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SAINT PETERSBURG: Controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar may have claimed most of the headlines in recent months but next year’s showpiece in Russia is facing troubles of its own. We are now fewer than 10 months away from the kick-off, when on June 14 the whistle will blow to start the biggest sporting spectacle outside of the Olympics. And following the controversy that has preceded it, it is fair to say all eyes will be firmly focused on Russia, and not just on the pitch.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe celebrates its 70th anniversary this month, having grown into the largest arts extravaganza in the world. Organized over 25 days in the Scottish capital, it annually attracts in excess of two million visitors attending 300-plus venues to witness some of the more than 50,000 performances, ranging from magic to music, cabaret to comedy.
Whoever called New York “the city that never sleeps” had clearly never been to St. Petersburg in the summer.The Russian metropolis, which will host seven matches at next summer’s FIFA World Cup, is bathed in almost perpetual daylight between May and June.If New York dances in the dark, St. Petersburg does a summertime shimmy without dimming the lights.Developed in the early 18th century under the watchful eye of Peter the Great, the city was home to Tchaikovsky, Pushkin and Dostoyevsky,...
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In 2013, I placed second overall for my coverage of the 2012 Formula One season.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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