The country has a vast wealth of natural resources like oil and gas, and its gross domestic product is estimated to be around $678.5 billion. However, a large part of the reason Saudi Arabia is now attempting to modernize is that it needs to diversify its economy in an era of low oil prices. To achieve this end, the country is allowing concerts, cinema and other forms of entertainment industries to open for its young population. … [Read more...] about Russia Vs. Saudi Arabia: How the World Cup Opponents Compare in Population, GDP, Military and More
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The country has estimated it will attract 1.5 million tourists for one of the most widely watched sporting events that kicks off across 11 Russian cities on Thursday. Soccer teams from 32 countries will go head-to-head over a month, and visitors from across the world will attend the showcase Moscow hopes will help repair Russia’s increasingly tainted image. … [Read more...] about Russian Women Told To Refuse Sex To Foreigners During World Cup
However, California-based nutritionist and dietician Kimberly Slater, told Newsweek that "as long as athletes are getting in enough calories and sleep at some point each day during Ramadan [when its dark]," they should be able to train well. "Care should be taken to make sure the athlete is getting enough sleep," she said, pointing out their hydration should be monitored as well. … [Read more...] about World Cup and Ramadan: How Are Muslim-Majority Teams Getting Ready Amid Fasting?
But Belgorod region spokesman Alexei Goncharuk did not attribute the drop in reports to the World Cup festivities and told MediaZona it was more about keeping morale high than suppressing bad news. “We’re not breaking our heads about it. We write about things that could spark interest, things that are cheerful. We’re not making things up,” he told the publication Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Russian Police Stop Publishing ‘Negative’ Crime News Despite Spike in World Cup Robberies, Tourist Scams
The vipers' arrival was just in time for the World Cup's last H game, which includes matches between Senegal and Columbia as well as Japan and Poland. Russia's response has been to send search-and-rescue teams to divert and remove all the snakes before they incite panic among the city's 5,000 visitors and general population. How or why the endemic species migrated has so far stumped the ecological and biological communities in Volgograd. Also known as Nikolsky's viper, the snake usually resides in a forest. … [Read more...] about Venomous Vipers Mysteriously Leave Forest to Invade World Cup Host City, Russia Sends Teams to Capture