Russia’s military will this week undertake a sweeping drill of its strategic nuclear forces.
Stuart Hogg says Scotland must be ready to play their biggest game of their lives as they bid to reach the last eight of the World Cup.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke told his players to make sure their 4-0 defeat in Russia was the “lowest of the low” after putting their second-half capitulation down to “fragile confidence”.
Scotland’s miserable European Championship qualifying campaign continued as a second-half capitulation resulted in a 4-0 defeat in Russia.
Scotland fell victim to another Artem Dzyuba-inspired Russia display as the talismanic striker scored twice in their 4-0 win in Moscow.
The current Scotland squad gives David Marshall more cause for optimism than ever before in his international career – even if Steve Clarke’s men miss out on a place at Euro 2020 next summer.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke reckons it could take as many as 10 international camps before he achieves true familiarity with his side.
Russia captain Artem Dzyuba is surprised to see a lack of faith in Scotland ahead of their meeting in Moscow.
Lawrence Shankland knows he must win over the dissenters who have questioned the merit of a Championship player in the Scotland squad.
Scotland coach Steven Reid empathised with Ryan Christie after the Celtic attacker deactivated his Twitter account following his red card in the defeat to Livingston.
Russian President Vladimir Putin spent the weekend in southern Siberia’s mountains ahead of his birthday.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Ukraine’s capital on Sunday to protest against the president’s plan to hold a local election in the country’s rebel-held east.
New guitarist Bundee Aki has vowed that the greatest pressures will help Ireland strike the right World Cup chords.
Andy Farrell has called on Ireland to channel the spirit of England’s 2007 World Cup run to turn their Japanese quest on its head.
Scottish sporting fans tend to leap from one emotion to another.
CJ Stander has declared himself ready to play his third World Cup match in 11 days when Ireland face Russia in Kobe on Thursday.
A Russian trawler with an ammonia tank and about 200,000 litres of diesel oil inside is in flames at a northern Norwegian port and authorities have evacuated surrounding areas because of an explosion risk.
Fiji will aim for their first victory of the tournament when they take on Uruguay on Wednesday.
Day six saw Samoa launch their campaign with a eventful 34-9 victory over Russia in Kumagaya.
France’s foreign minister has said “it’s not the time” to grant a new asylum request from former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
The world’s top-ranked team coming to Hampden Park tonight leaves Scotland zero margin for error – and minimal room for the gradual retreat that saw them surrender their advantage against Russia.
Goalkeeper David Marshall spoke of the “slim” hopes of Scotland qualifying for the 2020 European finals through Group I after the 2-1 defeat by Russia at Hampden Park.
A major prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine has seen 35 people detained in each country freed and then flown to the other, a move that could advance relations between the two nations and help end five years of fighting in Ukraine’s east.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke could not fathom why his players sat off Russia following John McGinn’s early opener as a 2-1 Hampden defeat saw their chances of a top-two Group I finish slip further away.
Scotland failed to build on John McGinn’s early opener as a 2-1 home defeat by Russia left their hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2020 hanging by a thread.
Scotland were unable to deliver Steve Clarke a second home win in charge after letting a lead slip in a 2-1 defeat to Russia.
Former Scotland striker Billy Dodds fears the damage has already been done in Scotland’s bid to qualify for next year’s European Championship finals.
Scotland will hope to kick start their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with victory over Russia at Hampden on Friday night.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the opening of an annual Russian air show as a guest of President Vladimir Putin and expressed interest in purchasing the latest Russian fighter jets.
A Russian sports presenter has offered a lesson in perseverance after he completed a live television report despite being hosed by a water sprinkler.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest.