OREANDA-NEWS. Valery Gazzayev, a former footballer and football coach, is leaving the lower house of parliament following the elections. He was the deputy of the seventh creature. This was reported by the Kommersant.

Gazzaev is known for his performances for Spartak from Ordzhonikidze, Rostov SKA, Moscow Lokomotiv and Dynamo, as well as Dynamo from Tbilisi. As part of the USSR national team, he won bronze at the 1980 Summer Olympics. In 1986 he began his coaching career.

Gazaev, being a deputy of the State Duma, outlined the benefits that athletes bring while in politics. In his opinion, athletes not only have a broad outlook, experience and relevant knowledge that can be useful in the field of health care and sports, but also can help in the fight against doping.

Gazzayev participated in the voting from the Just Russia - Patriots - For Truth party in Dagestan. As a result of the elections to the State Duma, eight single-mandate candidates were elected: Valery Gartung, Galina Khovanskaya, Elena Drapeko, Anatoly Aksakov, Anatoly Lisitsyn, Anatoly Greshnevikov, Alexander Aksenenko and Yuri Grigoriev. Among the non-re-elected was, among other things, the head of the committee for nationalities Valery Gazzayev.

He became a member of Fair Russia in June 2016. In the same year he was elected to the State Duma, where he headed the committee on nationalities.