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Volgograd as Football Mecca?

In 2012, Russia's southern city of Volgograd was picked as a host city for group stage matches. It also had to provide training sites and team base camps. The city also got a brand new Volgograd Arena with a capacity of 45,000. The city upgraded its infrastructure building new roads and junctions, erecting hotels and new residential districts, renovating public interest...

Football Party on the Black Sea Coast

Arguably the country's most beautiful city, the city sprawls along 148 kilometers along the Black Sea coast and has been nicknamed the Russian Riviera. It was a major tourist and cultural destination even before it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Its skyline features an eclectic mix of architecture, its flora and fauna attract adults and children alike. Add...

Ekaterinburg: World Cup’s Easternmost Host City

The Urals capital, Ekaterinburg, will remember the upcoming World Cup as the most memorable event in its history. It was a natural choice to put it on the tournament's map - the city lies on the border between Europe and Asia. Ekaterinburg loves football despite the tough climate, time difference, long-time deficit of football infrastructure, and lackluster performance of local clubs. Residents...

Putin Sworn In As Russian President

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The ceremony opened as the National Flag, the President’s Standard, the Russian Constitution and the President’s Badge were brought into St Andrew’s Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace. According to Article 82 of the Russian Constitution, Vladimir Putin took the oath to the people of Russia in the presence of Federation Council members, members of the State Duma and judges of the Russian Constitutional Court. Constitutional Court President Valery Zorkin announced Vladimir Putin the new President of the Russian Federation. Afterwards, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces,...

4th Muslim Journalists Forum in Yalta

The Russia – Islamic World strategic vision group led by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov is hosting a two-day forum of Journalists From Muslim Countries Against Extremism in the southern Russian city of Yalta. The conference is attended by more than 50 journalists from Russia, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Morocco, Algeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey,...

Russian Defence Ministry Assesses Syria Strike Outcomes (VIDEO)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_uIEkT4f8s As it was promised, the Russian Defence Ministry analyzed effectiveness of missile and bomb strike made by the United States, Great Britain, and France on Syria as well as actions held by Syrian air defence units. It is to be reminded that on April 14 from 3.42 a.m. to 5.10 a.m. (MSK) different objects of the Syrian Arab Republic...

Expert: ‘Time to Take Extraordinary Measures’ in Dagestan

Alikber Alikberov, Deputy Head of the Institute of Oriental Studies, PhD holder in history, talks to Ekaterina Podkolzina, editor-in-chief of the Russia - Islamic World group, about the situation in Dagestan. — For the vast majority of the nations that were part of the Soviet Union, the USSR was a modernization project. It might have been a mixed bag for...

Birthplace of Russian Football: St. Pete Gearing Up for 2018 FIFA WC

Ever since the late 19th century, football has been an integral part of St. Petersburg, the birthplace of Russian football. Back in 1897, Georgy Dyupperon, captain of the team called St. Petersburg Section of Athletes led his team against the Sports Enthusiasts Section on the drill ground of 1st Cadet Corps. This matchup became the first football battle in Russian...

Expert: ‘Time to Take Extraordinary Measures’ in Dagestan

Alikber Alikberov, Deputy Head of the Institute of Oriental Studies, PhD holder in history, talks to Ekaterina Podkolzina, editor-in-chief of the Russia - Islamic World group, about the situation in Dagestan. — When experts used to point out what they called de-fragmentation of the legal framework in Dagestan and in some other regions, they referred to the resurgence of religion...

Moscow Ready for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia's capital is getting a major overhaul ahead of the planet's most important football event.

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