The Beautiful Game

Young Russian football fans at the European Championships in France. The youngster on the far left, draped in a Russian flag, is a wearing a t-short that says, "You're all fucked. T-14 Armata." The T-14 Armata is a new Russian battle tank that made its debut during the 2015 Victory Day parade in Moscow. Photo courtesy of Andrei Malgin
Young Russian football fans at the European Championships in France. The youngster on the far left, draped in a Russian flag, is a wearing a t-shirt that says, “You’re all fucked. T-14 Armata.” The T-14 Armata is a new Russian battle tank that made its debut during the 2015 Victory Day parade in Moscow. Photo courtesy of Andrei Malgin

It’s not cheap entertainment, especially during a crisis, to travel to France. And well, well, people who are far from poor arrived there and made a bloody mess. This is how the Russian elite has a good time now, fueled by alcohol and Great Russian chauvinism, with encouragement from Russian TV.
—Alina Kluchevskaya, June 12, 2016 (Facebook)

“You could easily see who they were. They had black T-shirts with Russian writing on, and were all extremely muscular. They didn’t muck about. They picked out English blokes to attack, and then ran off when the police arrived.”

Russians in Marseille. Photograph: Stewart Kendall/Sportsphoto/Allstar

Translation of Alina Kluchevskaya’s remarks by the Russian Reader. Thanks to Comrade DK for the heads-up on the photo of the cute kids.

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