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Russia: Mountain settlement residents erect TV-antenna to cheer on Russia01:59

Russia: Mountain settlement residents erect TV-antenna to cheer on Russia

Russian Federation, Kamunta
June 15, 2018 at 17:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

Local residents in the mountain settlement of Kamunta, in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, set up a TV-antenna in the local village hall to watch and support Russia during the World Cup opening match, Thursday.

“We made the TV-antenna form bull horn in order to avoid an electrical short circuit," said resident Timur Kardanov.

According to locals, if the Russian national team gets into the top three, they will be recognised as honourary citizens of the settlement.

“Of course, we’re also rooting [for Russia] here. We’re the same fans, although the television fails sometimes. We’re rooting because the team is headed by our compatriot Stanislav Cherchesov [the Russian team coach]”, local Vladimir Karaev added.

The FIFA 2018 World Cup kicked off on June 14 with Russia securing a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening game.

Russia: Mountain settlement residents erect TV-antenna to cheer on Russia01:59
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Local residents in the mountain settlement of Kamunta, in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, set up a TV-antenna in the local village hall to watch and support Russia during the World Cup opening match, Thursday.

“We made the TV-antenna form bull horn in order to avoid an electrical short circuit," said resident Timur Kardanov.

According to locals, if the Russian national team gets into the top three, they will be recognised as honourary citizens of the settlement.

“Of course, we’re also rooting [for Russia] here. We’re the same fans, although the television fails sometimes. We’re rooting because the team is headed by our compatriot Stanislav Cherchesov [the Russian team coach]”, local Vladimir Karaev added.

The FIFA 2018 World Cup kicked off on June 14 with Russia securing a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening game.

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