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Russia’s Zakharova disapproves of football club Krasava possibly ‘moving’ to Cyprus

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has expressed disapproval over an expressed interest by Moscow-based football club Krasava to ‘move’ to Cyprus now that it is politically persecuted.

This is what Philenews said on Wednesday citing a Russian MatchTV report which has Zakharoava responding to a question on this possibility.

She said: “I am surprised that there are still such aspirations and wishes. It should be obvious and clear to anyone that, for quite some time, there are no guarantees of security and independence if a Russian organization decides to relocate outside Russia…obviously, there are risky people around”.

A week ago, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta focused on Krasava which is formally licensed as based in Odintsovo but actually played the home games in Moscow.

This was founded in 2021 by Yevgeny Savin – a former player and commentator who said in a recent interview that the club is being persecuted due to the fact that he himself expressed his opposition to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

From that moment on, his team can no longer play since no one provides it with a field to use for home games.

He also said that his team will probably “move” to Cyprus. In essence, he is talking about a move that will aim at the survival of the newly founded football club.

Novaya Gazeta is an independent Russian newspaper published in Moscow and known for its critical and investigative coverage of Russian political and social affairs. Chief editor is Dmitry Muratov who was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2021.

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