Russian Cossacks to prevent gay World Cup fans kissing

Cossacks will police a World Cup host city this month to stop gay fans kissing.

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More than 300 of the paramilitary vigilantes- who sometimes see themselves as defenders of traditional Russian values – will patrol Glasgow’s twin city of Rostov on the Don.

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Their are leaving their trademark whips behind but say they are ready to support real police if trouble breaks out, local media reported.

Oleg Barannikov, a co-ordinator of Cossack volunteer guards, said: «If two men kiss at the World Cup we will ask the police to pay attention to them, and what happens next is up to the police. For us values above all mean Orthodox Christianity and family. We Cossacks have gone through too much for those values to be just thrown away».

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