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A Russian Town Just Blew Up Their Most Famous Landmark In Preparation For The World Cup

A Russian Town Just Blew Up Their Most Famous Landmark In Preparation For The World Cup
Updated 2 months ago

In preparation for the World Cup, the Russian city of Yekaterinburg demolished a 35-year-old television tower that was never completed. Construction on the tower began during the Soviet era but was abandoned after the collapse of the Soviet Union. On Saturday, the tower went away permanently.

Eleven cities will participate in the 21st FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer. In light of the Salisbury poisonings in England and the political backlash against Russia, six countries will join the U.K. in not sending political representatives to the games. Those countries include Poland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, and Japan. Their teams will all participate, however, so as not to disappoint football fans worldwide.

A few people had a feeling of déjà vu:

Others were nervous about how close people were standing:

But Andy Johnson just wanted to know...

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