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November 6, manned spacecraft “Soyuz TMA-11M” will be launched to the International Space Station. Liftoff will be broadcast live on screens at the famous Times Square in New York, the US.

The spacecraft will be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

"Soyuz" Spacecraft with a Torch of "Sochi-2014" Olympics, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Olympic torch in open space

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Jul/13

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Kazan 2013 Universiade – Desktop Wallpapers

A few hours are left until the opening ceremony of the 27th World Student University Games (Universiade) in Kazan. The event will start at 19:40 CET (Central European Time) on the largest sports facility of the city – football stadium “Kazan-Arena”.

More than 350 sets of medals in 27 sports will be awarded at the Universiade. The competitions will last until July 17. Athletes from 170 countries will take part in the Games.

Kazan 2013 Universiade wallpaper 1

support the athletes at the Universiade

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Today in St. Petersburg organizers of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi have presented the medals, which will be awarded to winners of competitions.

The main theme in the design of medals is a patch-work quilt that will be the main symbol of the Sochi Games. The quilt symbolizes the “diversity of cultural traditions of people living in Russia.”

Gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia

Gold medal of the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi

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2013 Ice Hockey U20 World Championship is the 37th World Junior Hockey Championship, which takes place in the city of Ufa, Russia from December 26, 2012 to January 5, 2013.

Competitions are held on two ice arenas: Ufa Arena (capacity 7,950) and Palace of Sports (capacity 4,043). Top ten strongest teams in the world participate in the championship.

2013 Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Ufa Russia

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Oct/12

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The posters of host cities of FIFA World Cup 2018

The other day organizing committee “Russia-2018” presented the official posters of host cities of FIFA World Cup 2018 that will be held in Russia.

In total there are 11 posters that highlight the individual characteristics of cities and reflect their connection with the upcoming tournament. These posters will be used by host cities for all official events.

Ekaterinburg

FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia - Ekaterinburg poster

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“Anzhi” (also spelled “Anji”) is a Russian football club from Makhachkala (capital city of Dagestan Republic) playing in the Russian Football Championship. The name of the club is an ancient name of the city of Makhachkala. Also the word “Anzhi” means “pearl”. The official club colors are green, yellow and white.

FC Anzhi Makhachkala emblem

Anzhi Makhachkala football club emblem

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Aug/11

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Inspiring video of Russian tracer

And how you spent your summer?

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Apr/11

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Petrov trying to fly at F1 2011 Malaysia

Commemorating the coming anniversary of Gagarin’s flight? :)

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Biathlon stars gathered in these days in Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk. The world championship will be held there in the capital of Yugra March 1-13. Favorites are known, but who will be the first and collect the greatest number of awards, it will become clear after two weeks.

In the meantime, fans are anticipating the exciting battles on the track and the small stadium in Khanty-Mansiysk. Here are some views of the stadium and the surroundings captured by Padunskiy.

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia biathlon championship 2011 view 1

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Dec/10

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The stadiums of World Cup 2018

Here are the pictures of Russian stadiums that will host FIFA World Cup 2018. Almost all of them are to be constructed next years together with new hotels and other infrastructure objects.

Kazan city stadium

Russia World Cup 2018 Kazan stadium

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