Category Archives: Sports

Arab Emirate Figure Skater Competes in Russia

Dear Readers: Today I have this human interest story from the world of sports.  The reporter is Vladimir Zaivy.  Currently the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk (which is way out there in Siberia) is hosting the 2019 Winter Universiade.  This is … Continue reading

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Examples of Good And Bad Sportsmanship

Dear Readers: I don’t much follow boxing, but when I do I read pieces like this one by reporter Nikita Kovalenko.  This story is about the boxing match which happened at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow two days ago (Saturday, … Continue reading

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Impact Of Football Games On Russian Economy – Part II

Dear Readers: Today finishing up this piece from VZGLIAD, authored by Olga Samofalova. Yesterday we touched on the fact that a veritable blitzkrieg of anti-Russian propaganda in the Westie media sought to scare fans away from attending the games; and, … Continue reading

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Impact Of Football Games On Russian Economy – Part I

Dear Readers: I saw this interesting piece in VZGLIAD, the author is Olga Samofalova, who usually writes good stuff.  There is a lot of material here, so will be a two-parter.  Due to this, I will postpone for one day … Continue reading

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Can Football Bring World Peace?

Dear Readers, With Russia hosting the FIFA World Cup this year, I must disclose that I am a huge football fan.  [Not really…] However, I did see this piece in PolitNavigator, by Alexander Gusar, which gives me hope that football … Continue reading

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Bilyaletdinov On Norwegian Skiiers: “I pity those poor asthmatics.”

“I ski fast.  That’s why I’m here.” (the Robert Redford character in the movie Downhill Racer) Dear Readers:  Tomorrow (hopefully) I will have a real treat for you:  My review of the Metropolitan Opera production of Semiramide – yay! But … Continue reading

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Zagitova and Medvedeva: Competitors, but Still Besties

Dear Readers: A brief follow-up to yesterday’s post.  There were worries that WADA’s “random” doping test against Russian prodigy Alina Zagitova, might shake the girl’s confidence.  Plus, she lost valuable ice time as a result of this poorly-timed intrusion into … Continue reading

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