Armenian national football squad and FC Spartak Moscow (Russia) former forward Yura Movsisyan, who now plays at his former club Real Salt Lake (USA), spoke about racism in Russia.
“Of course there’s racism in Russia. A lot of it. And I’ve faced it myself. But that same racism you see everywhere you go. I can’t wait for the World Cup so people see the beauty and the hospitality of the Russian people,” Los Angeles Times quoted Movsisyan as saying. “I can guarantee you that it’s probably going to be the safest World Cup that anybody can go to. They’re [Russians] friendly people. And they’re going to make sure that nothing happens.
“This will be the best World Cup, the friendliest World Cup.”
The 2018 World Cup will be held in eleven cities in Russia, from June 14 to July 15.
This event will be held in Eastern Europe for the first time.