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Snow joke: Peter Schmeichel braves Russian winter to kick off RT World Cup coverage (VIDEO)

Published time: 2 Dec, 2017 14:18 Edited time: 2 Dec, 2017 14:28 Legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel was second to none in keeping the ball out of the net during his playing days between the sticks. However, the Great Dane struggled to keep the cold out during the 2018 World Cup draw. Winters in Denmark are not exactly pleasant, ...

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Plated predator: Peek inside Russian plant making Tigr armored vehicle (VIDEO)

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 14:34 Edited time: 1 Dec, 2017 14:38 The GAZ Tigr is Russia’s answer to the need for transporting troops rapidly across rough terrain, under the risk of enemy ambush or mines. RT’s video agency crew visited the plant in Arzamas where the popular armored vehicle is produced. The Tigr (Russian for Tiger) started its life ...

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Death penalty moratorium will never be lifted – Russian ombudsman

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 14:15 The Russian plenipotentiary for human rights, Tatyana Moskalkova, has said that the moratorium on death penalty in the country will be extended indefinitely. She added that in her opinion life in prison was an adequate replacement as a punishment. Read more “I cannot decide on this subject but my opinion is that the moratorium ...

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Russian lower house to ban access to all US reporters – lawmaker

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 11:03 The head of the State Duma Regulations Committee has said that the Russian Lower House will ban all visits by journalists working for US mass media. This is in reply to the US Congress’s hostile moves towards Russia’s RT America television. Read more “By our decision we are offering this move for the consideration ...

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N. Korea open to talks if recognized as nuclear power – Russian delegation to Pyongyang

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 09:41 North Korea is ready to sit at the negotiating table for peace talks if it is recognized as a nuclear power, the Russian delegation to Pyongyang said, adding that the North claims that it was forced to be aggressive and will not stop its nuclear program. “They [Pyongyang] are ready to talk, however the ...

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IOC-banned Russian athletes ask Putin for help amid doping row

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 18:17 Five Russian athletes suspended from international competition over doping allegations have turned to Russian President Vladimir Putin for help. They say they can turn to no one else. Bobsledders Alexander Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin, as well as two skeleton athletes – 2014 Olympic champion Aleksandr Tretyakov and Sochi bronze medalist Elena Nikitina ...

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Prehistoric Russian camel painting could be 38,000 years old

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 13:18 Edited time: 30 Nov, 2017 13:37 A prehistoric cave painting depicting a striking two-humped camel has been uncovered in a Russian cavern famous for its ancient murals. The discovery raises questions about the migration patterns of prehistoric humans. The image, said to date back between 14,500 to 37,700 years, was found in the Kapova ...

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‘Failing UK politicians use Russian ‘Brexit meddling’ to distract people from terribly run things’

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 17:53 It is pathetic the UK government has to resort to substandard mythology like “Brexit is invalid because of Russia,” instead of sharing crucial information with people about the future Brexit process, says Adam Garrie, editor of the Duran.com project. Tech giants Facebook and Twitter have agreed to help the British government look into alleged ...

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International Ice Hockey Federation speaks out against Russian Olympic ban

Several international sports federations, including the IIHF, have spoken out in support of Russian athletes, calling on the IOC to not impose “collective punishment” when deciding on Russia’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) released a statement on Tuesday urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to not punish the entire Russian team for violations ...

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Russian athletes not giving up Olympic medals until doping proof presented – banned Sochi champ

Banned Russian athletes won’t be returning the Olympic medals they won at the Sochi 2014 Games until solid proof of doping violations is presented, Russian bobsledder Aleksandr Zubkov, who was stripped of two gold medals, said. “This is absurdity,” Zubkov said, commenting on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to strip him of his two- and four-man gold medals from ...

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