Victory Day celebrations have taken place in Moscow to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. The highlight was a huge parade that showcased the latest in Russian military hardware.
"This is a Moscow I don't know" has become the rallying cry of the Russian capital's residents since the World Cup started. The tournament has seemingly pressed pause on laws – and has changed the city's public space.
Samson Omale is among the many journalists from all over the world covering the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He'll be sending regular blog entries and sharing his thoughts about the action on and off the pitch.
A taxi driver has admitted falling asleep at the wheel and plowing his car into pedestrians near Red Square, injuring eight people. He told police that after working for 20 hours, his foot mistakenly hit the gas pedal.
In his second blog from Moscow, Nigerian journalist Samson Omale describes his experiences in getting to grips with the sheer size of the host country and learning how to walk the Russian way.
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