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2018 World Cup: Over 1 Mln Tourists Are Expected in Sochi

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It is expected that more than 1 million of tourists will visit Sochi and the Krasnodar region during the 2018 FIFA World cup, the head of Rosturism stated.

"In 2018, the World Football Championship will be held [in Russia], Sochi and the region are participants in this sporting event. We expect that next year more than a million tourists and fans will come to the championship," said Oleg Safonov.

Russia will host the FIFA World Cup for the first time in its history from June 14 to July 15. Games of the tournament will be held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, Yekaterinburg, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Volgograd, and Samara.

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football, 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA, Russia, Sochi
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