Category: Russia

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A New House is Not a Home: The Continued Demise of Spartak Moscow

A New House is Not a Home: The Continued Demise of Spartak Moscow

By Manuel Veth -  In late summer 2014 for the first time in their history Spartak Moscow played a true home game at the newly-erected Otkrytie Arena ...
World Cup Lessons: What Brazil 2014 could mean for Russia 2018

World Cup Lessons: What Brazil 2014 could mean for Russia 2018

By Manuel Veth - The World Cup 2014 in Brazil was hailed by some media outlets as the greatest tournament of all time. But while the action on the p ...
Boycott Russia 2018 World Cup? Not if the West Really Wants to Punish Putin

Boycott Russia 2018 World Cup? Not if the West Really Wants to Punish Putin

By David McArdle -  From the moment Russia was awarded the 2018 World Cup, calls to boycott the tournament from Western media have rarely ceased. Whe ...
Russia 2018 and her Doomed Four-Year World Cup Plan

Russia 2018 and her Doomed Four-Year World Cup Plan

By Manuel Veth - With two games gone, Russia have been far from impressive at this year’s World Cup. Although the country are not considered serious ...
The Crimea Precedent – How Tavriya and FK Sevastopol remap European football

The Crimea Precedent – How Tavriya and FK Sevastopol remap European football

By Manuel Veth - The annexation of Crimea has raised doubts about the status of its football clubs FK Sevastopol and Tavriya Simferopol and whether t ...
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 ...
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