Jan 29 2015 - 20:07
The Russian Football Union has started optimizing expenditures, cutting administrative expenses and bureaucracy, TASS reports.According to an earlier report, the RFU may lose its car fleet due to a loan it cannot pay. The organization has stopped compensating for the costs of mobile phone services. RFU President Nikolai Tolstykh said in October 2014 that the deficit of the organization amounted to 500 million rubles.
Jan 29 2015 - 16:53
Russian Minister for Sports Vitaly Mutko said that all programs related to the 2018 FIFA World Cup preparations will be cut by 10%. Construction of football infrastructure and communal buildings will not undergo any budget reductions, TASS reports.The Russian Ministry for Industry and Commerce will check any rising expenses, according to Mutko. The minister had earlier admitted there is a deficit in the budget of the World Cup. The organizing committee plans to compensate for the deficit from private donations.
Jan 26 2015 - 17:48
In Sochi a sailing regatta on the 70th
Jan 24 2015 - 16:30
Today in Slovakia the 27th World Winter Universiade is beginning. The opening ceremony will be held at the Strbske Pleso Stadium. The ceremony will be attended by around 400 athletes from 31 countries, including Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Turkey. The Nordic events of the Universiade will take place in Slovakia from January 24 to February 1, prior to the start of the main Games, which run from Feb. 3 to 14 in Granada, Spain.
Jan 21 2015 - 14:02
A memorial plaque to Leyla Albogachiyeva has been placed on Elbrus by North Ossetian mountaineers Vladimir Korenkov and Eduard Denisenko. The idea of commemorating the mountaineer Albogachiyeva, who died ascending Elbrus in autumn 2014, belongs to her Ingush friend Ahmed Tochiyev. The plaque was placed at the Priyut-11 section at a height of 4,200m. Albogachiyeva went missing on September 22. Her body was found at a height of 5,200m on Elbrus on October 3. Ingush Leader Yunus-bek Yevkurov named a sports complex in Ali-Yurt (Nazranovsky District) after Albogachiyeva.