Saturday, June 23, 2018

Flash mob releases balloons in Yekaterinburg to support World Cup

On Thursday, a flashmob descended on Yekaterinburg's town square to release hundreds of balloons in support of the 2018 World Cup.

Organized by local youth soccer group VIZ, the flashmob was attended by more than 30 youth athletes, as well as their coaches,

"We once again want to show support for the matches of the World Cup 2018 in Yekaterinburg," VIZ Coach Leonid Shisterov said, according to

During the flashmob, the athletes also competed in soccer ball skill contests and the winners were given tickets to a local movie theater. The event concluded in an impromptu soccer game involving both children and adults.