Tag Archives: 2018

Russian special services thwarted 6 terrorist attacks in 2018, says Federal Security Service chief

Russian special services prevented six terrorist attacks in the first three months of 2018, FSB Director Aleksandr Bortnikov said at Tuesday’s session of Russia’s National Counter-Terrorism Committee. “Three terrorist crimes were committed [in Russia] in the first quarter of 2018 – in the republic of Dagestan, in Khabarovsk Territory and in Sakhalin Region. Six terrorist attacks were stopped at the ...

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Russian anti-gay lawmaker wants ‘vice squad’ to target prostitution during 2018 World Cup

A Russian pro-Christian MP says ahead of the 2018 World Cup the police should launch special units manned by “true patriots” and deploy them in cities to fight “asocial persons” including prostitutes and pimps. Vitaly Milonov, widely known as the key sponsor of the Russian law that bans the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual relations to minors (also known as the ...

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Review: 2018 Lincoln Navigator

Michigan saw a historic amount of snowfall in 2018. And it’s not done. It’s snowing as I write this and it snowed nearly every day since I took delivery of this burgundy 2018 Lincoln Navigator. Excuse the dirty car shown in the photos. That’s life in the Midwest: half the year it’s impossible to keep cars clean of salt and ...

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Review: 2018 Lincoln Navigator

Michigan saw a historic amount of snowfall in 2018. And it’s not done. It’s snowing as I write this and it snowed nearly every day since I took delivery of this burgundy 2018 Lincoln Navigator. Excuse the dirty car shown in the photos. That’s life in the Midwest: half the year it’s impossible to keep cars clean of salt and ...

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BMW aims to finalize Russian autoplant deal before end of 2018

German auto giant BMW is keen to finalize negotiations on the construction of a plant in Kaliningrad, Russia, this year. The company is now in negotiations with Russian partners, regional and federal authorities. Read more “We are aimed at completing the negotiations and signing a contract during this year,” BMW Group AG Oliver Zipse, told the TASS news agency. BMW ...

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Your guide to 2018 Russian presidential election candidates: 4. Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR)

Russians will choose between eight presidential candidates on March 18, and Vladimir Zhirinovsky is the most electorally experienced hopeful. A rabble-rouser who is notorious for his outspoken views. Who? Vladimir Zhirinovsky Party? Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) What is his background? Zhirinovsky is neither a liberal nor much of a democrat. Instead, he’s a hardcore jingoistic nationalist, best described ...

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‘We need to build bridges’ – German FA chief against Russia 2018 boycott

German Football Association (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel has spoken out against a boycott of the Russia 2018 World Cup, saying it would only serve to “harm” the situation. “The DFB is leaning towards dialogue, and not a boycott,” Bild quoted the 56-year-old as saying. “We need to build bridges. A boycott will not help. The [PyeongChang 2018 Winter] Olympics in ...

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Russian para athlete Rumyantseva wins 3rd gold at PyeongChang 2018

Russian Paralympian Ekaterina Rumyantseva has won her third straight gold at the 2018 Paralympic Games in the women’s standing 10km race in PyeongChang on Tuesday. With just one shooting error, Rumyantseva, who is competing as a Neutral Paralympic Athlete (NPA) in PyeongChang, clocked the time of 34 minutes and 10 seconds, which turned out to be the best result of ...

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Achilles the deaf Hermitage cat to reprise role as ‘animal psychic’ for Russia 2018

A deaf cat named Achilles who lives in the Hermitage Museum will reprise his role as an ‘animal psychic’ for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. The feline also picked results for last year’s 2017 Confederations Cup. Achilles’ day job is guarding precious paintings at the world-famous Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg but was selected to pick the traditional ...

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Your guide to 2018 Russian presidential election candidates: 3. Ksenia Sobchak (Civic Initiative)

Russians will be choosing between eight presidential candidates on March 18, and Ksenia Sobchak is the newcomer of the lot. A socialite and candidate “against all,” she also owes a debt to her chief rival, Vladimir Putin. Who? Ksenia Sobchak Party? Civic Initiative What is her background? Sobchak has a very interesting past. Leningrad-born with a silver spoon in her ...

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