Athletistic / Football. The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, appreciated the funeral ritual before the match between the national teams of France and Chile. A few seconds before the starting whistle, the players lined up in the center of the field to observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack perpetrated at the Crocus City Hall concert hall, near Moscow.

“This suggests that people can and must remain people even under the most severe political pressure,” Zakharova said, as quoted by Sport-Express.

On March 22, in Krasnogorsk (Moscow region), a terrorist attack took place in the Crocus City Hall concert hall before a performance by the rock band Picnic. According to official data, 139 people have already been victims. March 24 has been declared a national day of mourning in Russia.