Russian Police Told To Keep Lid On Bad News During World Cup

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MOSCOW – Russia’s interior ministry has ordered police to withhold negative news from the media during the soccer World Cup and instead report successes such as crimes being solved, two police sources said on Thursday.

A copy of the order, seen by Reuters, instructs police not to release any information about the results of investigations, police raids or other operations before July 25.

The World Cup, which Russia is hosting for the first time, ends on July 15 and the Kremlin is keen to use the tournament, which opened on Thursday, to project a positive image of the country as welcoming and open.




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