Beyond The Game

Escape the city: get away from the crowds with our guide to Nizhny’s local treasures

Escape the city: get away from the crowds with our guide to Nizhny’s local treasures

Escape the city: journey down Europe’s longest river to discover the gems of Russia’s south

Escape the city: journey down Europe’s longest river to discover the gems of Russia’s south

Escape the city: journey from Sochi for natural splendour and culinary delights

Escape the city: journey from Sochi for natural splendour and culinary delights

Escape the city: journey out of Kaliningrad to the coast for amber mines and remote beaches

Escape the city: journey out of Kaliningrad to the coast for amber mines and remote beaches

Escape the city: journey out of Rostov-on-Don for a taste of the ancient world

Escape the city: journey out of Rostov-on-Don for a taste of the ancient world

Escape the city: journey outside St Petersburg for the natural splendour of the Russian north

Escape the city: journey outside St Petersburg for the natural splendour of the Russian north

Escape the city: journey through Yekaterinburg to experience the might of Europe's edge

Escape the city: journey through Yekaterinburg to experience the might of Europe’s edge

Escape the city: journey to Moscow’s edge to explore a heritage of cultural riches

Escape the city: journey to Moscow’s edge to explore a heritage of cultural riches

Faces of the World Cup: these are the people who made Russia’s epic summer

Faces of the World Cup: these are the people who made Russia’s epic summer

Hometown values: after years in the wilderness, has Nizhny finally found a football team of its own?

Hometown values: after years in the wilderness, has Nizhny finally found a football team of its own?

Kaliningrad: your guide to the unique cultural identity of Russia’s forward-thinking Baltic outpost

Kaliningrad: your guide to the unique cultural identity of Russia’s forward-thinking Baltic outpost

Kick about: uncover Moscow’s rich football history on this capital tour

Kick about: uncover Moscow’s rich football history on this capital tour

Long distance love: meet the Kaliningrad fans who travel 7,400 kilometres to support their team

Long distance love: meet the Kaliningrad fans who travel 7,400 kilometres to support their team

My Street: Moscow is getting a makeover, and the rest of Russia is next

My Street: Moscow is getting a makeover, and the rest of Russia is next

Nizhny Novgorod: old Russian elegance meets Soviet style and vibrant art on the banks of the Volga

Nizhny Novgorod: old Russian elegance meets Soviet style and vibrant art on the banks of the Volga

Northern soul: how I fell in love with St Petersburg — through its football team

Northern soul: how I fell in love with St Petersburg — through its football team

On side: how Samara brought North and South Korea together on the pitch — for one minute

On side: how Samara brought North and South Korea together on the pitch — for one minute

One night in Barcelona: Kazan’s football team was once on top of the world. What went wrong?

One night in Barcelona: Kazan’s football team was once on top of the world. What went wrong?