Marc Bennetts

Opinion 1 week ago

'We Wanted to Prove That Football Is Alive' (Op-ed)

'We Wanted to Prove That Football Is Alive' (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

Only a cynic could dismiss Russia's World Cup successes.

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Don't Blame Journalists for Bad News About Russia (Op-ed)

Don't Blame Journalists for Bad News About Russia (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Lurid reports of hooligan violence are not the only reason Russia has an image problem.

Opinion 3 weeks ago

'Russians Don’t Love Football, They Love Victories' (Op-ed)

'Russians Don’t Love Football, They Love Victories' (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

The country's national team, like its Politics, is proving to be unpredictable.

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Moscow's World Cup Face-Lift Is Only Skin Deep (Op-ed)

Moscow's World Cup Face-Lift Is Only Skin Deep (Op-ed)

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Russia is determined to use the World Cup to polish its tarnished international image.

Opinion 1 month ago

Russia’s Forgotten Football Dreams (Op-ed)

Russia’s Forgotten Football Dreams (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 month ago

A lot has changed for Russia since it bid to host the World Cup.

Opinion 5 months ago

The Kremlin Won't Tolerate Hooligans at Its World Cup (Op-ed)

The Kremlin Won't Tolerate Hooligans at Its World Cup (Op-ed)

Opinion 5 months ago

The chances of large-scale football-related clashes at this summer’s event are about as low as the likelihood of Russia’s national team lifting the trophy

City 3 years ago

Grappling With Russians' Paranormal Obsessions

Grappling With Russians' Paranormal Obsessions

City 3 years ago

An excerpt from "Resurrections for Roubles: Adventures with Modern Russia's Psychics, Sects, and Sorcerers."