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Putin officially opens World Cup in Russia

Putin officially opens World Cup in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin officially opened the World Cup on Thursday at a ceremony in Moscow’s 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium. Minutes before host nation Russia kicked off against Saudi Arabia in the first match of the tournament, Putin said: “I congratulate all of you at the start of the most important championship in the world.” Details Later […] …

Vienna being discussed as host for Putin-Trump summit, says Kremlin

Vienna being discussed as host for Putin-Trump summit, says Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed during a visit to Austria this week the possibility of Vienna playing host to a summit with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday. “It was mentioned that Vienna could be such a city” Peskov was quoted as saying by the RIA Novosti state news agency […] …

World Cup stadiums must not turn into flea markets, Putin says

World Cup stadiums must not turn into flea markets, Putin says

President Vladimir Putin firmly told regional leaders Thursday not to turn World Cup arenas into flea markets once the football showpiece wraps up next month. Space around stadiums such as Moscow’s Luzhniki became bustling hubs that sold everything from fruit to clothes during Russia’s post-Soviet economic crisis in the 1990s. The money helped pay for […] …

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