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Costa Rica fans descend on Saint Petersburg
World Cup 2018
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World Cup 2018
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Costa Rica fans descend on Saint Petersburg

The Tico Times - June 22, 2018

A sea of red, white and blue, along with plenty of blue, yellow and green, brightened Saint Petersburg as the National Teams of Brazil and Costa Rica…

Costa Rica, Brazil battle rumors of tension and injury before high-stakes matchup
World Cup 2018
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World Cup 2018
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Costa Rica, Brazil battle rumors of tension and injury before high-stakes matchup

AFP and The Tico Times - June 19, 2018

The stakes couldn't be higher: if Costa Rica loses to its opponent on Friday, it will be out of the World Cup. That opponent? Just an up-and-coming…

Serbia defeats Costa Rica 1-0 at the 2018 World Cup
World Cup 2018
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World Cup 2018
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Serbia defeats Costa Rica 1-0 at the 2018 World Cup

The Tico Times - June 17, 2018

The early-morning Father's Day gift many Ticos had been hoping for did not materialize this morning: despite a wide-open first half, Costa Rica was dominated by Serbia…

A guide to watching the World Cup in Costa Rica
Soccer
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Soccer
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A guide to watching the World Cup in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - June 14, 2018

What a time to celebrate: Costa Rica is preparing for its fifth World Cup. On this occasion, scheduling may damper the celebrations somewhat – two of the…

From Russia to Costa Rica: ‘This is a blessed country’
Immigration
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Immigration
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From Russia to Costa Rica: ‘This is a blessed country’

The Tico Times - February 1, 2017

The tropical warmth and natural beauty of Costa Rica brought Виталина Матросова (Vitalina Matrossova) and her family here from Russia 12 years ago, at the age of 20.…

Nicaragua drops $80 million on Russian tanks
Global
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Global
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Nicaragua drops $80 million on Russian tanks

The Tico Times - April 29, 2016

News Monday that Russia had shipped the first 20 of 50 battle tanks to Nicaragua rattled Costa Rican officials and left others scratching their heads. The $80…

Russia back to fishing in troubled waters in Latin America, Costa Rica expert tells US congressional committee
Cold War 2.0?
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Cold War 2.0?
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Russia back to fishing in troubled waters in Latin America, Costa Rica expert tells US congressional committee

John McPhaul - October 25, 2015

Vladimir Putin’s Russia, eager to return to superpower status, is increasingly trying to play out its conflict with the United Sates in Latin America while “profiting from…

Putin says ‘glad’ to give US boxing star Russian passport
Boxing
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Boxing
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Putin says ‘glad’ to give US boxing star Russian passport

AFP - August 19, 2015

MOSCOW, Russia -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would be glad to grant a request for Russian citizenship from U.S. boxer Roy Jones Jr. as…

Russia names National Endowment for Democracy the first ‘undesirable’ foreign group
Democracy
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Democracy
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Russia names National Endowment for Democracy the first ‘undesirable’ foreign group

Max Delany | AFP - July 28, 2015

MOSCOW – Russian prosecutors on Tuesday declared the U.S. Congress-funded National Endowment for Democracy the first "undesirable" foreign group under a controversial new law to ban overseas organizations…

Gay rights in Eastern Europe: A new battleground for Russia and the West
Global
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Global
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Gay rights in Eastern Europe: A new battleground for Russia and the West

Michael Birnbaum | The Washington Post - July 26, 2015

RIGA, Latvia — The first time this tiny Baltic nation held a gay pride march, the miniscule crowd was pelted with rotten eggs and bottles under the…

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