Veterans of the Russian hockey has criticized members of the controversial match of national championship between Irkutsk "Baikal-Energy" and Arkhangelsk "the water-transport worker" and urged to change the leadership of the Federation of bandy (fhmr). Video treatment received "Tape.ru".
Honored coaches, multiple Champions of Russia and the USSR Nikolai Solovyov, Valery Maslov, Yuriy Shal, Michael Osintsev, Sergey Lazarev, and Valery Bochkov expressed the opinion that "Baikal-Energy" and "Vodnik" ought to disqualify.
The meeting took place on 26 February in Arkhangelsk and ended with the victory of guests with the score 11:9. All 20 goals the players scored an own goal. In the ensuing proceedings on the coaches Eugene Erachten ("Baikal-Energy") and Igor Gapanovich (Vodnik) was suspended for 2.5 years, clubs were fined, and the hockey player "Vodnik" Oleg Pivovarov, who made 11 own goals suspended for six months. On March 3, replay "Baikal-Energy" won a victory with the account 4:3, goals scored.
Russians Vladimir Morozov and Evgenia Tarasova and take third place in the short program at the world figure skating Championships in Helsinki. The pair scored 79,37 points. The first place belongs to the representatives of China sui Wenjing and Han Cong, the assets of which 81.23 points.
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St. Petersburg SKA beat Yaroslavl "locomotive" and became the first finalist of the Gagarin Cup. The fourth meeting of these teams in the final series of the Western conference of the Kontinental hockey League (KHL) was held on Wednesday, March 29, in Yaroslavl, and ended with the victory of guests with the score 2:1 .
In the USA the employee of the state Department is accused of making false statements to the FBI about interaction with a foreign intelligence agent. According to authorities, 60-year-old Candace Mary Claiborne who have access to classified information not reported on their contacts with Chinese intelligence, which gave her and her family members gifts and benefits.
Russia intends to take any further action to recover the amount of money which Ukraine owes for undertaken obligations. This statement was made by Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, commenting on the decision of the High court of London in the case of Ukraine's debt to Russia on Eurobonds for $ 3 billion.
President Vladimir Putin instructed the defense Ministry and the FSB to protect Russia's national interests in the Arctic, also to ensure the normal functioning of the Northern sea route. He declared it during meeting concerning development of the Arctic island of Alexandra Land archipelago Franz-Joseph.