Fireworks are set off after the medals ceremony following the 2018 World Cup final. Photo: AFP
Michael Church
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Opinion

Michael Church

Fifa World Cup: unrecognisable Russia at odds with its history as the well-heeled pay almost US$20,000 for lavish finale

A gleaming, resplendent and modern Luzhniki Stadium is a reflection of Vladimir Putin’s new Russia

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Fireworks are set off after the medals ceremony following the 2018 World Cup final. Photo: AFP
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