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Russian footballer got strucked by lightning on pitch


A 16-year-old Russian footballer has been put into a coma and left with a scar around his neck after he was struck by lightning during training.

Ivan Zaborsky is fighting for his life after the terrifying incident in Orekhovo-Zuevo, near Moscow.

The teenage goalkeeper, who was training separately from his teammates, was wearing a metal chain around his neck which was struck by the lightning.

It is claimed the sky was clear when the lightning struck at the FC Znamya Truda weekend practice session.

Amazingly, the video appears to show him kick the ball from the edge of the penalty area even after he is struck.

He collapses to the ground and his coaches and teammates rush towards him.


His trainer Anton Basov performed a heart massage and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

The unconscious goalie was rushed to a local hospital and then transferred by helicopter to a clinic in Moscow.

His girlfriend Yelena told Podyem media: ‘He is in stable condition.

‘He regained consciousness but due to a strong painful shock he had to be put back into a coma.’

‘His parents are at his bedside. He has a scar around his neck where the lightning hit his chain, and that his lung was damaged. He needs time to stabilise.’


Zaborsky’s sister Karina Zaborovskaya said: ‘He woke several times, but doctors were scared to take a risk, and he was put back to coma.’

She said: ‘Doctors say that he was born under a lucky star. I still can’t comprehend it all. I cannot understand how it could happen.

‘There were no clouds above the stadium before and during the training session, nothing signalled trouble.’

She praised the coaching staff who ‘saved his life’ with their prompt action.

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Russian Bounties: Biden criticize Trump over inaction



Russian Bounties: Biden criticize Trump over inaction


The White House on Saturday denied that President Donald Trump was briefed on reported U.S. intelligence that Russia’s military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with Democratic rival Joe Biden criticising Mr Trump for failing to take action against Moscow.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement that “neither the president nor the vice president (Mike Pence) were briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence”.

The statement, McEnany said, did not address the “merit of the alleged intelligence” reported on Friday.

A Russian military intelligence unit linked to assassination attempts in Europe offered rewards for successful attacks last year on American and coalition troops, NRM cull

The newspaper reported that Islamist militants, or armed criminal elements closely associated with them, were believed to have collected some bounty money.

Mr Trump was told about the intelligence but had not authorised steps to retaliate, learnt, NRM


Mr Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate set to challenge Mr Trump in the November 3 election, said during a virtual town hall on Saturday that the Times report, if true, represents a “truly shocking revelation,” noting in particular Trump’s reported failure to retaliate.

“Not only has he failed to sanction or impose any kind of consequences on Russia for this egregious violation of international law, Donald Trump has continued his embarrassing campaign of deference and debasing himself before Vladimir Putin,” Mr Biden said, referring to the Russian president.

Mr Biden pledged retaliation if he becomes president.

“If I’m elected president, make no mistake about it, Vladimir Putin will be confronted and we’ll impose serious costs on Russia,” Mr Biden said.



COVID-19: Russian Prime Minister Test Positive.


Russian Prime Minister, Mikhali Mishustin, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Mishustin revealed this in a video meeting the President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

He said he will self-isolate to avoid putting members of the cabinet at risk.


According to him, “It just became known that the coronavirus tests I took came back positive, so I must oblige by the self-isolation rules and it’s mandatory [that I do that] for the safety of my colleagues.”

He also urged Putin to sign a decree appointing Andrey Belousov to his role on an acting basis.

Speaking on the development, Putin while assuring him that anyone could contact COVID-19 wished the Minister a quick recovery.


“What is happening to you now can happen to anyone. I hope that you stay able to work and will actively participate in government decision-making.

“Without your opinions and your participation these decisions will not be made,” he added



Zenit Striker Artem Dzyuba Reveals Tottenham Approached Him During January Window

Zenit Saint Petersburg striker Artem Dzyuba has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur were interested in signing him during the January transfer window.

Spurs lost captain Harry Kane to a hamstring tear on the first day of January and were subsequently linked to pretty much every striker on the planet, with manager José Mourinho keen to address the fact that he didn’t have a single senior striker in his squad.

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