‘Red Army’, a US-made documentary about Soviet hockey stars, revealing their sporting sacrifices and their struggle against the system, has become the icing on the cake in the special screenings program at Cannes Film Festival.
Russian hockey fans and anti-Nazi groups were outraged after dancers supporting a Latvian hockey club laid out a symbol resembling swastika right before a game with their Russian guests. The Kontinental Hockey League found no problem with the symbol.
Leading winter sports officials, who flocked to the city of Ufa in the Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan, agree that the country’s athletic greatness is impossible without investment in children’s sports.
A sad twist in the Yak-42 tragedy reveals that one of Lokomotiv players who died in the crash was anonymously giving money to sick kids, and the last half-million ruble payment was transferred to a young cancer patient minutes before the take-off.
Almost two weeks after the fatal Yak-42 air crash in Central Russia, media reports suggest that experts are probing whether miscommunication between the two pilots – which showed up in a transcript of a cockpit recording - caused a fatal mistake.