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Russia will secure IT infrastructure for 2018 FIFA World Cup, vows Deputy PM

April 09, 2018, 17:48 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 in Russia

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MOSCOW, April 9. /TASS/. Russia will establish the required IT infrastructure within the framework of the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in the Russian Federation, said Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich during a panel hosted by the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.

"Through our joint efforts we will ensure the establishment of the required IT infrastructure for the FIFA World Cup held this year," he said.

"I hope that the IT infrastructure will function to the benefit of our citizens and businesses not only during the FIFA World Cup, but also after it ends. It will help improve our Internet connection, as well as the conventional means of communication," the Deputy PM added.

Russia selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russia. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian capital.

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