Voices from Russia

Monday, 17 July 2017

17 July 2017. An Observation on Working-Class Football Culture in Europe

“Ваше место тут” (“Your place is here”… idiomatically, “You belong here”)… the rowdy backers of FK Lokomotiv Moskva in the (in)famous South Stands at Lokomotiv Central Stadium

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You back a side because your dad does; all his mates do, as does the entire neighbourhood. You’ve seen the people going en masse to the matches! It’s neighbourhood and team pride all rolled up in one. If we’re talking REAL football… let’s not forget Fr Christos in Thessaloniki who shows up at all the matches. Some tight-arsed people complained… but the people put up a FB page Hands Off Our Father Christos! The bishop didn’t ban him from the pitch…

Some middle-class people look down their noses at this… but I’d remind them that people CHOOSE their pastimes and that backing this side or that one is a far less harmful occupation than some of the things indulged in by the scornful bourgeois. Indeed…

I do confide that their real problem with it is that it’s “common”…

BMD

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

14 June 2016. As Seen By Vitaly Podvitsky… A Russian Fist For Anglo Hooligans

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A Russian Fist For Anglo Hooligans

Vitaly Podvitsky

2016

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Of course, the UEFA blamed the Russians, even though the Anglo yobbos started the fracas and mayhem. This should’ve learnt the Anglos good on a point of principle… you can start a fight with the Russians, but the Russians will generally finish it (and you). I somehow think that the lesson didn’t sink home this time… just listen to Chilly Hilly’s hate-filled rhetoric about the Rodina (to think that self-hating Orthodox support her! Monstrous!). I fear that the lesson will have to be repeated… with bloody results. Don’t say that I didn’t tell you so…

BMD

Sunday, 11 October 2015

11 October 2015. Translated Russian Demot… Russian Footballers

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Saturday, 6 September 2014

6 September 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Belgrade Red Star Fans Show Support for DNR at New Spartak Stadium in Moscow

00 Belgrade Red Star fans at Spartak Stadium. Moscow. 06.09.14

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00 Belgrade Red Star fans at Spartak Stadium 01. Moscow. 06.09.14

For us, the Motherland is our precious home!

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The first match at the new pitch for FK Spartak Moskva was a “friendly” between them and FK Red Star Belgrade. The Red Star backers are always welcome in Moscow… they’re real bros to the Russian people and they aren’t yobbos the way some of the Western fans are (although the English fans were on their best behaviour a few years back when Man United played in Moscow). The Red Star supporters showed a real sense of brotherhood with our suffering compatriots in Novorossiya. Look at the above images… a picture IS worth a thousand words.

BMD

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