Whenever a country’s social contract unravels, conditions become ripe for rumours and absurdities to circulate.
Women's tennis chiefs on Monday pleaded with spectators to show "understanding and respect" when Ukraine players refuse to shake hands with Russian and Belarusian opponents in protest at the ongoing war in their country.
Ukraine will continue playing Euro 2024 qualifying matches despite a government ban on Ukrainian national teams taking part in competitions involving athletes from Russia and Belarus, the country said on Monday.
Sunday's match is Ukraine's opening fixture of the Euro 2024 qualification campaign and will be played against the backdrop of a more than year-long war in the country since Russia's invasion
Russia is special, but mainly in the sense that it is uniquely capable of destroying, in a matter of days, what took centuries to build.
Dmitry Glukhovsky says sales of his books depicting life in the Moscow Metro after a nuclear apocalypse have been booming since Russia put him on a "wanted" list for opposing the war in Ukraine and he was forced to flee abroad.
Arsenal full back Oleksandr Zinchenko said some of his team mates had laughed when he said at the start of the season that the north London club could win the Premier League title, but that the squad has now started to believe it is possible.
Tennis Australia on Tuesday banned Russian and Belarusian flags at the Australian Open after Ukraine's ambassador demanded action when they were seen among the crowd.
Daniil Medvedev on Sunday admitted he would rather be playing at the mixed teams United Cup than the Adelaide International, but the Russian intends to make the most of the season-opening event.