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Spartak Moscow have been fined and their fans barred from two away games after the club lost their appeal against sanctions for a racist banner.
The Russian Football Union said Spartak fans displayed "a banner of discriminatory content with a racist symbol," specifically a Celtic cross, typically used in Russia as a symbol for white supremacist groups.
Spartak were fined 200,000 rubles ($3,700) over the incident, which took place during the team's 1-0 Russian Premier League loss to Arsenal Tula...
Spartak Moscow have given a 102-year-old supporter more than £5,000 after his life savings were stolen.
Otto Fischer, who has been a Spartak fan since his 20s, lost around £8470, according to Russia Today, after allowing a man he believed to be a social worker into his home.
In response, Spartak players and staff came together to raise the cash and it was given to Fischer by striker Vyacheslav Krotov on television.
"With Otto Fischer, a really cool guy, who wished us more victories! He...
MOSCOW, Russia -- Zenit St. Petersburg have announced they will sign Russia striker Artyom Dzyuba from Spartak Moscow on a free transfer when his current contract expires in the summer.
Dzyuba, 26, has been a Spartak player since childhood -- except for loan spells -- and was the Russian Premier League's second-highest scorer last season with 17 goals while on loan at FC Rostov.
It's official! Artem Dziuba will be continuing...