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Russian Olympians greeted by thousands of fans on Moscow arrival

Russian Olympians received a warm welcome from a huge crowd at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, where fans had gathered to catch a glimpse of their heroes returning from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games on Tuesday. Several hours before the scheduled arrival of the plane carrying the athletes, thousands of fans, relatives and friends began to gather at the airport bearing Russian ...

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Russian lawmaker promises to prepare anti-harassment bill

The deputy head of the lower house committee for family affairs has promised to amend existing legislation targeting sex crime with a separate bill. Gender equality at work would be enforced and sexual harassment punished. MP Oksana Pushkina (United Russia) told the RBC news site that in her view sexual harassment was very widespread in society and legislation did not ...

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'Gypsy cab with a Russian driver': Clinton & Obama's ex-aide flamed for anti-migrant bigotry

The former communications manager for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has been caught making vitriolic remarks in a tweet about Russians. The tweet was posted early Monday morning while Jennifer Palmieri was departing San Francisco Airport. In it, she blurted out a few insensitive quips about her choice of travel. “You guys. I just got into [an] unmarked gypsy ...

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‘It’s OK, we understand’: IOC won’t sanction ‘excited’ hockey heroes for singing Russian anthem

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not sanction the gold medal-winning Olympic Athlete of Russia (OAR) ice hockey players, who controversially sang Russia’s national anthem during their medal awards ceremony. IOC said they accept that the athletes were over-excited by their nail-biting 4-3 overtime final victory over Germany, which carried over to the medal presentation on Sunday. Read more “We ...

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Putin to hold meeting with Russian PyeongChang 2018 medalists

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a special meeting this week with the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) who medaled at the recent PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the exact date for the event has not been chosen yet, as they need to “synchronize” the president’s activities plan with the athletes’ ...

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Early voting begins in remote Russian regions for 2018 presidential polls

Russian citizens living in remote areas or working on traveling ships or polar stations have started to cast their votes in the 2018 presidential election, the main date for which is March 18. Read more The Russian law on presidential elections directs that early voting should start not earlier than 20 days before the set date of the polls, and ...

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Russian 5th-gen fighter deployed to Syria for radar test, latest leaked details claim

New details have emerged on the deployment of Russia’s most-advanced fighter jets to Syria. The state-of-the-art Su-57s are in the region to test their electronic warfare and radar capabilities, an insider has said. Last week, the Russian Defense Ministry reportedly moved four Su-57s, which have been built for trials, to Khmeimim Airbase in Syria. The deployment was seemingly confirmed by ...

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Syria’s East Ghouta militants hold civilians hostage, plan ‘chemical’ provocations – Russian MoD

Militants in East Ghouta, who continue to hold civilians hostage and to shell Damascus in breach of a humanitarian pause, may stage a provocative chemical attack, the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria has warned. The leaders of militant units controlling the East Ghouta suburb of Damascus might be “preparing a provocation that will involve the use of chemical weapons,” ...

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Jim Carrey must be penning US govt. statements – Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson

The charges against 13 Russians over alleged meddling into the US elections are so laughable that they must have been authored by professional entertainers, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman has said. “I sometimes get an impression that some popular comedians like Jim Carrey are behind the decisions the US takes and the statements its makes,” Maria Zakharova told Russia 1 TV ...

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Triumphant Russian hockey team defies ban, sings national anthem after Olympic win

The Russian hockey squad, which won Olympic gold in a tight, nerve-racking overtime game against Germany, defied the IOC ban at the awards ceremony and sang the words of the national anthem over the Olympic Hymn. The Olympic hockey final turned out to be a real thriller, with the Russians winning on an overtime goal by Kirill Kaprizov – now ...

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