March 16, 2016 / 1:28 PM / a year ago

Russia hopes athletics federation will be reinstated in May

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Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko gestures during an interview with Reuters in Moscow, Russia, March 11, 2016.Maxim Zmeyev

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday he hoped the Russian Athletics Federation would be reinstated by the sport's governing body in May.

Mutko was speaking at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; writing by Polina Devitt; editing by Jack Stubbs

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