Category: Russia

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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 ...
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 ...
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