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Plans in motion to create Russia\'s first footy club
Authored by: Brett Northey on Tuesday, May 31 2011 @ 10:21 am ACST

In terms of country capitals, they're closer to Ulaanbataar in Mongolia.  Alas there is no footy there, although I was tempted to try to talk to officials there when I visited on holiday.  They have a liking for what we would call quirky sports and footy might well fit in with their sense of warrior tradition.  There were signs of a mining boom starting (but then that is true most places), so I could imagine a few Aussies might end up there (although they are in high demand in Australia these days with booms in WA and QLD and allegedly SA).

Great to see Russia starting up with footy, long overdue.  Footy has been creeping east in Europe, but this is a giant leap.

Can any of those guys tell us how much it might cost them to travel from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk for an occasional match?  I imagine it would be flying, train would take a few days.

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Plans in motion to create Russia\\\'s first footy club
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Tuesday, May 31 2011 @ 03:09 pm ACST

We talked about that as well - the average professional salary in Krasnoyarsk is about $1000 a month, plus most of their guys are currently students.  So would be difficult to afford travel.  But they're keen to host other clubs who want to make the trip. 

Apparently people in Moscow earn a bit more on average, so they might be more of a chance to make it to the Euro Cup or be able to come to Krasnoyarsk for a tournament.

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