Germans and Argentinians and Portugese out. Russia in quarter-finals, first time since USSR team in 1986, when we were severely cheated.
Millions (literally) of foreign fans out of a sudden discover that Russia is what it is: a best country in Europe.
I took a subway from North (Rechnoy Vokzal) to Universitet (South-West) after the game. Never ever saw so many people celebrating. Even when we won Hockey Cup in 2008 it was not that massive.
Journalshist is a "rich foreigner" type, renting a room at Arbat (like windows on Central Park in NYC), but I see thousands of foreigners really excited about being here every night. Most of them fellow-low-lives
A line to visit Lenin's Mausoleum is now longer then in Communist times.
Some days, like when Mexico beaten naz... er Germans at Luzhniki stadium, Spanish is more frequently heard in the subway then Farsi.