev, who are detained in the Moscow detention center-2 of Butyrka, until December 8, maintain physical fitness.
Both players were charged under articles of the 116th Criminal Code (“Beating”) and 213th (“Hooliganism”) for participating in attacks on Minpromtorg officials Denis Pak and Sergey Gaysin, as well as Vitaly Solovchuk, driver of the leading First Channel Olga Ushakova.
“Kokorin and Mamayev have the opportunity to practice in the gym five days a week. I think that this is correct, because they are professional athletes, it’s important for them not to lose shape,” Melnikov said. “Sport is work for them if players lose their shape, then the profession will be lost. The penitentiary system is aimed at correcting a person, not at harming him, therefore it is extremely important that Kokorin and Mamayev can train. "