Fans of Spartak and Dynamo Moscow in ring
Fans of Spartak and Dynamo Moscow in ring

‘Fight or die’: Shocking female Nazis

AN army of women yobs will be lying in wait for England fans at next year's World Cup in Russia, The Sun reports.

Hundreds of female "ultras" are at the heart of the nation's hooligan culture but only one has been banned from the matches.

Diana Ivanova, 19, a CSKA Moscow fan who calls herself a Nazi, was involved in trouble at a match last month.

She has a "Fight or Die" tattoo in English.

Other women thugs banned from matches will have restrictions lifted before the tournament.

They include Olga Borisova, 32, from Uzbekistan, and Elena Maleyeva, 51, from Ukraine.

A Russian security source said the females, who have their own gangs, plan brawls before matches.

He said: "Recently the authorities have cracked down on all hooligans including women. So far this is holding pretty well.

"But only a week ago a 30-year-old died from a broken neck in a nasty all-male battle between two ultra groups."

Top clubs Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow arrange boxing bouts for rival women thugs to channel their aggression.

It follows reports last year that female ultras in Russia had been in training in preparation for the arrival of foreigners ahead of the World Cup next year.

Yulya Sergeeva has previously identified herself as Nazi supporting ultra
Yulya Sergeeva has previously identified herself as Nazi supporting ultra

A woman claiming to be the head of a female nazi ultra gang known identified only by her first name "Viktoria" said last year she planned to keep any critics of her gang silent.

"There's no history of female gangs, this is our own initiative," she said.

"I started in the ultras then decided to organise a female group. To me, it's not only men who can do this job, but girls too.

"We help the ultra boys with drawing graffiti - but in terms of everything else we are a separate group.

"In social networks I often see rude words about us but in real life everyone keeps silent. And in future we plan to find these opponents and punish them for this dirt.

"Training is the key thing for our group. All our girls are from different sports, some are champions. Each girl on our team is either studying or working - but she is still training.

"One day we'll show what we are worth in the stands."

- This story originally appeared on thesun.co.uk



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