Strained mood as security prepare for Vladimir Putin at Russian Grand Prix
Strained mood as security prepare for Vladimir Putin at Russian Grand Prix

The inaugural Russian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday in a strained atmosphere, part-subdued and part-celebratory, amid high security and dramatic speculation, all intensified when, as expected, president Vladimir Putin arrives in the paddock before the race.

Russia to create post-Olympic gambling zone in Sochi: deputy PM

Russia plans to open a gambling zone in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, which was renovated at high cost to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Tuesday.

Boston blasts a warning for Olympics: Russia

Besides the 2014 event in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia will also host the University Games in Kazan later this year, as well as the 2018 Football World Cup.