Tottenham Hotspur fans’ guide to Anzhi Makhachkala
Posted on 30th September 2013
While our International Ground Guide is undergoing some maintenance, we thought we’d provide our usual service of advice and information for travelling supporters in brief blog form.
Once up and running again our ground guide will cover all manner of information from travel options to hotel advice, eating and drinking suggestions to practical tips on getting around, along with safety and security advice and anything else we think will be of use to travelling supporters.
Anzhi Makhachkala are playing their home games not in their native Dagestan but at the Saturn Stadium in Ramenskoye, pictured above, which is around 30 miles to the southeast of Moscow.
We’re aware that many Spurs fans are awaiting visas at late notice of making the trip, given the time between the draw and the match taking place, and so if you do get confirmation that you’re heading out to Russia this week we’re always available to help – just drop us an email if you have any questions. We’ve put some general information together about Moscow below, but if you have any specific questions or queries do get in touch.
We’ll do our best to find out what you need to know, either from our own vast experience in covering England and Wales games abroad, or from our friends at Football Supporters Europe.
Initially founded as far back as 1147, Moscow (Москва in Russian) is now the largest city in Europe, home to some 10 million plus inhabitants, and is the capital of Russia. With the temperature rarely seeing positive digits on the Celsius scale from November through to March, it can be a rather inhospitable climate for visitors not used to the Russian winter. May through to August are the best times to visit, when the temperature typically tops out at a positively balmy 22-24 degrees.
Eating and Drinking
Given its size, Moscow is host to just about any sort of cuisine you’d wish to find. Eating out in Moscow (avoiding fast food and the major chain restaurants like TGI Friday’s and Hard Rock Café) is a generally expensive business, however.