09 Nov 2018

Russia says it thwarted drone attacks at World Cup

Russian authorities have announced hat they “took measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones during the preparation and hosting of various major political and sports events, most of all during the soccer World Cup.” The officials have not provided details regarding the identify of the alleged

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18 Jul 2018

Russia to let World Cup fans come back with Fan ID, no visa

Russia is in the final stages of a bill to allow World Cup attendees free re-entry for the rest of the year by flashing their world cup Fan ID. The bill was announced by Putin last week and is currently “under priority procedure” for a quick passing and rollout.  Source:

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17 Jul 2018

At least 2 dead in violence after France World Cup victory

4,000 police officers were deployed around the city of Paris on Sunday after France’s World Cup victory over Croatia. Thousands of revelers took to the streets and a portion of the crowd turned violent around midnight, with some people throwing projectiles at police, breaking shop windows and looting stores along

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17 Jul 2018

Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup

Speaking at a meeting with representatives from 55 intelligence units across 34 countries, Putin announced that the broad coalition of cyber forces thwarted almost 25 million cyber attacks connected to the World Cup. Most of the attacks targeted the “information infrastructure” connected to the tournament, but Putin did not provide

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