The Matritsa narrow-gauge railway is crucial to the survival of some villages in the Caucasus Mountains. They take it to school or to visit the doctor, and use it to haul loads. There are no roads in the area.
Racist and xenophobic sentiments are widespread in Russian football, but a small group of fans are hoping to change that. The World Cup could provide a good opportunity to transform the country's supporter culture.
Street protests have forced the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan just days after he took up the post. The rapid turn of events could shake up Russia's interests in the region.
Opposition protest leader Nikol Pashinian has said he wants to become prime minister. It's unclear if he will get support from parliament where the Republican Party has a majority.
Football fans can travel to the World Cup in Russia without fear of hooliganism or terrorism, according to FIFA head of security Helmut Spahn. He insists the country is "very, very well" prepared.
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