Yuri Denisov attributes calm behaviour of Peru fans in Penza to loss in Saransk
Penza, 18 June 2018. PenzaNews. Deputy chairman of the Penza region government Yuri Denisov attributed calm behaviour of fans from Peru, who had travelled to Mordovia through the region, to the loss of the national team to the team from Denmark with a score of 0:1 in a match of the group stage of FIFA World Cup, which was held in Saransk on June 16.
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"It's probably blasphemous for Peruvians: it is good Peru has lost. [...] Due to the fact that the match result was negative, they were very calm upon the return from Saransk to Penza. They left the city quietly too, without any excesses," he said at the action meeting in the regional government on Monday, June 18.
Yuri Denisov also said how many fans had travelled from Penza to the capital of Mordovia by rail.
"The first fans arrived on the eve of the match [June 15]. They were accommodated in hotels in an organized way, through travel agencies. On June 16 at 4.13 the first guests – 139 people – arrived by the train Moscow-Orsk. In 40 minutes they took the train Novorossiysk-Vorkuta and went to Saransk," the deputy chairman of the Penza region government said.
He added that at 6.30 260 people arrived at the city by the train Moscow-Penza. Some of them went to hotels, others remained at the railway station.
"460 people more came by the 'Sura' train. The train was transferred to a Penza-Saransk train. [...] 460 people who were inside simply came out to the platform, rested, smoked, returned to the train and went to Saransk," Yuri Denisov reported.
The deputy chairman of the regional government said that 1,290 fans went from Penza to Mordovia by electric trains. 730 people travelled by the first train, 410 – by the second, and 150 – by the third one.