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[17 Dec 2010]

Alina Kabayeva, the alleged mistress of Vladimir Putin, will appear on the cover of Russian Vogue next month, a move that has sparked controversy around the world. [More]

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[16 Dec 2010]

Russian women tennis players usually get all the attention, but there are many ladies who excel in the similar sport of badminton as well. Born in Gatchina, Russia, Anastasia Russkikh is one of the top ranked players in the world… [More]

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[2 Dec 2010]

FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, today announced that Russia will host the men's World Cup in 2018. [More]

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[16 Nov 2010]

The football twins, one representing Poland and one Ukraine, were revealed in Warsaw today and fans get to vote for their names… [More]

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[15 Nov 2010]

The Yoyogi Stadium in Toyko was packed on Sunday to watch the five-set marathon in which Russia beat Brazil for the gold medal at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship… [More]

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[29 Oct 2010]

The International Olympic Committee is considering adding 7 new winter sports to the 2014 Games in Sochi. Russian women are especially hoping for team figure skating, a mixed biathlon relay, and more extreme events… [More]

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[6 Oct 2010]

The former Ukrainian Prime Minister prefers looking pretty in lacy dresses and stilettos, but the new Ukrainian government dress code means big changes for her successors… [More]

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[4 Oct 2010]

13 days of checkmates and counterattacks culminated yesterday at the 2010 Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The calculating Kosintseva sisters lead their team to victory with a gold medal win… [More]

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[29 Sep 2010]

Russian gymnasts dominated the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships held in Moscow this past week, earning an impressive collection of medals. [More]

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[20 Sep 2010]

Svetlana Abrosimova played basketball in college, the Olympics, European Championships and World Championships. Last week she became the first Russian woman to win a WNBA Championship with the Seattle Storm… [More]

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[16 Sep 2010]

Since the mid 1990s, Russian women water poloists have been among the top teams in the sport. Last week they scored their third consecutive gold at the European Water Polo Championship… [More]