Russia is a beautiful place for the weird, whacky and sometimes just plain confusing. For example, take this video which surfaced on the internet over the past week of a Russian 3rd Division fixture.

Instead of the traditional pre-match ceremonies where a young lad or lass from a local club presents the match ball to the referee; Russia decides they can do better. Their alternative? Bears.

Bears, as in the animals who could make a real mess of you if they wanted to.

Never change Russia. Never change.