A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the opening of the World Cup in Moscow, Russia on Thursday. Photo: AP

Russian police was told ‘not to provide the media with negative information’ during World Cup

Russia is hosting for the World Cup for first time and the Kremlin is keen to use the tournament to project a positive image of the country as welcoming and open

Topic |   Russia

TOP PICKS

A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the opening of the World Cup in Moscow, Russia on Thursday. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE