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DG Reading Club: Ultras in Ukraine


Associate editor James Montague talks about his feature on the political rise of some of the violent football fans who helped overthrow the Yanukovych regime in Ukraine. James tells us about his experiences of reporting from Ukraine as well as his encounters with extremist football fans around the world whom he met while researching his latest book, 1312: Among the Ultras. Including:

  • How groups of violent football fans became military heroes in Ukraine
  • The transition from hooliganism to politics
  • The ties that bind ultra groups across the world

A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
Creative Review

Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”
Creative Review

A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”
The Telegraph

Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”
El Mundo

Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”
The Telegraph

A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”
Qi podcast

The UK's second-best magazine” Ian Hislop
Editor, Private Eye
Private Eye Magazine

Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”
BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme