EVENTBRITE: “Book Launch: Russia and the 2018 FIFA World Cup” – Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Men Sitting Around Long Oval Boardroom Table, File Photo of FIFA Officials Meeting with Vladmir Putin

Join us for a discussion of the 2018 World Cup, as leading scholars assess its significance for sport, Russia, and the world. About this Event At this PONARS Eurasia event, we will discuss the findings of the forthcoming edited volume, Russia and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with its contributors, including Richard Arnold, Olga Yakimova, Marina Mikhaylova, Michael Cole, Andrew […]

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Putin: Use Sport to Stem Population Fall

Football - Soccer File Photo

[RIA NOVOSTI] MOSCOW, January 24 (R-Sport) – Sport is a crucial weapon for Russia to fight its demographic crisis by keeping people healthy, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Russia’s population has fallen by more than five million since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 as a result of lower births rates and life expectancy, although recent government estimates […]

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