Tag: Russia


Lukoil buys FC Spartak to bring back ‘spark’

Lukoil acquires stadium of Spartak Moscow

Russian oil firm Lukoil said recently that it had purchased the Russian Premier League club, FC Spartak Moscow (Russia), as well as the Otkrytie Bank Arena where the club plays its home matches. ‘Reuters’ stated that Spartak is reeling under financial problems in the wake of Russia’s military... » Read more


Russia stripped of 2023 ice hockey showcase

Russia looses ice hockey world championship

Next year’s ice hockey world championship will be moved away from St. Petersburg in Russia, the governing body International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on April 26th due to concerns about the wellbeing of players and officials following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ‘Reuters’... » Read more


Russia no longer to host FINA swimming show

FINA calls off Kazan competition

Swimming’s global governing body FINA has called off the World Junior Swimming Championships that were set to take place in Kazan, Russia, in late August, in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ‘Reuters’ stated that FINA said it had made the decision to cancel the biennial event... » Read more


Russia, Turkey in the running for Euro 2028

UK and Ireland to host 2028 also Russia and Turkey

Russia and Turkey have joined the UK and Ireland in declaring an interest to host Euro 2028. Russia and Turkey have also declared an interest in hosting Euro 2032, with Italy rivaling them for that edition of the European Championships. The ‘CNBC’ stated that it had seemed a joint bid from the... » Read more


Russia stripped of sporting showcases

Champions League Final and F1 stripped from Russia

In its special session held on February 25th, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Executive Committee decided, as was expected, to withdraw the 2022 Champions League Final from St. Petersburg in Russia. It will now take place in Paris instead. The above move has been initiated to... » Read more


Russia-Ukraine showdown shadow on UEFA show

Champions League final stripped from St Petersburg

Russia is set to be stripped of hosting the Champions League Final after the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, sent troops into Eastern Ukraine, sparking a global crisis. Russia was hit by a series of sanctions imposed by the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) on February... » Read more


Mammoth vax center opens at Moscow venue

Russia Luzhniki Stadium as vaccination center

Moscow (Russia) opened one of the world’s largest vaccination centers at the Luzhniki Stadium on July 7th, where 15,000 people can get SputnikV or single dose Sputnik Light per day. The center has been opened with foreign citizens in mind. The ‘Official Website of the Mayor of Moscow’ quoted... » Read more