Political science of soccer. How is big sport connected big politics?

What is the political impact of hosting the World Cup for Russia, how do democratic and authoritarian countries handle mega sports events, and why is Angela Merkel unlikely to be seen watching a football game at a stadium in Russia? Vitaly Gorokhov, political analyst from North Western Institute of Management of RANEPA and head of “Policy and Sports” research answers these questions in his interview

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