Russian Fans March in Unison With Soviet Flags to Warsaw Stadium – Declare “This Is Russia” (Video)

10,000 Russian fans marched in unison to the Warsaw Stadium today for their match against Poland.
There were even Soviet flags spotted.

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Russian fans declared “This is Russia” today in the Warsaw Stadium.

(Yahoo Sports)

Brutal fights broke out before the match between the fans.

 

The AP reported on the match, via Yahoo:

There were a number of […] incidents […] which came as about 5,000 Russia fans waving their country’s flag marched to the stadium in a show of patriotism seen as provocative to many Poles.

The march was considered a huge security challenge and police were bracing for possibly more trouble after the match.

The two countries share a difficult history, including decades of control by Moscow over Poland during the Cold War. Many Poles felt the Polish authorities should not have allowed the Russians to march as a group in Warsaw given the historical wounds.

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