Sands asked the athletes not to communicate with the President via Instagram

© RIA Novosti / Michael Microchimeric in photomontaging Kasyanov and Aleksey Pushkarev. Archival photoSands asked the athletes not to communicate with the President via Instagram© RIA Novosti / Michael Microchimeric the image Bank

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin has not yet received a letter from the Russian bobsleigh and skeleton racers, and advised not to go to the head of state via social networks.

«I was told that some e-admission through Instagram and so on. You know, Instagram has never been and, I hope, will never be a channel of communication with the President of Russia, and some other cases for example, I have not yet seen, so I can’t say. I repeat, still using Instagram with the President to communicate is not necessary», — said Peskov.

Appeal athletes to the head of state appeared on the page of skeletonitch Elena Nikitina in Instagram. She and stalanist Alexander Tretyakov, and bobsledder Alexander Kasyanov, Alexey Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin asked to deal with exclusion from international competitions.

On the eve of the international Olympic Committee suspended for life bobbers from competition and revoked their results at the Olympics in Sochi. In respect of the two-seater the decision was made earlier, Nikitin and Tretyakov lost his Olympic bronze and gold.

Because of doping scandal Russia has already lost 11 medals of the 2014 Olympics.