Support The Moscow Times!
FC Zenit /

Russian Premier League Hits Record Attendance in Season Kick-Off

The Russian Premier League kicked off its new 2019-2020 season this weekend with eight matches across the country. A total of 183,617 spectators attended the games, making it the most-watched first round of football in Russia since the establishment of the league in 1992.

Here are photos of the action:

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.