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‘Unable to forgive us for winning right to host World Cup’: Russia responds to UK boycott threats

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says British media are “unable to forgive” the country for winning the right to host the FIFA 2018 World Cup. It comes amid threats of boycotting the event from UK outlets. Read more The ministry was responding to calls in the UK to shun the event in retaliation for Russia’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of former ...

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Agriculture makes much more money for Russia than arms exports – Putin

The recent boost in Russian agriculture has made food sales abroad much more profitable for the country than exports of military weapons, according to President Vladimir Putin. “Today, agriculture exports exceed arms sales by more than a third. $ 28.8 billion from agricultural sector, $ 15.6 billion from the defense industry,” Putin told farmers in Krasnodar on Monday. Read more ...

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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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Goodbye ‘Satan’: Russia to get rid of iconic ICMB & get top replacement

Russia is soon to start scrapping Soviet-era intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) dubbed by NATO as SS-18 Satan, according to the Defense Ministry. The missiles to replace them, Sarmat, boast cutting-edge capabilities. Read more “It [Satan missile] is at the end of its life span, and we are about to start discarding that missile,” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said. ...

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Putin: Russia won’t threaten anyone in Arctic, but will ensure its safety

Russia will expand its presence in the Arctic to ensure the safety of its citizens, President Vladimir Putin said. While Moscow does not seek to intimidate anyone, it will continue to develop the vital region. “We won’t threaten anybody, but, using our advantages, of a territorial nature in this case, we will ensure the security of Russia and its citizens. ...

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Chinese tourism to Russia booming with record 1.5 million visitors

Tourists from China accounted for the highest number of foreign visitors to Russia last year, according to Chinese Ambassador Li Hui. Read more “The number of Chinese tourists in Russia reached 1.5 million in 2017. This is the largest number among all countries for Russia. China, for its part, ranked second among the countries visited by Russian tourists,” said the Chinese ...

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Eye in the sky: Russia 2018 World Cup venues as seen from satellite (VIDEO)

Those getting ready to visit Russia for the 2018 World Cup now have a chance to get a view from above. 12 stadiums in 11 cities have been captured on spectacular satellite images, gathered in RT’s Ruptly agency compilation. Satellite images show arenas, set to host the matches of this summer’s World Cup. Stylish Fisht Stadium on the Black Sea, ...

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Athletes from Russia win 2 biathlon golds & silver at Paralympics in South Korea

Published time: 10 Mar, 2018 05:41 Edited time: 10 Mar, 2018 05:54 Mikhalina Lysova from Russia, competing for ‘Neutral Paralympic Athletes’ (NPA) at this year’s games, has won the gold medal in a 6km race for visually impaired female contenders at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Ukraine’s Oksana Shyshkova won the silver medal, while Belarusian athlete Sviatlana Sakhanenka got ...

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‘Urgently engage with Russia’: US senators call for dialogue after new nuclear arsenal unveiled

A group of US lawmakers have called for strategic dialogue with Moscow. They feel that the matter is “more urgent” following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unveiling of a number of cutting-edge weapons systems. Read more “A US-Russia Strategic Dialogue is more urgent following President Putin’s public address on March 1st when he referred to several new nuclear weapons Russia is ...

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US ‘outgunned & outmatched’ by Russia in Europe, admits top general seeking budget increase

US troops in the Baltic countries would be “outranged, outgunned and outmatched” by Russians in case of a conflict, the head of the US European Command told lawmakers, seeking to secure funds in the face of a Moscow “threat.” “If you look at it in a concentrated way on the border of Eastern Europe and only on the ground force, ...

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