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The country was suspended by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after an independent Wada report depicted a culture of widespread doping, with even the secret services involved. Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has since said he is "very sorry" cheating athletes were not caught by the country's anti-doping systems, but stopped short of admitting the scandal had been state-sponsored.
A taskforce has been studying the Russian reforms but a fresh Wada report, issued on Wednesday, made more damaging claims. International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates said Russia's athletes should remain banned and not be allowed to take part in the Rio Games this summer. He also said Russia's anti-doping agency and athletics body were "rotten to the core".
"There are universally recognised principles of law and one of them is that the responsibility should be always personified," said President Putin. "The people who have nothing to do with violations, why should they suffer for those who committed the violations?
"I'm assuming that we'll have a discussion with our colleagues in the World Anti-Doping structure and I hope for a suitable reaction from the International Olympic Committee."
Rune Andersen of the IAAF said Russian athletics had been "tainted by doping from the top level down." "The systematic doping that has been ongoing in Russia - it's difficult to pick the clean athletes," he said.