Russian President Vladimir Putin's order came after Moscow claimed a major victory in seizing the Luhansk region in Ukraine's east.
A growing number of top Russian players are opting against playing for their country, according to Emil Sutovsky, FIDE's director general.
State Duma deputy Oleg Morozov took aim at the U.S. in the wake of Sunday's explosions in the Russian city of Belgorod near the Ukraine border.
Lysychansk would give Russian forces full control over the contested Luhansk region in Eastern Ukraine.
His remarks come days after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Belarusians not to allow Putin to drag their country into his war against Ukraine.
Russian officials have so far publicly denied that Moscow is having difficulties sustaining Vladimir Putin's war effort.
Multiple mysterious fires have been reported at government and military enlistment buildings across Russia since Vladimir Putin declared a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February.
A growing number of Russians are being punished in the wake of new stringent laws that effectively criminalize all criticism of Vladimir Putin's Ukraine war.
Boris Johnson said that the Russian president's invasion of Ukraine is "a perfect example of toxic masculinity."
The woman was in Colombia with other Russian athletes and ballet dancers, according to local media reports.
According to reports, Putin ordered 67-year-old General Pavel back to active service last month to lead Russian special forces operating in Ukraine.
Russia has accused the West of trying to drive the country into an artificial default.
Russia is now using retired personnel who are working as contractors for Wagner, a Russian private military company, to conduct close air support missions, the U.K. Ministry of Defence said.
"The battle of Severodonetsk will not be a decisive Russian victory," Washington-based think tank the Institute for the Study of War said on Thursday.
"I'll personally explain to you, b****rd, what kind of a country you're in and how you're supposed to treat these symbols," a Russian politician said.
Four people died and five were injured in the crash, which happened as the plane was attempting an emergency landing, according to reports.
"I've heard talks that, you know, there is no threat anymore because they have exhausted themselves. No, they haven't," Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said.
A median of 90 percent of respondents in 18 nations said they have no confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin "to do the right thing" in world affairs.
The chief of Ukrainian state energy giant Naftogaz said on Tuesday that the group led by Firtash will no longer be dominant in the Ukrainian gas market.
A fire broke out at Novoshakhtinsk refinery in the Rostov region near the Ukraine border after two Ukrainian drones were spotted over the plant, according to reports.
"The occupiers are deliberately beating residential areas where there are no military facilities," said Kharkiv Governor Oleg Synegubov.
The parents of 49 conscripts who survived when the Moskva missile cruiser sank in April, wrote to Russian officials demanding their sons not be sent to Ukraine.
Kazakhstan does not recognize "quasi-state territories which, in our view, is what Luhansk and Donetsk are," Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.
Russia has been failing to consistently deliver since Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion against Ukraine, British intelligence said.
Russia has a manpower shortage, "so any additional troops would add greatly to their potential," said Mark Voyger, noting the potential use of Belarusians.
Photos of Ukrainians using beaches in Kyiv and Mariupol have led to conspiratorial claims about the country's conflict with Russia.
Two former U.S. servicemen are missing and may have been taken prisoner by Russia during battle, according to a soldier who says he fought alongside the pair.
"Just a question," Dmitry Medvedev wrote on his Telegram channel. "Who said that in two years Ukraine will even exist on the world map?"
A video circulating online shows the alleged wives of Russian soldiers complaining that they haven't heard from their husbands in months.
"Delay with its provision cannot be justified," the Ukrainian leader wrote. "I will constantly emphasize this when talking to our partners."