Many Russians are watching their team's winning Olympic performances on Russia’s Match television channel — and they’re cheering on their athletes in Rio despite outstanding widespread doping allegations.
Russian athletes cannot compete in track and field events in Rio this summer. But when you look closely at the ban, it really shows the agency tasked with keeping the Olympics clean isn't doing its job.
The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is afraid of Vladimir Putin's Russia. So it's stepping up its military preparations, which focus on preparing the people for guerrilla war. And it's trying to make it fun.
Tabloid news outlets are calling him the Russian Rambo. Alexander Prokhorenko was a Russian special forces soldier who died in Syria on March 19. It’s being reported that he called in an airstrike on his own position as it was being overrun by ISIS fighters. But how true is the story?
The IAAF World Race Walking Cup is happening this weekend in Saransk, the capital of the Russian region of Mordovia. The US racewalking team will compete against formidable opponents from Russia and China in city that goes bananas for race walking!
Rumors of possible Russian intervention abound as protests in the Ukraine escalate. And even the Pope's weekend prayer for peace in the country ended in an ominous sign. Working-class stiffs in the Republic of Congo show that style isn't exclusive to the rich. And a New Zealand doc doesn't let a shark attack ruin his day, in today's Global Scan.