At World Cup, foreign fans adopt traditional Russian headdress

July 7, 2018 2:34 PM

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ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - With soccer on their minds, many fans from around the globe at the World Cup in Russia have tried something new on their heads: a traditional Russian headdress known as “kokoshnik”.

Russian female soccer fans have worn the headdress, which resembles a tiara, with team jerseys and traditional costume at matches and fan zones to show their allegiance. Some men have taken a liking to the headdress, too.

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