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Russia to kick off 2018 World Cup against Saudi Arabia in Moscow

Hosts Russia have been drawn with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay in their World Cup 2018 group, and will kick off the tournament against the Saudis at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on June 14. At a star-studded Final Draw at the State Kremlin Palace, the 32 teams that have qualified for the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia learned their group stage ...

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Russia will do everything it can to make World Cup 2018 a grandiose sports festival – Putin

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 15:32 Edited time: 1 Dec, 2017 15:54 Russia, the host of FIFA World Cup 2018, will make effort to ensure that the championship is remembered as a celebration of sports and top-notch competition, Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged. Follow RT’s Live Updates on FIFA World Cup Final Draw  “Our country is eager for the World ...

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‘I haven’t suffered any racist incidents in Russia’ – FIFA secretary-general to RT

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 14:56 FIFA Secretary-General Fatma Samoura told RT that she never encountered any incidents of racial discrimination during her multiple visits to Russia in the run up to the 2018 World Cup. Samoura first came to Russia shortly after her appointment as FIFA secretary-general last July. She said she was “fascinated with the level of commitment ...

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Russia won’t be surprised by war in North Korea, it’s been preparing for it – Security Council head

A war breaking out on the Korean Peninsula is one of the scenarios considered by the Russian military, so it would not be blindsided in case it actually happens, the head of Russia’s Security Council said, advocating a diplomatic solution to the crisis. The launch of the Hwasong-15 ballistic missile by North Korea on Wednesday, which Pyongyang claimed is “capable ...

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‘Health problem’ forces Maradona to miss Russia 2018 Final Draw assistants unveiling

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 16:08 Edited time: 30 Nov, 2017 17:03 Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has missed the unveiling of the assistants for the FIFA World Cup Final Draw in Moscow, reportedly due to a “health problem.” Maradona, who captained Argentina to victory at the 1986 Mexico World Cup tournament, is one of eight ‘FIFA Legends’ assisting the ...

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Russia to classify state purchases to protect foreign firms from US sanctions

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 12:54 Moscow has exempted Russian state-run companies and departments from the obligatory disclosure of contractor and subcontractor data. The decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday. The step is reportedly aimed at protecting the firms from another round of US sanctions, which might come into effect as early as February 2018. The ...

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Russia preparing to withdraw military contingent from Syria – security chief

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 11:26 Edited time: 30 Nov, 2017 11:53 Russia has started preparations to downsize its military presence in Syria, Nikolay Patrushev, the head of the national security council, said. He did not provide a timetable for the pull out, saying it will start “when ready.” Moscow previously indicated that progress in defeating Islamic State (IS, formerly ...

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United Russia party to support Putin in presidential race – Medvedev

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 11:38 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who is also the head of the parliamentary majority party United Russia, has said that members of the party will “unconditionally” support Vladimir Putin if he decides to run for the presidency in 2018. Read more “If the incumbent president of the country, Vladimir Putin, put forward his candidacy ...

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Blaming Russia for everything is 'insane' & reminiscent of McCarthyism – Oliver Stone to RT

RT Exclusive Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 00:31 As the US continues to accuse Russia of meddling in its presidential election, RT has spoken to filmmaker Oliver Stone about the ongoing trend of blaming Moscow for everything – from hacking Western politics to planting bots on social media. Speaking to RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze, three-time Oscar winner Stone said the policy ...

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‘We have other priorities’: German FM urges US to end sanctions policy toward Russia

The US should not seek further confrontation with Russia, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. He added that his country is, on the contrary, interested in developing cooperation with Moscow. “A discussion… in the US [about the policy toward Russia and particularly about the anti-Russian sanctions] should not be held in such a way that would lead to further confrontation ...

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