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  1. Lore-making and law-breaking in Moscow

    James Appell

    You knew this was going to be no normal day when, on the Metro train to Spartak Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, a boy no older than 15 wearing sunglasses and a Spartak Moscow hoodie, cracked open a can of super-strength lager and began swigging from it. B...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  2. Zenit's $130m dilemma

    James Appell

    Is spending $130 million in a single day ever a bad idea for a football club? If that wasn't a question crossing the minds of Zenit St. Petersburg supporters on Sept. 3 -- the day they spent that amount to bring in midfielder Axel Witsel from Benf...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  3. James Appell -- Anzhi shows fledgling billionaire soccer teams ho...

    James Appell

    It's not always good when a billionaire takes over a soccer team. Yet the mega-rich businessman in charge of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala has finally started spending wisely -- and his club is now on the rise, writes James Appell.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012