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Sochi 2014 re-tests complete, hearings done by November.

BERLIN - Hearings for Russian athletes following the re-tests of their doping samples from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be completed by the of November, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

- - AU | 'Champion of land redistribution' Mugabe honoured by youths in Russia - report.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, is reportedly set to be honoured by African youths and students attending the 19th youth festival held in Sochi, Russia for "championing the fight against imperialism".

- - ZA

Croatia President May Face Tough Questions in Russia.

When President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic meets Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday, she may face a grilling over past statements seen as hostile to Russia.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Russian Central Elections Commission head says Navalny may run for president after 2028.

SOCHI - Opposition politician Alexei Navalny may take part in Russian presidential elections after 2028, Russian Central Elections Commission head Ella Pamfilova said at the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi on Oct. 17. “It is quite possible for him to run after this ten-year period expires, some time in ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Lavrov says Haradinaj got away with war crimes.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia should have been shut down a long time ago, because it proved its bias. According to Sputnik's Serbian language website, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this at the World Youth and Students Festival in Sochi.

- B92 - SK

Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan became one of global centers for discussing humanitarian issues.

Azerbaijan traditionally attaches great importance to participating in the work of the CIS and the country is an active member of the organization, said Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev at the limited format session of the Council of CIS Heads of State in Sochi.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kremlin says allegations against Kaspersky Lab are 'absurd'.

SOCHI, Russia - Moscow believes allegations against Russia's Kaspersky Lab are "absurd", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, adding that the Russian government had nothing to do with it.

- Reuters - US

Ilham Aliyev attends dinner party hosted for participants of session of CIS Heads of State Council.

A dinner party has been hosted for participants of a session of the Council of CIS Heads of State in Sochi, Russian Federation.

- AzerNews - AZ

Syria's Kurds Aim To Control Oil-Rich Areas.

The Kurds in Syria are vying for control over oil-rich areas in the country with the Syrian Arab army, Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told his Russian counterpart on Wednesday. They know well that Syria will not allow its sovereignty to be violated under any conditions,' al-Moallem told Sergey Lavrov at a meeting ...

- - US

Presidents of Russia, Turkmenistan mull topical issues in Sochi.

Presidents of Russia, Turkmenistan mull topical issues in Sochi...