WATCH: Contestants navigated strollers through a slalom track in Marijampole, Lithuania, as part of festivities celebrating the town's 230th anniversary, which also aims to encourage residents to have more children
@MavkaSlavka @Bruinou2Here is Tsar Ivan III *in 1493* complaining that Poland and Lithuania claimed what are now called Ukraine and Belarus as “possessions” when in fact they were “Russian.” So Russia was in denial about their identity even then. Entirely separate countries *since the Middle Ages*.
Wimbledon will be reduced to an exhibition event over its decision to exclude players from Russia and Belarus from competing due to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
The signwriter from Lithuania was awarded compensation after an extended disciplinary process that left him “emotionally dead”.
The ATP men's professional tennis tour will not award ranking points for Wimbledon this year because of the All England Club's ban on players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine.
Kremlin crooner Oleg Gazmanov at the pro-war rally Putin went to yesterday singing “Ukraine and Crimea, Belarus and Moldova, that is my country.” This clip was sent to me by an acquaintance in Chișinău where it’s being shared with increasing alarm.
Chief of the General Staff of Belarus has resigned. He commented: "Due to the mass refusal to take part in hostilities...Belarusian army does not have the ability to staff any battalion group." Reported by former Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Nosov
[USA] Here are the 8 House Republicans who voted against suspending normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus: