In two years’ time the world will descend upon Russia for the FIFA World Cup, and we have brought you the inside story on what makes their football tick.

Our panel consists of Moscow-based Alan Moore, a columnist for Russia’s largest sports news portal Championat, Manuel Veth, Editor-in-Chief of Soviet football site Futbolgrad and PhD candidate, whose thesis entitled ‘Selling the People’s Game’ dissects the politics and finances of the post-Soviet space, Toke Theilade, Editor-in-Chief of Russian Football News, the web’s premier English-language site on Russian football, and Andrew Flint, senior These Football Times writer and contributor for both Futbolgrad and Russian Football News.

Join regular host Jim Hart as he directs a discussion that loops from behind the Iron Curtain through to the modern day.

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Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint)

Manuel Veth (@homosovieticus)

Toke Theilade (@TokeTheilade)

Alan Moore (@DangerKidsBooks)

Jim Hart (@Catenacciari)

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