Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000
Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

The Russian government has decided to cut the capacity of the Luzhniki stadium, which will hold the final of the 2018 World Cup, by 8,000 to 81,000.

Poland to build watch towers at Russia's Kaliningrad border

Poland will build six watchtowers to survey its 200-kilometre-long border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, the police said on Tuesday.

Work starts on Russian Navy's landing vessel Pyotr Morgunov

 Work has started on Russian Navy`s latest landing vessel, Pyotr Morgunov, media reported.

Russia rechecks 2018 FIFA World Cup stadiums

Three Russian cities are rechecking their existing and prospective stadiums for 2018 FIFA World Cup after the governing body of international football hinted it may cut the number of arenas.

Russia to spend $19.5 bn for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia plans to spend around $19.5 billion for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the majority of the money will be spent towards building 12 stadiums and other relevant infrastructure in the 11 host cities.

Russian Navy conducts training exercises

Over 3,500 Russian naval infantry and coastal forces participated in unscheduled tactical exercises.

Russian-built guided missile warship inducted into Navy

In a boost to its naval prowess, India on Saturday inducted a Russian-built guided missile warship into the Navy at a shipyard in Kaliningrad there.

Russia freezes missile plans in Kaliningrad: Report

In response to US President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap plans for a missile shield in Central Europe, Russia on Friday reportedly suspended plans to position short-range missiles in Kaliningrad.