Plan by right-wing extremists to disrupt World Cup thwarted, says Russian chief prosecutor


Russia’s chief prosecutor says law enforcement agencies have thwarted an alleged plot by right-wing soccer fans to derail events at the World Cup. 

Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika’s report to the upper house of parliament says the suspected organisers envisaged engaging members of the radical soccer fan group TOYS to disrupt World Cup events in the city of Samara on the Volga River. 

Chaika’s report released by the Tass news agency on Tuesday didn’t elaborate on the actions the perpetrators planned to take. The radical nationalist group was outlawed by a Russian court last year on charges of fomenting extremist sentiments. 


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