“Let’s admit to ourselves that cleanliness is not our distinctive feature. But the World Cup is an ideal time to make a difference and prove that we too can not leave behind a mountain of garbage,” Sports.ru suggested.
Photos posted by the publication showedsome Russia fans holding full trash bags in the stands. One social media user who took part in the campaign said it only took “two minutes” to collect two bags full of trash.
A post on the popular online forum Pikabu.ru noted that fans in Novosibirsk also cleaned up after themselves at a public fan zone. Some commenters, in response, posted photographs of a littered fan zone in Moscow.
In Kirov, a user posted a photograph of the word “Spasibo!” (“Thank You!”) spelled out on the ground with trash.