Category: Russia

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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 ...
The Ugly Side of FC Zenit St Petersburg

The Ugly Side of FC Zenit St Petersburg

By Yan Matusevich -  Going to the Petrovsky Stadium to watch Zenit St Petersburg had been a tradition in my family for over three generations. With j ...
The Soldier’s Tango – A Homage to CSKA Moscow in Catalonia

The Soldier’s Tango – A Homage to CSKA Moscow in Catalonia

By Manuel Veth - Last week CSKA Moscow played their Champions League home match against Viktoria Plzen at the Petrovskii Stadium in Saint Petersburg ...
Goodbye, Lenin! – Spartak’s Farewell to the Luzhniki

Goodbye, Lenin! – Spartak’s Farewell to the Luzhniki

By Yusha Kozakiewicz - Ancient Rome had its Colosseum; Constantinople, its Hippodrome; and fittingly, Moscow, which by the 1950s had for five centuri ...
New Unified League – Back to the Soviet Union?

New Unified League – Back to the Soviet Union?

By Manuel Veth - In the last couple of months the spectre of a new football league has haunted Europe: a new Unified League that would bring together ...
Eduard Streltsov – The Russian Pele

Eduard Streltsov – The Russian Pele

By Alastair Watt - Outside the former Soviet Union, the name Eduard Streltsov means little to anyone other than scholars of the beautiful game. Few h ...
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