"On the orders of RUSADA, the Russian swimming federation has banned Moskvina for a year starting from Nov. 26, 2012 for a breach of anti-doping regulations," the agency said on its website (www.rusada.ru).
Moskvina, 23, has had her best results in the 25-metre pool, including winning the women's 100 metres backstroke at the 2009 European championships in Istanbul, where she set the continent's short-course record of 56.36 seconds. That record is still standing. (Reporting by Gennady Fyodorov; Editing by Julien Pretot)
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