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Well, look, if the Russian government wants to prevent any embarrassing incidents with hooligans, they, again, can and will, I believe. The police know who all those guys are. They, again, organize and closely supervise the hools in their political actions.
Here is a pic from the assault on the environmentalists in Khimki forest in Moscow back in 2011, which I talk about earlier in this thread; that's a cop giving orders to hooligans, instructing them how to attack the environmentalist protest camp
At the very least, the cops know all the LEADERS of the hooligan groups by name and face. They could even preemptively arrest or otherwise confine their key people before the World Cup, to take the steam out of them.
Plus, they would probably have heavy security here, much heavier than at any regular game.
Remember the Sochi Olympics. Heavily armed forces everywhere
Gonna be like that around every stadium in 2018...
They won't allow any crap from the hools, no, I don't believe so, don't worry
Truly amazing. Anyone who doubted the Kremlin's direct involvement in these events, can not doubt it any more.
Here is another article from last year that discusses how Russian Hooligan's were recruited for the Euro 2016
The video at the bottom shows a group fight training session.
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What can you tell us about Rostov? Do you think there will be adequate security?
Manchester United just drew them in their next match on March 9.
United Draw Delights Rostov in Europa League Last-16 ? Naharnet
Manchester United draw Rostov in UEFA Europa League | Daily Mail Online
HOW DIFFICULT WILL IT BE TO FLY TO ROSTOV FOR UNITED FANS?
Manchester United supporters travelling from Manchester might find it difficult to get to Rostov for the away leg.
The cheapest flights available cost £431.44 for a return - travelling on March 8 through Turkish Airlines - and involves a 2 hour 25 minute stop in Istanbul, leading to a total travel time of 8 hours and 25 minutes.
But the majority of journeys clock in at over 10 hours. Every journey on Aeroflot-Russian, S7, Air France, Emirates, Etihad, British Airways and KLM includes at least two stops.
And others will take at least 15 hours, with some particularly brutal routes taking more than 24 hours.
One offered by S7 Airlines takes 33 hours and 15 minutes, meaning United fans would have to depart two days before the game to make the match.
Will the hardcore United fans even make this trip? Will there be proper security? Will they be ambushed?
Here is a little story from 2015, about how police in Rostov deal with hooligans:
The local team was playing CSKA Moscow in the final tour of the Russia Championship. Whole bunch of aggressive CSKA fans/hools arrived in town. There is speculation they were deliberately looking for a fight with the locals, as there was an earlier clash in Moscow, involving Rostov hools.
Many CSKA hools, including all their senior leaders, were in a local bar when trucks full of local OMON (paramilitary police) showed up, some 13 trucks full of OMON, no joke, in heavy gear, with AKs.
They threw everyone on the floor, face down. Anyone who so much as opened his mouth got kicked mercilessly in the head, face, stomach, groin got stomped, basically.
Dozens of them were cuffed and taken away. Article does not know what happened to them later.
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Now, I doubt they will handle the Brits quite so harshly, but, they probably won't allow much violence, I don't think, no Not so soon to 2018.
Also, I bet they will fly with Aeroflot since Aeroflot, strangely enough, in ManU's official carrier lol