We head for the Russian capital to find out how the locals enjoy some winter fun. Ice skating is one popular sport.
A penalty from Thomas Müller secured a Champions League group win for Bayern Munich, who were on the road to face CSKA Moscow. UEFA sanctions against the hosts meant the stands were empty.
Kiev says the leaders of Ukraine and Russia are to meet next week in Italy and will discuss eastern Ukraine's fragile ceasefire and gas supplies for winter. In eastern Ukraine a no-shooting period had been agreed.
The Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine will enter into force only at the end of 2015, in response to pressure from Russia. This puts Ukraine's future with the EU into question, writes DW's Bernd Johann.
Russia has opened its second new stadium for the 2018 World Cup: Spartak Moscow's new home, the Otkrytie Arena. President Vladimir Putin said the 42,000-seater was "worthy of Russia's most beloved team."
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