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Kremlin: ‘Russians celebrate victory against Spain as the end of WWII’

In Russia, the victory at the world cup against Spain is celebrated as the victory over nazi Germany at the end of the Second world War, said the Kremlin.

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Russia switched to Spain in the eighth finals of the world cup, but had a penalty shoot-out to (4-3).

“If you know the streets yesterday in many Russian cities saw, as in Moscow, where I myself have seen, was in many ways comparable with the events on 9 may 1945,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov. Fans were in Moscow the streets, sang “Ros-si-ya, Ros-si-ya” (Russia, Russia), dancing in fountains and waving Russian flags.

The festivities were centred around the Red Square and the neighbouring Nikolskaya street. The police squeezed a blind eye to the ban on alcohol consumption in public. The street was relatively quiet, with souvenir shops and expensive restaurants, but has now been transformed into the epicenter of the world cup festivities in the capital of Russia.

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