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in the doldrums
Banned from Qatar World Cup, Russian Football Suffers Isolation and Apathy
ST. PETERSBURG — Four years after achieving global football celebrity as host of the 2018 World Cup, Russia’s exclusion from international...
Russian World Cup Stadium Strives To Avoid White Elephant Status
Home to its third football club in as many seasons, Saransk’s $300M Mordovia Arena risks becoming a symbol of Russia’s costly World Cup legacy.
pay to play
Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says
FIFA officials received millions of dollars to vote for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, the U.S. Justice Department said.
a party to remember
Russia to Immortalize 2018 World Cup With New Monument
The monument will be located on the central Moscow street where tens of thousands of football fans partied during the tournament.
Russia Investigates World Cup Nigerian Prostitution Ring – TASS
Activists say that many of the estimated 2,000 Nigerian women who entered Russia on a World Cup Fan ID are still in slavery.
Leaked Emails Claim to Show Russia’s FIFA World Cup Bribery Scheme
The emails reportedly contained instructions on bribing football officials to improve Russia's bid for hosting the World Cup.
The State of Russian Stadiums, a Year After the World Cup
Russia's World Cup was widely hailed as a success — but its stadiums have had mixed fates since then.
Order of Friendship
Putin Awards FIFA's Infantino State Medal for 2018 World Cup
FIFA President Gianni Infantino thanked Russia for hosting the "best World Cup ever" during the ceremony.
Scammed Nigerian Footballers Stranded in Russia After World Cup, NGO Says
Nigeria's consulate has reportedly refused to help the men, a local NGO said.
5,000 World Cup Fans Never Left Russia, Police Say
Around 650,000 foreigners took advantage of Russia’s Fan ID visa waiver system for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Russians, Putin Name Their Landmark Events of 2018
From the conflict with Ukraine to sports competitions, Russia saw no shortage of events that shaped the nation in 2018.
The Year in Review: 2018 in Memes
Here are the funniest memes that Russians produced in 2018.
Record Audience Watched 'Best World Cup Ever' in Russia, FIFA Says
FIFA said more than half of the global population aged four and over watched some part of the official coverage.
Mexico's World Cup Party Goes on as Fan Opens Bar in Russia
Mexican Carlos Rocka came to Russia months ago to cheer on his team at the soccer World Cup - and he liked it so much he's now opened a bar there.
Russia Thwarted Hooligans' Plot Against Foreign Fans at World Cup, Officials Say
The citizens of Senegal, Argentina, the United Kingdom and Poland were the potential targets of the nationalist attacks, Russian police said.
Spartak Moscow Fires Italian Coach Carrera
Spartak Moscow thanked Carrera for bringing the club its first league title since 2001 but said last season's results had been "unsatisfactory" and that...
Russian Football Players' Arrests Help Divert Attention From Putin's Problems
Some critics of the Kremlin say it is using the case of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev to deflect attention from bigger problems.
Russian City Launches World Cup Preparations Tender, 3 Months After Final
Three entries on Tuesday announced auctions for street washers “in Yekaterinburg’s preparation for World Cup matches in 2018.”
Russia Received $15Bln Windfall From World Cup, Organizers Say
The knock-on effect could bring up to 210 billion rubles of annual revenue in the next five years, the report said.
Russian Footballer Cheryshev Cleared of Wrongdoing by Anti-Doping Agency
Spain's anti-doping agency has closed its investigation into Russian football player Denis Cheryshev.
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