The World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 cities of Russia: Moscow, Kaliningrad, Saint – Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi and Ekaterinburg. This event is going to be huge, so don’t miss it!
Here are 5 main reasons why to visit Russia in Summer 2018 for the World Cup:
1. RUSSIA is a big fan of football!
Do you know that football is officially most popular sport in Russia? Top football devision of Russia has annual live attandance of more than 3 million people with CSKA Moscow and Zenit St.Petersburg anually leaving the mark in the Champions League. Football mania will be even bigger in Summer 2018. We expect some electric atmosphere to be here. And even if you are not a football fan you will feel it. All cafes and bars will be full of fans watching games. Be sure to take your seat! It’s a lot of fun
2. Traveling to and around Russia has never been so easy!
Amazing news – World Cup Ticket holders will have no need to pass those long and tiring visa procedures sparing a trip to Russian Embassy. If you have your treasured ticket in hands you are previliged to stay in Russia without visa for the whole course of tournament! Well, ok, not so simple… You will still have to undergo one procedure – to get Fan ID – special pass to be purchased online, which will become your “football visa”.
Even more than that, it has been recently announced by Transportation Directorate of the World Cup 2018 that all Fan ID holders will enojoy a ride in free train shuttling between host cities. It will also help fans to save money on accommodation, as all overnight trains are offering sleeping cabins for passanges.
3. Safety first!
When you think about Russia and Football, your memory may fairly recall those headlines of international tabloids describing single acts of hooliganism of Russian fans taking place in Euro 2016. This was an obviously sad event, but Russian government clearly stated that no such cases will be tolerated during the World Cup 2018.
And it was well proved during Confederations Cup 2017 where cases of disorderly conducts were kept to minimum. The police have also proven that no prisoners are taken during Russian domestic matches and same tactics is supposed to be implemented during the World Cup 2018.
So be sure – your football time in Russia will be safe.
4. Russia knows how to rock!
To understand what it means – just remember Sochi Olympics 2014. Russia knows how to impress the world. The World Cup event is estimated to cost 638 billion rubles (around $10.8 billion) and everything is promised to be arranged at highest standards.
5. Much more than just football!
Just like in every sport game – someone wins and someone loses. And that’s what makes it so fascinating to watch and follow. But going to Russia you can be sure that no regrets and sadness are possible. Even if your team loses, you can have a guarantee that time in Russia will be worth it.
Packed full of cultural places, beautiful architecture, and sights to marvel even the most sophisticated travelers, Russia has so much to offer to visitors of the World Cup 2018 whatever city you choose.
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