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‘Blackface’ at Sochi Confed Cup football carnival ‘bitter misunderstanding,’ not racism – mayor

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Participants of last week’s FIFA Confederations Cup carnival in Sochi did not intend to offend anybody by showing up with ‘blackface’ and bananas, mayor Aleksandr Pakhomov said, following a wave of racism accusations in the Western media. 626 more words



I know the Olympics are over.  I watched more of them this year than I have in several years.  Ice skating, skeleton, bobsledding, slalom, half pipe and snowboard cross, funky short little trick skies in the half pipe, etc.  502 more words

"Nice Man" trumps "Iceman": did F1 underestimate Valtteri Bottas?

A capable pair of hands to diffuse Nico Rosberg’s bombshell, a competent and commendable support act to Lewis Hamilton’s title challenge. However beyond that the paddock consensus was cynical about Valtteri’s ability to mount a credible challenge to perhaps the modern era’s most imposing all-rounder. 1,121 more words

Formula 1

Nice to eat. Gastrobar GROZA

Gastrobar GROZA is a new restaurant in Sochi created by a famous restaurant owner, Dmitriy Levitskiy. This is his second project here which has yet again been very successful. 127 more words


Treason! Poroshenko son spotted proudly sporting 'Russia' T-shirt

Seriously – you couldn’t invent it if you tried. As the confused Kiev Bandera-ukro-nazis would say, scratching their heads: ‘Is this zrada (treason) or peremoga… 194 more words


Renault Sport Racing - 2017 Forumla 1 VTB Russian Grand Prix, Sunday

Renault Sport Formula One Team secured its second points-scoring finish of 2017 with a robust eighth place from Nico Hülkenberg in the VTB Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. 570 more words

Circuit Racing