Russians’ real incomes up by 3% in May - Russian finance ministerBusiness & Economy June 25, 18:39
All doping tests of Russian players at 2014 FIFA World Cup are negativeSport June 25, 15:10
Police refrains from calling Newcastle incident a terrorist attackWorld June 25, 13:14
Putin offers condolences to Pakistan’s president over fire victimsRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 25, 12:39
Fire of fuel tank kills 123 people in Pakistan - TVWorld June 25, 7:58
Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-FitrSociety & Culture June 25, 5:18
Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
Conflict around Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means - source at Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 24, 16:44
OTTAWA, August 28. /TASS/. A mass action of support for the Russian Paralympic Team, which the International Paralympic Committee banned from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in September took place in Toronto's downtown on Sunday. Attending it were about a hundred Russians living in Canada.
"Members of various public associations based in Toronto and regular members of the Russian-speaking community came to the action," Leon Mitsner, the head of the Russian Canada group told TASS. "Our main demand boils down to a revision of the World Anti-Doping Agency's ruling on a blanket ban of all the Russian Para athletes from the Games.'
The protesters also expressed support for the Russian Paralympians.
Mitsner added that participants in the action waved the slogans in Russian and English reading 'Shame on WADA','Enable Russian Paralympians to join the Games' and 'Say No to Bans'.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) disqualified the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) from participation in the Paralympic Games on the basis of findings by an 'independent commission' set up by WADA and led by the Canadian Prof Richard McClaren.
On August 23, the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) turned down an appeal by the RPC. IPC President Philippe Craven saud kater the IPC would reallot the 267 licenses Russia had feceived for participation in the Games to international Para sports federations.
The Paralympic Games will take place in Rio from September 7 through to September 18.