Football fans planning to visit Russia for the World Cup 2018 need to read this guide.
So World Cup 2018 is to take place in everyone’s most requested country, Russia, in what is set out to be a non-stop thrill ride.
But with every fun occasion you have to be aware of the cultural etiquette, so we here at Pseudo News have done a little guide of what to expect from your time in the hosting country. Let’s dive in, shall we?
- Being gay is OK, just not in public
Why not kick things off with something cheery. Yes, despite homosexuality being legalised in Russia since 1993, people within the LGBT community are being advised to not show any evidence of their orientation.
This includes: holding hands, singing along to the national anthems and looking happy. However, all is not lost, as you are allowed to admire the “masculine” shirtless calendar featuring Vladimir Putin, which is provided at the hotel reception.
- No mentions of Trump are permitted
A fairly touchy subject, as accusations of Russia interfering in the US election are still being made. So it’s best not to mention Donald Trump in any conversations because you never know who might be listening.
- Have fun!
Most importantly just have fun out there guys. Football is a sport that unites people and as long as you don’t show that you’re having too much fun, you can have all the fun that you desire.
See you in 2018 and happy World Cup or whatever.