World Cup 2018: Welcome with a warning for England fans in Volgograd



A vast statue of Mother Russia towers over the football stadium in Volgograd where England kick off their World Cup campaign on 18 June.
Sword raised in a pose of power and defiance, the figure is a monument to the brutal Battle of Stalingrad, as the city was then called. It is also a reminder of a time when Russia and Britain were allies.
But as Volgograd prepares to host crowds of England fans, that World War Two alliance is distant history.
The political hostility that exists now appears to have dampened appetite for Russia's World Cup.
There were clear signs of the new reality as city... read more

 
6 June 2018 in World News, Views: 58
Source: BBC
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