"Of course, the World Cup is a huge event. Restrictions are inevitable, mostly in the areas close to the stadiums, including near the Luzhniki Stadium [in Moscow]. We see understanding from the people who live in these areas… Life will remain the same in Moscow and in other cities as well," Sorokin told journalists.
He added that road closures and the great influx of tourists, however, could still affect the everyday life but the restrictions would be minimal.
Russia will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the first time from June 14 to July 15, with the games taking place in 11 cities across the country, including Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi.