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Fans rage on social media over empty seats at World Cup

Jun 16 2018

YEKATERINBURG, Russia Russian fans took to social media on Saturday to demand why whole rows of prime pitch-side seats were empty during the World Cup match between Egypt and Uruguay, while locals had to pay nearly a third of an average monthly salary for a poorer view.

Egyptian fans hope for 'double happiness' from Eid and World Cup

Jun 15 2018

YEKATERINBURG, Russia Muslim soccer fans visiting Russia for the World Cup celebrated the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on Friday, with Egyptian fans hoping the festival would bring their national team good luck in a match with Uruguay later in the day.

'Zoo behind a fence:' Russian city gets World Cup security barrier

Jun 11 2018

YEKATERINBURG, Russia On a cold winter day in February, residents of an apartment block in the World Cup city of Yekaterinburg were abruptly cut off from their main access road, front yard and parking spaces.

Rebel Russian mayor resigns over move to scrap elections

May 22 2018

YEKATERINBURG/MOSCOW Yevgeny Roizman, a rare critic of the Kremlin in a senior regional job in Russia, said on Tuesday he was resigning as mayor of Yekaterinburg after authorities moved to scrap mayoral elections in the soccer World Cup host city.

Soccer: Russian agency offers fake restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup

May 21 2018

MOSCOW A Russian marketing agency has offered to help restaurants in cities hosting the soccer World Cup use fake reviews to bump up ratings on review site TripAdvisor , the agency's owner has confirmed. | Video

Eurochem aims to become major potash market player by 2020

May 15 2018

MOSCOW Russia-focused fertilizer producer Eurochem plans to become a major potash market player by 2020 with a production capacity of 2 million tonnes, its Chief Financial Officer Andrey Ilyin told Reuters.

Russian city with opposition mayor scraps mayoral elections

Apr 03 2018

YEKATERINBURG/MOSCOW Lawmakers in Russia's fourth largest city Yekaterinburg voted to scrap direct mayoral elections on Tuesday, curtailing the political prospects of the incumbent who has been fiercely critical of the Kremlin and local authorities.

Putin rides 'Russia First' wave toward election victory

Mar 15 2018

MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, Russia Russian voters are set to propel Vladimir Putin to another term as president in an election on Sunday, giving him credit for standing up for Russia against Western governments that view him as a dangerous autocrat.

White, moldy and French: Russia's response to sanctions goes gourmet

Dec 21 2017

VERKHNAYA PYSHMA/YEKATERINBURG, Russia One thousand French goats have found a new home in Russia's Ural mountains as a local company bets on producing European-style cheeses no longer available for import.

TMK's U.S. arm sees 2018 pipe shipments back to pre-oil slump levels

Oct 30 2017

The U.S. subsidiary of TMK, Russia's largest maker of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry, sees shipments next year returning to the levels of before the recent slump in oil prices, its chief executive told Reuters.

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