Russia to host 2018 FIFA World Cup at highest level — MutkoSport October 22, 2:12
Wolf chosen as mascot of 2018 FIFA World Cup in RussiaSport October 22, 2:00
Warming in Russian-British relations not in sight over short term, says expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 1:38
Ceasefire agreements signed with 15 more Syrian settlements — Russian Defense MinistryWorld October 22, 0:39
Russian State Duma speaker confirms readiness to meet PACE presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 0:15
Ukraine’s new anti-Russian sanctions to take effect on October 31World October 21, 21:22
Kremlin says Egypt’s rumored sale of Mistrals for $1 is ‘utter nonsense’Russian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 21:13
Source: Mi-8 helicopter with 22 people onboard makes crash landing in YamalSociety & Culture October 21, 20:15
Source says 'Gray money' tax may cover up to 5 mln RussiansBusiness & Economy October 21, 20:07
MOSCOW, October 7 (Itar-Tass) —— The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) sets stringent requirements for Russia to prepare the infrastructure for the 2018 World Cup Championship and ensure easer traveling for foreign fans, deputy director-general of the Russia 2018 organizing committee Alexander Dzhordzhadze told the State Duma meeting during the parliamentary hearings on Saturday.
Each of the stadiums where world championship matches will take place must have a capacity to hold at least 45,000 people. But such a capacity is not needed to use the stadiums afterwards, he noted.
For example, the stadium in Samara is designed to have seats for 30,000 spectators after the world championship.
Stringent requirements are also set for capacity of airports, hotels, railway and air transport to carry football fans from one city to another.
The six years will pass fast, so authorities in Russian regions already at present begin to design and build stadiums and hotels, he noted.
For foreign fans to enter Russia, most likely, the conception of visa-free visiting will be taken. Fans with championship tickets will travel between Russian cities freely.
"We hope two million tourists will visit Russia during the 2018 World Cup Championship," Dzhordzhadze said.