For the second straight year, President Vladimir Putin’s annual call-in show featured questions and biting criticism apparently texted in by the public. He ignored the most scathing ones.
The Kremlin tried to spice up Putin’s annual call-in show by having federal and local officials respond directly to public's complaints. Instead, the officials were dull and – well – official.
A woman in Kazan faces prison time after she delivered on a police request that she sew three costumes that closely resembled Zabivaka, the official Russian World Cup mascot.
"It's not right," longtime manager Carlos Queiroz says of the U.S.-based sportswear company's unwillingness to equip Iran.