Fans outside the Yekaterinburg Arena ahead of the Russian Premier Football League championship's 24th round match between FC Ural Yekaterinburg and FC Rubin Kazan

Ekaterinburg Arena, the Stadium That Unites Russia and the USSR (VIDEO)

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The Ekaterinburg Arena is an example of Stalin-era neo-classic architecture — a combination of Empire-style and eclecticism. In their effort to preserve the stadium's original image, the architects placed the new-look expanse inside the old walls.

The Ekaterinburg Arena is an example of Stalin-era neo-classic architecture — a combination of Empire-style and eclecticism. In their effort to preserve the stadium's original image, the architects placed the new-look expanse inside the old walls.

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