Russian cities hosting 2018 World Cup matches should be linked by an integrated high-speed rail network, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
Russia won the right to host the 2018 World Cup on December 2.
Matches are to be held in 13 cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don and Sochi. The list is to be finalized later.
High-speed rail service currently operates on three lines: Moscow-St. Petersburg, Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod and St. Petersburg-Helsinki.
MOSCOW, January 13 (RIA Novosti)