‘It barely feels like Moscow right now. People are smiling’

The World Cup has come to Russia and Muscovites embrace the riot of colour filling its streets

Russia’s World Cup has finally begun to the cheers and quiet relief of a nation curious to see what an estimated $14bn (£10.5bn) and years of planning have bought.

It was carnival come to Moscow, led by the Latin Americans in a riot of colour remarkable for a city where the weather and demeanor tend toward grey.

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via Football | The Guardian

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