The Tsar's Gold is a Trans-Siberian train that was built to serve the former Soviet elite. Its opulence is still enjoyed today by people looking for luxury and elegance while travelling on a train.
The never-completed TV tower in Yekaterinburg, Russia's fourth-largest city, has been razed ahead of the soccer tournament. Popular with locals, officials said the 220-meter structure "disfigured the city landscape."
The Czar's Gold is a Trans-Siberian train that was built to serve former Soviet elite. Its opulence is still enjoyed today.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier is making the first visit to Russia by a German president since 2010. It may look like a diplomatic olive branch, but Moscow and Berlin can hardly expect a normalization of relations.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in 12 Russian football arenas. Many were specially refurbished, others purpose-built. Paying for their maintenance will be challenging for cities once the excitement dies down.
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