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The presence of significant numbers of Russian fans wearing England team colours and apparently supporting England was one of the more unexpected elements of the visit to Donetsk by our consular team and myself in the run-up of the England’s Euro 2012 group game against France on 11 June.

Can a national team have an international following? Interesting question.

Other surprises included the holiday-camp atmosphere at the ‘’Camping Park” on the edge of Donetsk where we found large numbers of England fans camping, hiring space in pre-erected marquees, drinking beer and even swimming in a large inflatable pool.

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