It's been a record winter in Russia. First the country shivered through a big chill in December. And now, it just won't stop snowing in Moscow. This March is the snowiest in 50 years.
The World Cup, which is now coming to an end, has offered surprises in many ways. The greatest and most beautiful was the cheerful atmosphere in Russia's cities, says Juri Rescheto.
Four weeks of football mania, street parties and exceptionally friendly police: Many Russians don't want the World Cup to end. So will any of the changes in the country's host cities stick?
Dozens of Nigerian football enthusiasts who were victims of a scam have run out of money to buy tickets home from Russia. The Nigerian ambassador has slammed them after they sought his help.
On Sunday, France take on Croatia in the World Cup final in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. But the darkest chapter of the stadium's history, when at least 66 people lost their lives in 1982, has largely been forgotten.
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