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Chinese man rides horse to Russian football cities

A Chinese citizen living in Russia has reportedly spend the past 6 months travelling by horseback to 6 different Russian cities hosting FIFA World Cup events, reports Chengdu Business Daily.

Photo shows Li Jing arrive at the Volgograd stadium. [Photo: Chengdu Business Daily]

Li Jing set out from the southern Russian Caucasus area, passing through 6 World Cup cities.

He intends to end his trip in the northern Russian city of Murmansk.

The 6,500 kilometer long trip isn't his first endeavor by horseback across Rursia.

Starting in Russia in 2007, Li Jing travelled some 9,000 kilometers over the course of some two-years, finishing that trip in 2009.

"This is not just for fun, I see it as the meaning of life. I am allowing myself to take all the time I want to do this, because it's my dream, the most important dream in my life. And what is life? Life is dream," said Li Jing.

Li Jing says he rides for about 10 hours each day. He says at each World Cup city, he says he made a stop at the local football pitch.

He expects to finish his ride in Murmansk by the end of October.

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