Seasons in the Russian Premier League, KHL championship and VTB United League was suspended in March due to pandemic coronavirus. Later, decisions were made that hockey and basketball tournaments to play will not.

“Always, special attention to football, especially to our national football championship, for hockey. Football back in our lives since June 19, when they resumed Premier League matches. Hockey and basketball can return in August or September,” – said Chernyshenko journalists.

Vice Prime Minister informed that currently negotiations are on show most of the matches of the championship of RPL on Federal television channels.

“the Russian Premier League and Russian football Union has done a great job and are ready to provide security for athletes and spectators. At this stage, agreed to the opening of the stands in the Premier League – said Chernyshenko.

“Yet with the minimum number of spectators, no more than 10%, but this is live football, with the support of the audience, creating an unprecedented emotional atmosphere. Because the presence of the fans in the stands will be restricted, we agree that more matches can be seen on free Federal channels,” he added.