American Football in the Heartland of Russian Patriotism (Video)

Their coach, an Orthodox priest, believes this is a useful sport for young men

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The site of this story, Armavir, is a district center of the Krasnodar region, or Kuban, in the south of Russia. Kuban is a land of Cossacks known for their conservatism, patriotism and sometimes xenophobia.

This video confirms the first two notions and defies the latter. An Orthodox priest, Father Igor, assembled a team of young men - believers and non believers alike - and coaches them in the intricacies of a foreign sport - American football. Archangels is the name of the team.

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