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Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup: First FAN ID issued in Finland

The first FAN ID needed for foreign football fans to attend the FIFA World Cup in Russia has been issued in Finland. The lucky fan is a Finnish national who plans to attend the event with his family. The ceremony of handing over the document was held in the Russian Science and Culture Center in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. ...

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American meddling is bad too, except when it isn’t, says ex-ambassador to Russia

In a fierce Twitter skirmish, former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has tried to explain the evil of Russia’s “election meddling.” Turns out, it’s all about definitions. McFaul has been an active tweeter since his return from Moscow – an active Putin critic, mostly. He frequently engages with his 280,000-strong audience, defending his posts in both Russian and English. ...

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Russia probe: Mueller charges lawyer with false statements about Manafort partner

Published time: 20 Feb, 2018 14:47 Edited time: 20 Feb, 2018 14:57 US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged the lawyer of Paul Manafort’s business partner with lying to Russia probe investigators. Both Rick Gates and and former Trump adviser Manafort have already been indicted. As well as allegedly lying about his communications with Manafort partner Gates, lawyer Alex Van ...

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Russia should brace for hack attack on presidential elections – National Security Council

Key Russian election infrastructure could be targeted by a cyberattack during the March presidential vote, said the head of the National Security Council in a report on cybersecurity. The warning came from Nikolay Patrushev, who outlined on Tuesday the damage caused by hacking attacks in Russia last year and the government’s response to the threat. He said over 500,000 computers ...

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Russia accused of ‘erasing Muslim heritage’ for restoring collapsing Crimean mosque

Russia has been accused of trying to “erase Crimean Muslim culture” by restoring a local mosque. However, workers at the site say they are saving the historic building from crumbling after years of neglect. Many sites in the Crimean peninsula remain in poor condition because there were insufficient funds allocated for their upkeep and restoration during the years that the ...

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‘Wicked practice’: EU pushes Balkans to choose either West or Russia, says Lavrov

EU’s demands for the Balkan states to choose between the West or Russia are counterproductive and only increase tensions on the European continent, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Serbia’s Beta news agency. Ukraine was presented with same dilemma, Lavrov said, which “eventually led to a fracture in the Ukrainian society and state; caused an unconstitutional coup (in 2014) and ...

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‘Absurd’: GOP governor slams Trump over linking FBI ‘inaction’ in Florida massacre to Russia probe

US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the FBI in the wake of the Florida school massacre apparently did not sit well with some US officials. Ohio Governor John Kasich called the president’s remarks “absurd.” “I think it’s an absurd statement,” Kasich told CNN’s State of the Union show on Sunday, referring to Trump’s recent tweet, in which he criticized the ...

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5 killed, including gunman, in shooting at festival in southern Russia

Four people have been killed and several others injured in a gun attack on a festival crowd in Dagestan in southern Russia, Interior Ministry has confirmed. The shooter was also killed. Read more The shooting happened in the city of Kizlyar, a provincial capital in the Republic of Dagestan, Interfax reported citing a local source. The gunman opened fire at ...

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Russia ‘no threat,’ NATO expansion ‘dilutes effectiveness’ of bloc – ex-US defense secretary to RT

NATO’s rapid expansion has not necessarily strengthened the alliance and the US should rethink its hostility towards Russia, former US Secretary of Defense William Perry said on RT’s SophieCo program. Perry, who has previously stated that NATO’s eastward expansion during his tenure as defense secretary was a mistake and largely responsible for the current confrontation between Moscow and Washington, told ...

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