Storm star Sue Bird was close to Russian basketball team owner Shabtai von Kalmanovic, who was shot dead in his car in November. Bird had a close relationship with von Kalmanovic. He was one of the best at having fun in life. Von Kalmanovic, 59, was reportedly shot 18 times when his driver stopped their Mercedes at a traffic light in Moscow on Nov. Von Kalmanovic, a businessman and former KGB spy, was sentenced to 10 years in jail when Israel discovered him passing secrets in After he was released from prison in , he moved back to Russia where he became a concert promoter, organizing shows for Michael Jackson, Tom Jones and others.
Anti-gay, racist chants on rise in Russia ahead of World Cup
Putin, a Rainbow Flag, and Discrimination in Russia
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MOSCOW — Racist and anti-gay chants have become more common in Russian soccer as the country prepares to host the World Cup, even as overall incidents of discrimination declined. Nineteen incidents of abusive chants were recorded this season, according to an annual report from the anti-discrimination Fare Network and the Moscow-based Sova Center released Wednesday. That compares to two cases the season before, and 10 the year before that. Victims included players from the French national team, who were targeted with monkey chants during a game against Russia in March, and Liverpool youth player Bobby Adekanye, who was racially abused by Spartak Moscow supporters.
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