“My life changed dramatically on May 6, 2006, on the day of Saint George, which is highly revered in Ossetia. On this day, Stavropol Dynamo and Alania (1: 3) played in the second league. The elder brother Gregory brought me to the match. From that moment on, my heart turned to Ossetian tricolor, and my favorite colors were red and yellow – in honor of the club.
The fans pulled a giant “Alanya” football shirt on the fan sector and launched volleys: “Forward“ Alania ”, we are with you!”. I stood in a daze and felt like patriotism overcomes me. Since then, I have shown interest in the Ossetian culture, the republic. I took pride that my father was an Ossetian, and that in 1995 our small mountain republic became the champion of Russia. Continue reading