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Despite sanctions, Crimea joins Russia's World Cup party

July 13, 2018 2:02 PM
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SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - Like soccer fans worldwide, people in the Crimean city of Sevastopol wanted to enjoy watching the World Cup together on big screens in public places.

They managed to do so, even though Crimea is subject to Western sanctions over Russia’s annexation of the region from Ukraine in 2014 and the World Cup’s organizers and sponsors do not want to fall foul of the sanctions.

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