Chertanovo – How the Russian Athletic Bilbao is Shaping the Future

If there is one thing Moscow is famous for in the sports world, it is its amount of football clubs. Spartak, CSKA and Lokomotiv all play in the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL), Dinamo have just secured promotion to the RFPL, while Torpedo play in the Professional Football League (PFL), the third tier. Furthermore, there are a number of smaller clubs like Solyaris, Strogino and Domodedovo, and then we haven’t even mentioned the teams from the Moscow region. Despite all these teams, … [Read more...]

The Foreigner Limit and Exorbitant Parties in Monte Carlo

Russia’s poor performances at the Euros have naturally given birth to a large amount of soul searching and discussion about the state of Sbornaya and why it continues to fail on the biggest stage. More than 860,000 people have already signed a petition at social activism website Change.org to disband the national team, while president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) Vitaly Mutko, who is also the Russian sports minister, has expressed a wish to revamp the team, and build it around players … [Read more...]