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.

Four Kenyans set to receive Russian citizenship

Four Kenyan long distance runners, who expressed their desire to receive Russian citizenship, will try their skills at the country`s nationals in Kazan from July 23-26, local press reported Friday.

World No.5 Jorgensen targets World Championships medal

Danish World No.5 shuttler Jan O Jorgensen, who is recuperating from a thigh injury, on Wednesday said his main target is to win a medal in the World Championships at home as well as the Thomas Cup Final which will be held here next month.

One million foreign visitors expected in 2018 World Cup

Up to one million foreign tourists are expected to visit the World Cup 2018 in Russia, the competitions` steering committee said Monday.

Russian crash investigators find voice recorder

Russian crash investigators say they have found a tape of cockpit conversations from a Boeing 737 that slammed into the ground in a nosedive crash, killing all 50 people on board.

Boeing plane crashes in Russia killing 50, authorities looking for answers

A day after a Boeing 737 plane crashed in Kazan killing all 50 people on board, authorities are hunting for clues that could give answers to the reason behind the incident.

Boeing plane crashes in Russia while landing, 50 killed

A passenger Boeing 737 plane on Sunday crashed while landing at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan. According to reports, all 50 passengers died after the plane exploded while attempting to land on the runway.

Russia wins record gold medals at Universiade

With four more match days remaining, hosts Russia has already set a new record of winning the most gold medals at a single Universiade.

Kazan gears up for World University Games

The 2013 Kazan Universiade is on its final countdown with the opening ceremony to be held on Saturday evening as the Volga river city is ready for the first international multi-sport event in 20 years.

Kazan to host 2014 European Badminton Championships

Russian city Kazan is to host the 2014 European Badminton Championships.

Top Muslim cleric shot dead in Russia

A top Muslim cleric in Russia`s Tatarstan province was shot dead and another wounded by a car bomb in two separate attacks.

Medvedev orders to build new aircraft plant

The mooted plant in Tatarstan`s capital will be intended, in particular, for constructing Antonov An-70 propfan tactical transport aircraft

Russian mosque has world`s largest Quran

Printed on Scotland paper, the Quran edition is 150x200 cm, has 632 pages and weighs 800 kg.

Kazan awarded 2015 world swimming championship

The Russian city of Kazan was awarded the 2015 world swimming championships on Friday, sparking a raucous celebration from their large bid delegation in Shanghai`s Oriental Sports Centre.

Kazan awarded 2015 world swimming championship

The Russian city of Kazan was awarded the 2015 world swimming championships on Friday, sparking a raucous celebration from their large bid delegation in Shanghai`s Oriental Sports Centre.