Russian Premier League

Krasnozhan axe arouses suspicions

June 13, 2011
By Andy Brassell
On any other week, Lokomotiv Moscow's Russian Premier League home tie with Spartak Nalchik - live on ESPN HD this Tuesday at 1545 BST - might have seemed a regular enough fixture between a side training its sights on the top of the table, and visitors scrambling grimly to climb away from the its depths. Instead, all eyes in Russia, and many beyond, will be trained on the Lokomotiv Stadium in the wake of a disquieting episode for the country's sport.

A week has now passed since Lokomotiv's ...

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