MOSCOW, April 9 (RAPSI) — A bill seeking to oblige Russian athletes to notify their sports federations about traveling abroad for training has been submitted to the State Duma, according to the official database of the lower house of the Russian parliament.

It is proposed to legislatively fix the obligation of the athletes entering into agreements on participation in professional competitions, including on the territories of foreign states, to notify the All-Russian sports federations about their training sessions held abroad or the facts of making fixed-term contracts with physical culture and sports organizations of foreign states under the procedures established and approved by the all-Russian sports federations, the explanatory note to the bill reads.

The document also proposes to empower the all-Russian sports federations with the authority to maintain a register of contracts concluded by athletes with sports organizations of foreign states.

The authors of the initiative are the Chair of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture, Sport and Youth Affairs Boris Paikin and legislator from the United Russia political party Vladislav Tretyak.

The adoption of the bill will expand the area of legal regulation, making it possible to strengthen control over international transfers of athletes, the parliamentarians believe.