Jim White Follow 25 June 2018 • 7:54pm It is generally advisable when catching a late-night train in a foreign country to turn up at the right station. On Sunday night, after watching Colombia demolish Poland, I made my way to the terminus in the middle of Kazan, feeling rather smug I had got there 35 minutes before the sleeper to Saransk was due to depart. It seemed a bit odd, though, that there was no sign of the service on the departure board. Indeed, the only train advertised was heading to Moscow. The opposite direction to Saransk. One thing about this World Cup, however, is the manner in which the locals have bent over backwards to help their visitors. At the information desk, a young man with superb English informed me that… To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free Register for free to continue reading this article Register Or unlock all Premium articles. Free for 30 days, then just £1 per week Start trial Start an… Read full this story
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