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
Moscow hopes London High Court will deliver judgement on Ukraine’s debt to Russia soonBusiness & Economy May 26, 20:21
Hungarian top diplomat: EU must discuss anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 19:56
Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to FranceRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:47
Moscow comments on Tallinn’s move to expel Russian diplomatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:43
SOCHI, February 05, /ITAR-TASS/. Bobsleigh pilot Alexander Zubkov has been chosen as the bearer of the Russian national standard at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, the press service of the National Olympic Committee said.
The Sochi Games are the fourth ones for Zubkov, 39, who started out his Olympic career in Salt Lake City in 2002.
He won silver at the Games in Turin in 2006 completing in four-man race and bronze at Vancouver Olympics in 2010 in the two-man race.
Also, Alexander Zubkov is a four-times medalist of world championships (in 2003, 2005, and 2008) and a six-times winner of the World Cup in four-man races (in 2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09, and 2012/13), in the combined two-man/four-man standings (2008/09), and in two-man races (2010/11).