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Saturday, 23 July 2011

RIA-Novosti Presents…The Legendary Footballer Khristo Stoichkov took the Cossack Oath

On Saturday, 23 July, during a visit to Starocherkassk, former Bulgarian football great Khristo Stoichkov (1966- ) (on the right) took the Cossack oath.


Stoichkov did this as part of his visit to Rostov-on-Don. In the image above, one of the atamans of the Don Cossacks inducted the Bulgarian football star into the Cossacks.


During his visit to the Don, Stoichkov met with members of the Rostov Oblast administration, they discussed the development of youth football in the region.


In addition, Stoichkov visited the “Rostov” Institute, where he talked with students at the school club. He also visited one of Rostov’s children’s’ homes. In the image above, Stoichkov dances with the soloists of a Cossack ensemble after his initiation.


Stoichkov, who’s legendary in world football circles (he’s known as “The Dagger”, and his on-pitch ferocity is famous), will stay in the southern capital until 24 July, and he’ll return to Bulgaria after the FC Rostov-FC Dinamo match on Sunday.


23 July 2011



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