Putin praises Army-2017 international military forumMilitary & Defense August 22, 14:15
Belarus invites Ukraine and NATO to monitor West-2017 military drillsMilitary & Defense August 22, 13:55
Russia may develop seven-tonne remote-controlled convertiplaneMilitary & Defense August 22, 13:53
Deliveries of Mi-28NM helicopters may start in 2018Military & Defense August 22, 13:39
Press review: US Embassy's seismic visa shift and Iraq mops up Islamic StatePress Review August 22, 13:00
Russia to grant $700 mln loan to BelarusBusiness & Economy August 22, 12:58
Russia’s Aerospace Force to get eight Mi-28UB helicopters by year-endMilitary & Defense August 22, 12:44
Ka-52 helicopter to be armed with new defense systemMilitary & Defense August 22, 12:00
Rostov-on-Don inferno claims life of one victimSociety & Culture August 22, 11:41
KALININGRAD, June 6. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov showed a mobile phone with the logotype of FC Spartak to answer a question about his favorite football club.
At a meeting with students of the Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, the foreign minister was asked about whether he was going to attend matches of the upcoming 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia and what his favorite football club was.
"Are you seriously asking me whom I will support at the Confederations Cup?" the foreign minister inquired.
The student who had put the question specified he wanted to know what Lavrov’s favorite football club was. The question caused a storm of laughter in the auditorium as the Russian foreign minister had said on numerous occasions that he had been a fan of FC Spartak for many years.
Russia’s top diplomat did not dodge the question. "If you can see it from here," Lavrov said, demonstrating his mobile phone with the Spartak logotype on the reverse panel.
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be held on June 17 - July 2 in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. The tournament will involve eight national teams, including the Russian national squad.