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Russia’s own goals in the World Cup of press freedom

President Vladimir Putin worked hard to bring the 2018 FIFA World Cup to Russia, but now that the spectacle is heading toward a climax, his influence has waned. He is unable to control referees or the performance of Russia’s national team, the Sbornaya – the lowest-seeded team in the tournament. But he has far more […]