Source Pravda.Ru

Russian and British MPs to play friendly match in London

The football team of the State Duma of the Russian Federation will play a friendly match with the British Parliamentarians in London on Monday.

The match is organised by RIA Novosti within the preparation for the state visit of president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to Great Britain from June 24-27.

The game will be staged at the West-Ham stadium in Apton Park in London.

Listed among the members of the squad of the deputies of the Russian parliament's lower chamber is Russian woman cosmonaut Yelena Kondakova who holds the record of a woman's stay in outer space.

The team of the State Duma of Russia has been in existence for nine years, and from 1994 has been playing football matches with Parliamentarians of other countries, specifically Finland, Germany, Japan, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Moldova.