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Football Emblems from the Post-Soviet Space – ‘a Kollektsiya’

Football Emblems from the Post-Soviet Space – ‘a Kollektsiya’

By David McArdle - Throughout the Soviet Union, art was an effective propaganda tool for the state. Across the spheres of literature, visual art and ...
Crimea Crisis – Ukraine’s Football Solidarity

Crimea Crisis – Ukraine’s Football Solidarity

By Yan Matusevich - With Russian troops occupying Crimea, its former president in Russian exile as a result of months of popular protests, today's Uk ...
Euro 2016 Draw – Caucasus Trio Eye Exploiting the Expansion

Euro 2016 Draw – Caucasus Trio Eye Exploiting the Expansion

By Alastair Watt - The expansion of the European Championships to 24 teams has left many fans and pundits fearing that quantity will win over quality ...
Jano Ananidze – Rostov Revival or Demise on Don?

Jano Ananidze – Rostov Revival or Demise on Don?

By Alastair Watt -Jano Ananidze – the diminutive 20-year old Georgian attacking midfielder – left Spartak Moscow on 3 July to join fellow Russian ...
A Brazilian in Belarus – Renan Bardini Bressan

A Brazilian in Belarus – Renan Bardini Bressan

By David McArdle - Safely avoiding any tasteless (not to mention obvious) gags referencing Sting’s Englishman in New York, like a football chant that ...
Tajik Football Match Erupts into Violence

Tajik Football Match Erupts into Violence

By Chris Rickleton - Tajikistan’s footballing prestige was dealt a triple blow this month as FIFA rankings published on November 7 confirmed that the ...
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