WORLD CUP HOST CITIES
CHARTER TO RUSSIA FOR THE WORLD CUP 2018
Russia is a vast country, spanning a total of eleven time zones and two continents. The western European section of Russia is the most developed part of the country, with 77% of the population residing here. Russia is home to some of the world's most magnificent architecture, including buildings in the Byzantine and New Classical styles, as well as the brightly painted and gilded domes made popular during the Renaissance period. The most visited destinations in Russia are Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and feature well known landmarks such as the Saint Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin, and The Bronze Horseman.
Russia was selected in 2010 as the host country for the World Cup. In total there are 12 stadiums, located in 11 host cities across Russia.
THE 11 HOST CITIES
An ancient gateway to Europe which attracted important thinkers such as composer Richard Wagner and philosopher Immanuel Kant.
A vibrant university city blending youthful energy with a rich history, resulting in a progressive culture that cherishes its past.
Moscow, the capital city of Russia and home to the historic Kremlin complex, the Red Square and the iconic St Basil's Cathedral.
Overlooking the scenic Don River, this beautiful port city is steeped in Cossack culture and scattered with pretty parks and charming squares.
This lively port city on the mighty Volga River’s east bank is Russia’s aerospace centre and a host city of the FIFA 2018 World Cup.
One of Russia’s most understated destinations, Saransk is steeped in ancient Finno-Ugric culture and hosts regular folklore festivals.
Famous for its fairytale palaces and Baroque facades, St Petersburg is a 18th-century city steeped in royal history and opulent grandeur.
Nestled at the foot of the Ural Mountains at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Yekaterinburg is a vibrant city with an industrial past.
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