The first time people outside Russia became aware of Russian hooligans was in 2002, when fans rioted in Moscow, burning cars and fighting police after the national team lost to Japan in the World Cup. Police have struggled to contain the growth of hooliganism. Names like the TsSKA firm, and the Red and Blue Warriors emulate the English bad boy supporters and are very well organised boasting of consultation with established groups and hooligan consultants.
Pirate copies of The Firm , The Football Factory , and Green Street Hooligans , all about hooliganism, and books such as Everywhere We Go: Behind the Matchday Madness by Dougie and Eddie Brimson, all sold well on the Black Market
Organised happy slapping became a major feature of the new order. To avoid authorities, gangs agreed before matches by phone to where they would meet and fight. Rumbles were regularly filmed for later analysis. Engagements usually take place without weaponry and firms were banned carrying weapons or from wearing bovver boots after reports of serious injuries.
The soker kezhuali fashion advice from casual fashionista, suggests the conventional Aquascutum, and Fred Perry gear was replaced with Stone Island, Lacoste and Dima and 21. Authentic gear is vital with real casuals avoiding fake brands as bling and chavs are considered uncool.
According to Vladimir Chernikov , Head of the Moscow Government's Department on Regional Security and Countering Corruption, after the co-operation of several participating countries who provided their lists of hooligans, 467 people, have been blacklisted including 157 Moscow residents, from receiving their fan IDs and attending sports events of the 2018 FIFA World Cup TM. Further Reading
Warren J (2003) Sheilas , wogs and poofters Random House Australia