Russia’s secret World Cup invasion of Qatar with big tech deals and sexy performers

RUSSIA invaded the World Cup by striking mega-deals with big corporations worth millions – and sending sexy artists to perform in the glitzy shows of Qatar’s fan zone.

Vladimir Putin’s bloodbath in Ukraine has earned his nation pariah status – including a complete football ban by Fifa.

Russian singer and actress Maria Rutsoba will perform in QatarCredit: Dan Charity
Maria is one of 1,000 Russians believed to be in QatarCredit: Dan Charity

But the hosts of Qatar have honored agreements with Putin’s oligarch cronies made before the war, guaranteeing millions to the Russian economy, despite economic sanctions.

A Sun investigation found that Russian phone and technology companies, caterers and VIP chauffeur services are all used in Doha.

A World Cup insider in Doha said: “There are already hundreds – if not thousands – of Russians working here on the World Cup.”

It’s not just the big shots who are in Qatar.

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Singer and actress Maria Rubtsova, 24, performs at a show in Doha’s Corniche fan zone.

Maria, from Moscow, is devastated to think of her father Alexandr, 54, who is fighting in Ukraine.

She said: “I don’t support Putin and I don’t know why he started this war – but my father said it was his duty to fight and volunteered.”

She added: “I can’t help but think about what my dad is going through and if I will ever see him again.”

Qatar’s World Cup Supreme Committee declined to comment on the Sun’s findings last night.

Maria says she fears she won't see her father again, who is in Putin's army

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Maria says she fears she won’t see her father again, who is in Putin’s armyCredit: Dan Charity
Vladimir Putin made agreements with Qatar that were honored

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Vladimir Putin made agreements with Qatar that were honoredCredit: Reuters

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