Knees-ups in Nikolskaya

Central Moscow was a revelation during the World Cup as fans mingled and danced their way through the night in Nikolskaya, a long shopping street that runs off Red Square.

Behaviour that wouldn’t be tolerated by authorities by local people was ignored. And thousands of Muscovites came to watch and take part.

That’s not to say any of the behaviour was bad – it was exuberant, featured no drunks and not a puff of cannabis smoke.

The mariachi band at the top were playing near Revolution Square.

Croats before the game

Russians also got in on the act with acts and singers of their own. And Mexicans, looking like gimps in the wrestle masks, staged mock bouts in the street.


Includes a clip of fans on the escalator at the Sportivna metro station near the Luzhniki ground


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