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Norwich woman back in Moscow after securing last minute ticket to England semi-final

PUBLISHED: 16:30 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:30 11 July 2018

The Three Lions Pride team with Uk ambassador Dr Laurie Bristow and vice ambassador Lynsey Scole. Picture: Twitter/UKinRussia

The Three Lions Pride team with Uk ambassador Dr Laurie Bristow and vice ambassador Lynsey Scole. Picture: Twitter/UKinRussia

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For one England fan, a single trip to Russia in the World Cup simply wasn’t enough.

Norwich’s Di Cunningham, of Three Lions Pride, is back in Moscow having only flown back to the UK on Wednesday.

She said: “I had to get a ticket for the semi-final, and I knew I had a place to stay. I just had to come back.

“We’re hoping to meet with the British ambassadors to Russia again tonight, after we met them last time we were here and had a breakfast meeting with them.”

She continued: “The people in Russia aren’t like the politicians. It’s a wonderful country which I wouldn’t have seen if we hadn’t been afforded the safety that the World Cup has given us.

“It’s been fantastic to spread our message and really feel like we’ve left a legacy here. The LGBQT community in the UK have so much more freedom than they do in Russia, and I’d like to think that we’ll have an impact and see some changes in human rights in Russia in the future.”


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