Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
Head of Russian delegation to OSCE PA says Ukraine not ready for dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 25, 5:02
Russian baritone Hvorostovsky cancels concerts due to continuing treatmentSociety & Culture February 25, 3:22
Russian prime minister declares 3rd Winter World Military Games openMilitary & Defense February 24, 22:33
Russia to veto UNSC resolution imposing sanctions on Syria — envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 22:29
MOSCOW, July 20. /TASS/. Russia is delegating the smallest ever team to the Summer Olympic Games in Rio since the disintegration of the USSR.
On Wednesday, the executive board of Russia’s national Olympic committee endorsed the membership list of the team. It will file the application within two days with the International Olympic Committee.
The membership list contains the names of 387 athletes - 201 men and 186 women. With the addition of coaches and officials, the overall size of the delegation exceeds 700 people.
Russia sent the biggest delegation - 467 athletes - to the Summer Games in Beijing in 2008. The Russian team at the 2004 Games in Athens totaled 457 athletes. Also, this country sent 438 athletes to the Summer Games in London in 2012.
The Russian team at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, the first ones for the Russian sports world after the disintegration of the USSR totaled 408 athletes.