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Ponying up Shocked by a dramatic World Cup victory over Spain, Russians are fulfilling all kinds of long-shot promises made in desperation before Sunday

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Russia's unprecedented advance to the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals and shocking victory over Spain means a lot to many Russians. It's a national event and a cause for celebration. It's also something even the most ardent fans didn't expect, and now a lot of those folks are honor-bound to live up to some pretty wild public promises. And we're not talking only about shaving heads and coughing up bottles of cognac. Meduza even created an online generator for World Cup promises for our Russian readers. Well, the game is done, and guess what? It's time to pay the piper.

Streak through the countryside 🏃‍♀️

Get a face tattoo 💘

The rapper T-Killah promised to tattoo the words “Russia” and “Igor” on his face, if Russia beat Spain, and he apparently followed through on the promise immediately after the game. Judging by the comments on Instagram, however, not everybody believes it's the real deal.

Hit up the grocery store in your birthday suit 🍺

Booze it up 🍻

Stop listening to Monetochka 🎧

Axing the stache 🛀

Showing up to work in a dress, or a bathing suit 👗👙

Get married 💍

Take a dip in the Neva River (which is 54°F right now) 🏊‍♀️

P.S. We're all looking forward to supermodel Natalia Vodianova's rendition of “Kalinka” 💃

Text by Sultan Suleimanov, translation by Kevin Rothrock