4/27/2018 1:11:37 PM (GMT+3)

English football fans can wave flags during World Cup

English football fans can wave flags during World Cup

MOSCOW, Russia: English football fans can ‘wave’ national flags in support of their team at the World Cup this summer despite warnings by a police chief in Britain, according to a spokesperson for Visit Russia office in the UK.

“Cultural ties between our countries remain strong. We do value and love British culture, literature, language and the country is among the main tourist destinations among Russians,” said Visit Russia spokesman in London Igor Karzov told Sputnik. “The political tensions have no major impact on our relationships. British people are very welcome to Russia.”

Earlier this week, deputy chief constable Mark Roberts’s comments had strained relations between London and Moscow over a number of political issues.

“I can assure British fans that it’s absolutely fine to support their teams with the national symbols including flags. And we have good examples of this during recent matches between Arsenal and CSKA,” said Karzov.