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US establishment rallies around martyr figure of ex-ambassador McFaul

Former US ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul was touched that the Senate voted to protect him from being hauled off to a Russian dungeon – or at least that’s what the establishment crowd made it look like. McFaul was the US envoy to Russia from February 2012 to February 2014, leaving Moscow just days after the US-backed coup in the ...

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Ex-Trump campaign figure tells black Democrat strategist he is ‘out of his cotton-picking mind’

In a heated debate over immigration, David Bossie, the former deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump, told Democratic strategist Joel Payne, a person of color, that he is “out of [his] cotton-picking mind.” The comment by Bossie, who currently heads Citizens United, came amid a tense exchange on Fox & Friends with Payne about the controversies surrounding US President Donald ...

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'They know who I am & who I represent' – Russian Olympic figure skater Medvedeva to RT

Russian Olympic figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva has spoken exclusively to RT about becoming a two-time Olympic silver medalist, despite political pressure at the recent PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Eighteen-year-old Medvedeva won a silver medal in PyeongChang, finishing second to teammate and friend Alina Zagitova. The two were forced to compete as Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) after the International ...

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Russian figure skater Medvedeva out of world champs due to recurring leg injury

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia will miss the upcoming World Figure Skating Championship in Milan, Italy, to have treatment on a leg injury she suffered before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics. “Following a detailed medical examination, doctors recommended Evgenia Medvedeva skip the championships. She will be replaced by Stanislava Konstantinova, who was the first reserve skater in the ...

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Russian figure skater Medvedeva sets world record in short program

The two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva representing Olympic Athletes from Russia delivered a stunning performance in the ladies’ short program, setting a new world record of 81.61 points. Medvedeva managed to beat her previous achievement, recorded several days earlier in a team event, by 60 hundredths of a point. However, the record was beaten just minutes later by her teammate ...

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Russian figure skating star Zagitova breaks Medvedeva’s newly-set world record in short program

Alina Zagitova has taken the lead in the ladies’ short program receiving an incredible 82.92 points from the judges, beating the world record set minutes earlier by Zagitova’s teammate and training partner Evgenia Medvedeva. Zagitova’s immaculately-executed technical elements, including her signature triple Lutz-triple loop combination, merited 45.30 points. It is the highest technical score ever recorded in the women’s short ...

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WADA officers disrupt Russian figure skating star Zagitova’s training

Olympic figure skating gold medal contender Alina Zagitova was prevented from conducting a full training session on Monday, after a doping officer interrupted the Russian’s practice in PyeongChang. Read more “Zagitova took to the ice as was scheduled, but several minutes later she was forced to leave the skating rink, because a doping officer ordered her to take a doping ...

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Flash dance: Costume malfunction leaves French Olympic figure skaters red-faced (PHOTOS)

Olympic ice dancing medal contenders Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France suffered an embarrassing mishap during their routine on Monday, when Papadakis’ top came unhooked, exposing her left breast. The clasp at the neckline of the skater’s dress came off just several seconds into the pair’s short dance performance, meaning the couple spent the rest of the time concentrating ...

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‘Huge sorrow’: Bobrova leads Russian figure skaters’ respects to plane crash victims

Team captain Ekaterina Bobrova and Russia’s silver-medal-winning figure skaters at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics have paid their respects to the 71 people killed when a passenger jet crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday. The twin-engine An-148 plane was scheduled to travel 1,500km southeast from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport to the town of Orsk, near the country’s border with Kazakhstan, when ...

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Russia claims PyeongChang silver in team figure skating after 15yo Zagitova’s flawless free skate

Published time: 12 Feb, 2018 03:16 Edited time: 12 Feb, 2018 03:36 Russian skaters have secured silver in the team figure skating competition at the PyeongChang Olympics following Alina Zagitova’s extraordinary free skate show. Canada has clinched gold, while the US is likely to win bronze. With the free dance routine yet to come, the Canadians are leading with 63 ...

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