Tag: <span>Russia</span>

IAAF provides Russia ‘roadmap’ for return to athletics fold

Posted December 12, 2015 07:58:50 Photo: IAAF president Sebastian Coe has published the circumstances Russia has to meet to return to the planet athletics fold right after its doping ban. (Getty Photos: file photo Alexander Hassenstein) The Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) has been provided clear guidelines on the action it needs to take and which…


Marathon reading of War and Peace in Russia

Updated December 09, 2015 07:16:23 Russia has begun a 60-hour marathon broadcast in the course of which celebrities and members of the public are reading aloud the entire of Leo Tolstoy’s sprawling novel War and Peace. A total of 1,300 readers, which includes actors, politicians and sports figures, are taking component in the reading, which…


Russia adopts retaliatory economic measures against Turkey over jet downing

Posted November 29, 2015 08:23:07 Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a decree adopting a series of retaliatory financial measures against Turkey more than the downing of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border. The sanctions are “aimed at making sure national security and that of Russian citizens” and incorporated a ban on charter flights…


Turkish president Erdogan warns Russia not to ‘play with fire’

Posted November 28, 2015 01:37:21 Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia not to “play with fire”, but added he did not want to harm relations with Moscow, comments that appear more likely to inflame than quell the dispute over a downed Russian bomber this week. Relations among the former Cold War antagonists are at…


Russia orders retaliatory economic measures against Turkey over jet downing

Updated November 27, 2015 00:59:06 Russia says it is preparing a raft of retaliatory economic measures against Turkey more than the downing of one of its warplanes, as tensions among the two nations heat up. Turkey said its F-16 jets shot down the Russian plane under its guidelines of engagement, even though Moscow says the…