Doubts were cast Wednesday over Russia's legitimacy as the host nation for next World Cup as Swiss authorities launched an investigation into criminal mismanagement linked to the 2010 decision by FIFA.
Russia's economic recession deepened in April as the decline in gross domestic product accelerated to 4.3 percent year-on-year, quashing hopes that the worst of the crisis had passed.
Year-on-year price inflation in Russia slipped below 16 percent for the first time since February, a news report said Wednesday, as the strengthening of the ruble soothes blistering price rises.
Russia's growing cult of ruffians and punks masks a gaping institutional void, writes columnist Ivan Sukhov.
A former Bolshoi ballerina was lucky to escape without serious injuries after throwing herself out of a courtroom window in central Moscow.
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