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Russian athletes to participate in events in Turkey, with extra security

Russian athletes will participate in tournaments organised in Turkey, with maximum security ensured

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Russian athletes will participate in tournaments organised in Turkey, with maximum security ensured, RIA news agency cited sports minister Vitaly Mutko as saying on Sunday.

Russia introduced a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane earlier in the week.

Mutko said that the measures that Russia is taking against Turkey will not impact the calendar of international sports federations.