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    Doping Scandal Type of Anti-Moscow Information Pressure– Foreign Ministry

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    The current doping scandal involving Russia is one of the ways of information pressure against Moscow, it is perplexing and disappointing, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Earlier this week, it was revealed that several Russian athletes, including Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, tested positive for the recently banned substance further fueling Russia's doping scandal.

    "Of course we understand that this is one of the directions of this information and psychological pressure which is implemented against Russia," Zakharova said, adding that this was "not only perplexing, but disappointing."

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