Latest news about Russia

Star Russian footballers face jail after 'racist' assault

2018-10-09 20:03

Disgraced Russian football players Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin could face up to five years in prison for assaulting a government official.

Russia striker Dzyuba becomes voice on popular navigation app

2018-08-07 11:09

Russia's international striker Artem Dzyuba is now the voice of a popular Yandex navigation service.

Pussy Riot members freed over World Cup protest

2018-08-01 13:07

Russian police have unexpectedly released Pussy Riot punk group members while they still face charges for invading the pitch at the World Cup...

Cherchesov gets 2 more years as Russia coach

2018-07-27 19:04

Russian national team coach Stanislav Cherchesov saw his contract extended after the side's better-than-expected performance at the World Cup.

Japan name new coach after SWC heroics

2018-07-26 13:45

Japan named Olympic coach Hajime Moriyasu as their new national football boss.

Putin soccer ball gift to Trump may have had microchip

2018-07-26 07:33

The soccer ball that Vladimir Putin gave to President Donald Trump may have had a bug after all, although it's not the kind you think.

CSKA expect Chelsea target Golovin to be snapped up

2018-07-19 11:28

CSKA president Evgeniy Giner feels that Aleksandr Golovin's future will be resolved 'in the next couple of days' amid interest from Chelsea.

Russia jails Pussy Riot members for SWC pitch invasion

2018-07-17 10:07

Russia jailed four members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during the World Cup final.

Putin 'proud' of Russia's handling of World Cup

2018-07-16 10:34

President Vladimir Putin said Russia could be "proud" of its hosting of the football World Cup judging it a success "in every respect".

Fraudsters scam Nigerians with Russia SWC passes

2018-07-13 07:24

Fraudsters have tricked scores of Nigerians by selling them Soccer World Cup fan passes to travel to Russia, leaving many stranded and penniless.

Russia players find solace in thousands of SWC fans

2018-07-08 17:16

Thousands of cheering and flag-waving Russian fans thanked their disappointed players after the host nation's fairytale World Cup run came to an end.

Russia's fairytale World Cup run ends in tears

2018-07-08 14:05

The impassioned shouts of "Ros-si-ya" died away on the streets and tears filled the stadium as Russia bowed out of their home World Cup in the...

Russia coach laments harsh end to World Cup dream

2018-07-08 10:50

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov lamented that luck had turned against the World Cup hosts after they lost on penalties to Croatia in the...

England bask in SWC glow as Russia suffers

2018-07-08 10:45

England celebrated reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in a generation as Russia came to terms with a heartbreaking exit from their...