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Seven Russian regions will receive nearly $ 3 billion rubles for the construction of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup · 2014-12-23 17:23

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the allocation the country funds to seven regions for the construction and renovation of stadiums for the World Football Cup in 2018.

According to the decree, in 2014 the Republic of Mordovia, Volgograd, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Sverdlovsk and Rostov regions will get a total of 2.9 billion rubles from the federal budget.

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25.1.2021 6:37 Russian Health Watchdog Makes World's 1st Micrograph of UK Strain of COVID-19

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Scientists from Russia's public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, have captured the world's first microscope image of the new coronavirus strain detected in the United Kingdom, the watchdog announced Monday.


24.1.2021 21:35 COVID-19 More Prevalent Among Pregnant Women Than in General Population

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Pregnant women suffer from the coronavirus infection more often than the general population as a whole, according to recommendations released by the Russian Health Ministry.


24.1.2021 15:45 Russian Space Chief Banned on Facebook Over Online Spat With Former US Envoy

According to the head of Roscosmos, Facebook took down his post and suspended his account for 24 hours for violating the platform's regulations.


24.1.2021 1:42 Russian Embassy in US Extends Condolences to Family of Late Larry King

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in the US has expressed condolences over the passing of iconic US talk show personality Larry King.


23.1.2021 12:28 Watch Russian Policewoman Hand Out Face Masks to Youth Attending Unauthorised Rally in Moscow

Illegal rallies are being held in several Russian cities in support of the blogger Alexei Navalny, who was detained for violating the terms of his probation last week. Russian authorities have warned that such rallies disrupt public order, and reminded that the current epidemiological situation does not allow for mass gatherings.


23.1.2021 9:52 Several People Detained in Unauthorised Protests in Russia's Far East

KHABAROVSK/VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - Several hundred people in major cities of Russia’s Far East joined unauthorised protests in support of jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny, with some scuffle and detentions taking place.


22.1.2021 22:25 Russian National Firsov Pleads Guilty to Cyber Crimes in US, Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison

Firsov admitted that he was the administrator of the site DEER.IO, which sold stolen credit card information and other personal information. The website operated from 2013 to 2020 and during this time received income from illegal sales in the amount of $17 million, according to the plea.


22.1.2021 21:18 US Charges Ex-Employee of American Embassy in Moscow With Conspiracy to Defraud Refugee Program

Olesya Krasilova, an employee of the All-Russian Center for Plants Quarantine, an agency of the country's agriculture watchdog, was arrested in Spain in mid-February, possibly following a request by the US, according to the foreign ministry.


22.1.2021 20:20 Russian Foreign Ministry Warns US Embassy Against Meddling in Russian Affairs

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday, commenting on the US Embassy's website publication about venues and times of announced unauthorized actions in Russia, ​​that attempts of such "coverage" would be viewed as gross interference in Russia's affairs and would provoke a corresponding reaction.


21.1.2021 21:36 Biden Instructs Intelligence Agencies to Study Reports of 'Russian Hackers', US Soldier Bounties

The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden took place on January 20 and marks the start of the four-year term of Biden as the 46th president of the United States and Kamala Harris as vice president. Since being inaugurated, Biden has already signed a series of executive orders to undo US President Donald Trump's legacy.


21.1.2021 19:59 Russian Diplomat Declared Persona Non Grata in Albania Over Violation of Anti-Coronavirus Measures

It is stated that the ministry contacted the Russian Ambassador to Tirana, Mikhail Afanasyev, expressing concern about the continuing violations of measures to combat COVID-19 by the diplomat of the Russian embassy.


21.1.2021 18:5 Russian Ambassador to US Antonov Says Still No Contact With Biden Administration

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said on Thursday that the Russian Embassy has not yet had any contacts with the new administration of President Joe Biden.


21.1.2021 17:16 Biden's Administration Seeks to Extend New START Treaty With Russia for Five Years, Report Says

Moscow, in turn, stated earlier that it is ready to work with the new US president on both extending the last remaining nuclear arms treaty and reviving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which Washington left under the Trump administration.


21.1.2021 15:43 Russian Media Watchdog to Fine Facebook, Twitter for Calls on Minors to Illegal Rallies

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, told Sputnik on Thursday it would fine six social media platforms — TikTok, VKontakte, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube — for letting calls on minors to participate in unauthorized mass events to be published.


21.1.2021 13:32 Putin Discusses With Finnish President Arms Control, Pandemic Response, Kremlin Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed by phone with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto arms control and cooperation in countering the spread of the coronavirus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.


21.1.2021 10:40 UAE Authorises Emergency Use of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Against COVID-19

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Arab Emirates authorized emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) confirmed on Thursday, noting that Phase III clinical trials were still ongoing in the UAE.


21.1.2021 9:9 Four Russian Players Including Ovechkin Suspended by NHL Over COVID-19 Rules Violation

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alexander Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals hockey players were placed on a temporary ban list, and the team was fined $100,000, due to violations of the National Hockey League (NHL)'s COVID-19 rules.


21.1.2021 8:36 Russian Health Ministry Changes Temperature Limitations for Sputnik V Storage

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Health Ministry on Thursday approved changes in storage conditions for the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and allowed its transportation and storage at temperatures from +2 to +8 degrees Celsius (+35.6 to 46.4 °F), Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said.


21.1.2021 8:10 Russian Prosecutors Send Another Request to Germany Regarding Navalny Hospitalisation

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The office of Russia's prosecutor general said on Thursday it had sent a new request to Germany for legal assistance concerning the hospitalisation of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, and accused Berlin of concealing the true circumstances.


20.1.2021 18:53 Nomination of Ex-Ambassador to Russia fo CIA Chief Positive Signal, AmCham Head Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The nomination of former Ambassador to Russia William Burns to the post of CIA Director by the new US President Joe Biden is a positive signal for Russia, Alexis Rodzianko, the head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham), told Sputnik.






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