Lena Smirnova

News 1 week ago

Without a Team, Chinese Fans Still Flock to Russia's World Cup

Without a Team, Chinese Fans Still Flock to Russia's World Cup

News 1 week ago

China is second place behind Russia in the number of football fans attending matches, and many of those fans are also shelling out.

News 2 weeks ago

Football Supporters Hit the Pitch at the Fan World Cup

Football Supporters Hit the Pitch at the Fan World Cup

News 2 weeks ago

Football supporters from 16 countries will play and live together at the Fan World Cup, set to take place this weekend in St. Petersburg between June 29 and 30.

News 4 weeks ago

Meet the Brain Behind World Cup Mascot Zabivaka

Meet the Brain Behind World Cup Mascot Zabivaka

News 4 weeks ago

"When I see people walking around with [Zabivaka], that probably means that they like him and I find that more touching."

News 1 month ago

School's Not Out: Students at Elite Russian University Take On the World Cup

School's Not Out: Students at Elite Russian University Take On the World Cup

News 1 month ago

Thousands of rowdy football fans will descend on the campus of Russia’s top university during finals.

News 2 months ago

Hundreds of Abandoned Children Meet in Russia for Street Child World Cup

Hundreds of Abandoned Children Meet in Russia for Street Child World Cup

News 2 months ago

The football tournament gathers together more than 200 children from 20 countries.

News 11 months ago

Moscow Hears Political Saber Rattling in Fresh U.S. Sanctions Vote

Moscow Hears Political Saber Rattling in Fresh U.S. Sanctions Vote

News 11 months ago

Top Russian officials on Wednesday slammed a U.S. House of Representatives vote in favor of fresh sanctions

News 11 months ago

Tatarstan, the Last Region to Lose Its Special Status Under Putin

Tatarstan, the Last Region to Lose Its Special Status Under Putin

News 11 months ago

Kazan looks on as a deal granting it special status expires

News 11 months ago

Let the Campaigns Begin! Putin and Navalny Tussle for Media Attention

Let the Campaigns Begin! Putin and Navalny Tussle for Media Attention

News 11 months ago

“It is a politically hot summer in Moscow, despite the weather”

News 1 year ago

Russia’s Die-Hard Surfers Want to Be Olympians

Russia’s Die-Hard Surfers Want to Be Olympians

News 1 year ago

Against a current of skepticism, Russian surfers are vying for recognition

News 1 year ago

Nemtsov Killers' Sentencing Brings Little Closure

Nemtsov Killers' Sentencing Brings Little Closure

News 1 year ago

The man who shot Boris Nemtsov in the back in 2015 has been given a 20-year sentence.