In Kuala Lumpur where the results were announced, the vice chairman of Almaty's bid team took the defeat in his stride.
Russia's Central Bank cut its key interest rate by 0.5 percent to 11 percent on Friday, as expected, citing a cooling economy that it said outweighed inflation risks.
A Moscow resident has found a turtle in the Moscow River, in a case that zoologists link to a boom in the illegal turtle trade.
Mutko also said that Russia will name either Leonid Slutski or Alexander Borodyuk as the new coach of the national football team.
Russian opposition activists have held a benefit in Moscow for political prisoners, despite being forced to change location several times.
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