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Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber

Grain exporters in Russia's south fear World Cup security hurdles

Apr 04 2018

MOSCOW Grain exporters in southern Russia are seeking government assurances that shipments will not be disrupted during the World Cup soccer finals because of tight security on roads and at ports, industry sources said.

Governor of Russia's Kemerovo resigns over deadly mall fire

Apr 01 2018

MOSCOW The governor of Russia's Kemerovo region resigned on Sunday over a mall fire that killed more than 60 after a litany of violations in safety procedures left shoppers and children trapped inside the building.

Russian tycoon Magomedov arrested on embezzlement charges

Mar 31 2018

MOSCOW Russian authorities on Saturday arrested billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov on charges of embezzling more than $35 million, in one of the highest-profile prosecutions of a Russian tycoon in years.

Despite hurdles, Russian anti-doping agency strives toward return

Mar 29 2018

MOSCOW When Yuri Ganus settled into his new office last year as the director of RUSADA, Russia's suspended anti-doping agency, he hung a picture of an icebreaker plowing through blocks of ice.

Brazil sink Russia 3-0 with second-half breakthrough

Mar 23 2018

MOSCOW, Russia A string of second-half goals helped a Brazil side deprived of talisman Neymar to an emphatic 3-0 friendly win over World Cup hosts Russia at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium on Friday.

Russia misses flag target but leaves with silverware

Feb 26 2018

GANGNEUNG, South Korea Russian athletes walked away from the Pyeongchang Games with a medal count equivalent to that of Vancouver 2010 but fell short of their main goal: leave the Olympics with their flag.

Figure skating featured farewells, new stars, North Koreans and Hanyu

Feb 25 2018

GANGNEUNG, South Korea Ice dance legends announced their retirement, a five-time Olympian pairs skater finally gained gold, and two North Koreans won hearts if not medals in an Olympics packed with more drama than usual even for figure skating.

Russia appeals to IOC for permission to fly flag at Games

Feb 24 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Russia has appealed to Olympic authorities to restore its Olympic status and allow its athletes to march with the national flag on Sunday at the Winter Games closing ceremony, but it could be waiting until the last minute for a decision.

Russians fear doping has sunk their bid to fly flag at Games

Feb 24 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea A despondent mood swept through Russian athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Saturday, their hopes of being able to fly the Russian flag at the closing ceremony deflated by a second positive doping test.

Second Russian athlete fails doping test at Winter Games

Feb 23 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a major blow for the nation's hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals. | Video

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