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Aleksei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Dies in Prison at 47

Aleksei A. Navalny, an anticorruption activist who for more than a decade led the political opposition in President Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia while enduring arrests, assaults and a near-fatal poisoning, died on Friday in a Russian prison. He was 47. His death was announced by Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service and a spokeswoman for Mr. Navalny. […]

Russian Celebrities Caught ‘Almost Naked’ Are Now Dressing to Appease

The Russian pop star winced as the black kitten he was cuddling in Russian-occupied Ukraine licked the crook of his neck for about the 15th time. Several weeks earlier, the musician, Dima Bilan, had been in Moscow, mingling in a see-through shirt with celebrities at an “almost naked” theme party that caused an uproar in […]

Ukraine Attacks Novocherkassk, a Russian Warship, in Crimea

Ukraine scored a major success on Tuesday when it struck a Russian warship at port in Crimea, one of the most significant attacks against Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet in months. But in another setback for their ground campaign, Ukrainian officials acknowledged that they had all but retreated from the eastern city of Marinka after a […]

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Found in an Arctic Prison

The Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny has been moved to a remote Arctic prison and “is doing well,” his spokeswoman said on Monday, ending a 20-day mystery over his whereabouts that had many supporters fearing the worst. “We have found Aleksei,” the spokeswoman, Kira Yarmysh, said on social media. “His lawyer saw him today.” […]

Kamila Valieva: Verdict in Russian figure skater’s doping case to be delivered in January

During the team event at the Beijing 2022 Games Valieva became the first woman to land a quadruple jump at a Winter Olympics A verdict in Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s doping case will be delivered in January 2024, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). Details of the failed drugs test emerged after […]

Paris 2024 Paralympics: Russian para-athletes will be allowed to compete after IPC vote

Para-athletes from Russia will be allowed to compete at next year’s Paralympics after officials voted against a full ban. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will take a second vote on whether those taking part can do so under the Russian flag, or as neutral athletes. Russia is banned from Paralympic competition following the country’s invasion […]

Uefa allows Russian U17 teams to compete in Europe despite Ukraine war

Russian teams have been barred from taking part in uefa competitions since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine began Russia will be readmitted to European U17 competitions for the first time since the country’s invasion of Ukraine 19 months ago, Uefa has confirmed. European football’s governing body says boys and girls should not be punished for […]

Kamila Valieva: Russian figure skaters doping case to be heard by Cas

Kamila Valieva helped the Russian team to win gold but dropped from first place to fourth and out of the medals in the women’s singles Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s doping case will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) on Tuesday. Details of a failed drugs test emerged after she won […]

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