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Gazprom Football Empire – the creation of a global image campaign

Gazprom Football Empire – the creation of a global image campaign

By Manuel Veth -  In 2008 Zenit Saint Petersburg became only the second Russian club to win a major European trophy when they beat Glasgow Rangers in ...
Striking Shortcomings Make Russia a Wasteful World Cup Bet

Striking Shortcomings Make Russia a Wasteful World Cup Bet

In the wake of last Friday’s agonizingly elongated World Cup draw, a trip to an online Irish-named bookmaker brought a startling discovery – Russia we ...
Russian Football Hooliganism – the Caucasian Divide

Russian Football Hooliganism – the Caucasian Divide

By Yan Matusevich -  Keeping politics out of football has been a FIFA slogan for years, a policy the organization strives to promote by showcasing th ...
Alania Vladikavkaz –  Russian Football’s Endangered Snow Leopards

Alania Vladikavkaz – Russian Football’s Endangered Snow Leopards

By David McArdle -  On Monday 18 November 2013, former Russian champions Alania Vladikavkaz announced that they were unable to finance the team’s for ...
Football in Abkhazia – Three Stories from Gagra

Football in Abkhazia – Three Stories from Gagra

By David  Sichinava - I spent my childhood in Tskaltubo, a small town located in west-central Georgia. Greatly affected by political and economic tra ...
Arsenal Kyiv Rest in Peace: An Obituary to Kyiv’s Second Club

Arsenal Kyiv Rest in Peace: An Obituary to Kyiv’s Second Club

By Manuel Veth - Last week Arsenal Kyiv withdrew from the Ukrainian Premier League after 13 matches of the current season. Arsenal Kyiv were a fundam ...
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