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IBU relegates Russia to provisional member, but keeps it as final Biathlon World Cup stage

Russia has been relegated to provisional IBU member status, but retained its right to host the final stage of the 2017-18 Biathlon World Cup, the executive board of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) ruled in an extraordinary session Sunday. “The IBU Executive Board herewith relegates the RBU (Russian Biathlon union) to provisional membership… With limited membership rights” over doping violations, ...

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Mother Russia calls? Star names that opted for Russian citizenship

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s recent visit to Moscow has sparked speculation the boxer is seeking a Russian passport. If the undefeated US fighter does elect to swear an oath of allegiance to Russia, he will join a number of celebrity names to have recently been granted citizenship. This week, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov lent weight to the citizenship rumours after revealing ...

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If US withdraws from INF treaty, Russia will have to respond in kind – deputy FM

Russia has always complied with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said, calling the US allegations of non-compliance baseless. He added it’s the US that seeks to withdraw from the agreement. Washington used the 30th anniversary of the INF agreement, which Moscow considers one of the key elements of the international non-proliferation and arms ...

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Russia ready to help Japan clean up Fukushima disaster

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 11:55 Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to take defective fuel from the Fukushima-1 Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), said Rosatom department’s director Andrei Ivanov on Friday. Read more “Different options of such cooperation were discussed,” he said, adding that no specific decisions have been made so far. In September, Rosatom offered its services to ...

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‘IOC decision is against Russia, not just athletes’ – 3-time Olympic champion Irina Rodnina

Irina Rodnina, the most decorated figure skater in history who is now a member of the Russian State Duma, has spoken out on the recent International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruling to impose sanctions on Russia. On Tuesday, the IOC banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang during its executive board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. READ MORE: Russian Olympic Committee ...

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Russia charges former Ukraine defense minister with public calls for terrorism

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 14:55 Russia’s federal agency for high-profile crimes has initiated a criminal case against former Ukrainian Defense Minister Anatoly Gritsenko over a call to blow up cars in Russia, which he made on Ukrainian television. Read more The chief spokesperson for the Russian Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, told reporters on Thursday that the decision to launch ...

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Relations between Russia & OPEC constructive, based on trust – Novak

RT Exclusive Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 10:59 The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and independent producers led by Russia made the right decision to extend their oil production cuts until the end of 2018, according to Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak. Read more He told RT it provides an opportunity for a longer-term understanding of the joint ...

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‘Olympic athletes from Russia’– What do we know about the status of Russia’s ‘neutral’ competitors?

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 18:48 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) embarked on an un unprecedented course of action Tuesday, banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang during its executive board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. While Russia will be prohibited from sending an official team to the Games, ‘clean’ Russian athletes who have never been convicted of doping ...

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Russia poised to beat this year's record grain harvest

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 14:03 Next season’s crop of grain in Russia may break this year’s record harvest, according to Agriculture Minister Aleksandr Tkachev. “In terms of grain production, I think that we are to meet the challenge. I am sure that we have the potential to repeat the record and probably even increase it in the future,” he ...

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