Anti-church laws in Ukraine may cause religious strife — Ukrainian Orthodox ChurchWorld May 28, 0:22
Russia’s national football team absolutely clear of doping — doctorSport May 28, 0:14
Russian cyclist Zakarin finishes second in Giro d’Italia Stage 20Sport May 27, 22:27
Putin, Erdogan agree to develop coordination of efforts for settlement in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 19:29
Putin, Rouhani stress importance of joint efforts in settlement of Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 14:32
Federatsiya spacecraft’s first flight may be rescheduled to 2022 - sourceScience & Space May 27, 14:29
Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age of 89World May 27, 6:57
More than two-thirds of Russians say would like to venerate St Nicholas’s relicsSociety & Culture May 27, 6:40
Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
LONDON, August 12 (Itar-Tass) — Twenty-year-old Elena Lashmanova of Russia has made a debut at the London 2012 Olympic Games by winning a gold medal in race walking. She covered a distance of 20 kilometers in one hour 25 minutes and 02 seconds, setting a world record, on Saturday.
Lashmanova’s teammate Olga Kaniskina was hot favorite to win the Olympic title. Kaniskina won the Olympic gold medal in Beijing four years ago. She’s three times world champion in race walking. Kaniskina took the leadership at the start of the race. However, Elena Lakhmanova speeded up in the last kilometers of the race and ultimately outdid Kaniskina.
Another Russian Anastasiya Kirdyapkina was fifth.