"World Cup football fans coming from other cities and countries will get free Moscow city guides. A total of 960,000 tourist maps and 480,000 Moscow guides will be issued," the statement read.
According to the statement, the guides will be available in six languages: Russian, English, Chinese, German, French, and Spanish. They will include the schedule of matches, and information about Moscow's Spartak and Luzhniki stadiums, museums, theaters and tourist routes, as well as emergency phone numbers.
"Tourist maps and booklets will help visitors to navigate the capital. They will also explain how to buy public transport tickets and will help them to find the best observation decks," the statement said, citing the head of Moscow’s Sport and Tourism Department, Nikolai Gulyayev.
The distribution of the guides and maps will begin a few days before the start of the World Cup. Visitors will be able to get them at airports, railway stations, tourist information centers and hotels.
Russia will host its first FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15. Apart from Moscow, the matches will take place in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, and Sochi.