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Latvian Oligarch Valeri Belokon and the Son of Deposed Kyrgyz Dictator

Latvian Oligarch Valeri Belokon and the Son of Deposed Kyrgyz Dictator

By Chris Rickleton - How might Latvia’s leading soccer oligarch, Chairman of Blackpool Football club, Valeri Belokon, be linked to the ongoing crimin ...
Michel Platini in Kyrgyzstan

Michel Platini in Kyrgyzstan

By Chris Rickleton - It was a cool autumn night, and Michel Platini was in town. Yes, that’s right, the only man to have won the Ballon d’or three ti ...
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Armenia’s Golden Nugget

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Armenia’s Golden Nugget

By David McArdle - Armenia’s latest World Cup Qualifier against 2012 European Championship finalists Italy was the match in which Henrikh Mkhitaryan ...
Manuel Veth

Manuel Veth

Manuel is a PhD candidate at the University of London King’s College, his topic is called: “Selling the People’s Game: Football’s transition from Comm ...
Chris Rickleton

Chris Rickleton

Chris is a journalist and writer living in the distant Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan. A former editor of the offbeat Bishkek-based tourist maga ...
Alastair Watt

Alastair Watt

Alastair is a published sports journalist whose interest in the east was spawned at the age of 7, watching his native Scotland wallop the CIS at Euro ...
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