Russian hopes, fears tangled in Vladimir Putin’s showcase World Cup

By By Angela Charlton MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off Thursday is about much more than sports.

It’s about proving to the world that Russia is a global power broker and not an outcast, that it’s an open, confident and generous nation — and not an isolated, repressive place hobbled by sanctions.

And the beleaguered Russian [READ MORE HERE]

Source: SF Gate Sports

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