Russia Update: Russia and Qatar Cleared of Corruption Charges by FIFA Judge; US Prosecutor to Appeal

November 13, 2014
Michael J. Garcia, chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee , left, and Hans-Joachim Eckert, chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, are shown in Zurich in July 2012. (Michael Buholzer/Reuters

Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

Russian legislators finally received an answer to their queries from military authorities about soldiers killed in combat in Ukraine — which is that they can’t say, it’s a “state secret.” And there is still no answer as to the origin of the gas leak spread across Moscow.

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