World Cup 2018: The hidden world of Russian goalposts

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As the World Cup draws closer, Reuters photographers have been documenting the colourful, creative and modest world of goalposts found in communities around Russia .

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image captionThe town of Dolgoprudny in the Moscow region
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image captionAn Orthodox church in the Siberian village of Tyulkovo in Krasnoyarsk region
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image captionHay fills a goal during the traditional Cossack games outside the village of Arkhonskaya in the Republic of North Ossetia, Alania
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image captionHaving a swinging time in St Petersburg
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image captionThe village of Bolshaya Dzhalga in Stavropol region
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image captionThe Siberian settlement of Novosyolovo, Krasnoyarsk region
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image captionOstrov Otdykha (the Island of Rest), located in the middle of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk
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image captionCossacks sit on a bench next to some goalposts covered with a screen during the traditional Cossack games outside the village of Arkhonskaya in the Republic of North Ossetia, Alania
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image captionVerkhnyaya Biryusa village, in the Taiga area near the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
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image captionA tourist centre on the bank of the Belyo Lake in the Republic of Khakassia, Siberia
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image captionA cadet holds a model of a sword as he trains at the stadium of the General Yermolov Cadet School in Stavropol

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