Russia: 'Sing-off' battle between Cossacks and Icelanders in Volgograd

Local Cossacks and Icelanders engaged in a 'sing-off' competition in Volgograd on Friday, a few hours ahead of Iceland’s game against Nigeria. Cossacks sang traditional Russian songs which were followed by traditional Icelandic rhymes. Chief Deputy of the Icelandic diplomatic mission in Russia Agust Flygenring said that he had gone to pay his respects at the city’s memorial since Friday marks... Еще the 'Day of Sorrow and Remembrance' for the victims of WWII in Russia. «I think it's a good opportunity for us also us guests here in Volgograd to honour the people of Volgograd and the people of Russia who have been [showing us] so much hospitality and good will for us as guests,» he added. Iceland lost 2-0 to Nigeria and now needs to win the next game against Croatia in order to go through to the next round of the World Cup.

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