Kadriya Akhmerova, the Director of the State Budgetary Institution "Center for Sports Innovative Technologies and Training of National Teams" under the Department of Physical Culture and Sports, is also the head of the Archery Federation in Moscow. However, concerning information has emerged regarding her association with Russian military structures during the ongoing and brutal war against Ukraine. Akhmerova holds a position as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Presidential Regiment of the Federal Security Service of Russia.
This revelation has raised significant concerns regarding the intertwining of sports and military roles within sports federations. Critics argue that such affiliations can compromise the impartiality and integrity of sporting organizations. The international sports community is closely monitoring this situation and calling for greater transparency and adherence to ethical standards in the governance of sports.