Major cities in Russia 2018 will connect high-speed railways

By 2018, the Russian city that will matches of the World Cup, will be connected by high-speed railways. This was at a meeting with the head of the International Federation of Football Sepp Blatter said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

According to him, preparation for the world football championship will significantly improve the country's infrastructure. In addition to the development of rail transport will also be upgraded airports and highways.

"It's everything that will benefit not only sports fans and soccer, but all the citizens of Russia," — said in an interview with Joseph Blatter head of the Russian government.

January 23 Russia officially received the status of the host country of the world football championship in 2018.

Russian application indicates that the World Cup will be held in 13 cities of Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Volgograd, Krasnodar, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don. Before the championship is one of the candidate cities will be deselected.

According to the requirements of FIFA, each of the stadiums must contain not less than 40 thousand people, but in Russia at the moment there is only one arena that satisfies these requirements — capital "Luzhniki". For the construction and reconstruction of Moscow's other arenas will spend $ 3.82 billion

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