Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits

Mikhail Metzel  TASS

Mikhail Metzel TASS

Mr. Trump said then that the continued focus on election meddling was "insulting" to Mr. Putin, and called the special counsel investigation about it a Democratic "hit job" that was hindering progress between the two countries on other issues.

The headlines in Russian Federation read, "Moscow did not sleep after the match", "Thanks, guys", "Simply great", and "Fighting until the end".

"I think you'd be hard-pressed to say that sanctions against Russian Federation are really working all that well", Johnson told the Washington Examiner after his trip to country earlier this week.

Croatia will now face England on July 11 in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium to decide who will play in the World Cup final, on July 15, also at Luzhniki. "I believe that people did not only start trusting us but they are in love with us", he told reporters during his post-match press conference.

In late June, the Russian leader instructed the government to ensure jointly with the heads of regions hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches the effective use of the World Cup's heritage for organizing and holding large sports competitions and events.

Putin attended Russia's opening day win over Saudi Arabia but has not yet said whether he will come to Sochi for the quarter-final tie.

'Putin has been calling me. "But he said we should have our eyes open and make the next steps".

Across Russia, hand-wringing fans had held their breath through extra time, hoping the team could pull off another upset in a World Cup they entered as the lowest ranking side, but which saw them reach the quarter finals against the odds. A huge thank you to them for this tournament.

Croatia has been unbeaten in the tournament so far.

He world cup may not resolve Russia's economic concerns but it has certainly gave it a positive image, something that the "undemocratic" Putin administration will make full use of in its future global dealings. Fans spilling out of bars chanted "Russia" in the street and danced as music blared. "We felt your support from the first second".

"It was a great match. I am preparing him, that is all I can tell you". "It was a very dignified game", Evgenia, 36, a psychologist, said.

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