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Russia’s threatened disqualification from the Euro 16 Football Championship over fan violence fits into a pattern of systematically demonizing Russia in the Western media on a host of other issues | FINIAN CUNNINGHAM*
For the past two years, Russia has been blamed for annexing countries, invading others and threatening the entire geopolitical architecture of European security. Continue reading
Playing five-times winners Bayern Munich in the Champions League should have been one of the highlights of CSKA Moscow’s season but unfortunately for the Russian champions, they will have to play the Group E contest behind closed doors.
CSKA have been ordered to play Tuesday’s match in an empty arena by European soccer’s governing body UEFA following the poor behaviour of their fans against Viktoria Plzen last December. Continue reading