Red Square is Moscow's best-known landmark and a symbol of Russian might. It was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1990.
Four weeks of football mania, street parties and exceptionally friendly police: Many Russians don't want the World Cup to end. So will any of the changes in the country's host cities stick?
From vodka to beloved opera classics – DW's Anastassia Boutsko takes a look at World Cup host Russia's most popular exports and clears up some cultural cliches.
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.
The streets around Red Square in the center of Moscow have had a distinctly Southern and Latin American flavor as World Cup fever takes hold. But the opening day has not been free of controversy.
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