Russian Rally Drivers Banned From Entering Estonia on Eve of World Championship

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Estonia has imposed a ban on the entry into Estonia of Russian rally drivers Nikolai Gryazin and Konstantin Alexandrov, who were supposed to start on July 14 at Rally Estonia, which is the seventh stage of the World Championship. 

Picture: So many horses

It is noted that Gryazin and Alexandrov represent the German Toksport team and take third place in the WRC2 World Championship after six stages.

“The ban on their participation came into force on the day of victory, June 23, and will be in effect until July 18, the day after the end of Rally Estonia,” Postimees newspaper reports.

The information about persons who have been denied entry is intended for official use, therefore the Ministry of Internal Affairs does not publish it and does not comment on it, however, the presence of a ban on the entry of persons can be checked on the official website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Estonia.


Picture: Screenshot of the search results on the Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs website that shows that the Russian Gryazin is banned from entering Estonia until July 18, 2022 

In addition, it is mentioned that the Ministry of Culture filed an application for a ban on the entry of a Russian rally pair to Estonia at the beginning of last week. Tarvi Pyrn, Deputy Chancellor of Sports of the Ministry of Culture, and Margus Klaan, adviser to the Department of Sports, told Postimees last week that the main formal legal basis for the request is :the safety of two Russian drivers.”

Ru-Main, 28.06.2022 
Source: Interfax 

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