Putin: preparations for the Russian World Cup have basically been completed.

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 Putin: preparations for the Russian World Cup have basically been completed.


Putin particularly pointed out that in order to make visitors in Russia convenient, the Russian side will provide free road transport services for the fans holding relevant vouchers, and the Russian side will increase the number of more than 700 trains for the transport of national fans. Putin also said that after the Sochi Olympic Games, thousands of Russian people began to actively participate in sports, choose a positive way of life, the activities of Russian sports volunteers are in the ascendant. I believe the similar driving effect will emerge again because of this world cup. Russian sports minister Kolobkov reported that in order to host the world cup, the Russian side began to implement 261 important measures in 2013, including the establishment of new laws and regulations, the construction of communication facilities, and the improvement of security and various situations. So far, 198 measures have been implemented and the remaining 63 measures have entered the stage of implementation. At the same time, the Russian side has carried out a total of 254 basic facilities construction projects and about 300 road streets and other public facilities renovation, transportation renewal and city beautification projects. According to the plan, the world cup will be held in 12 sports venues in 11 cities. These achievements will fully meet the needs of Russian society after the world cup and improve the quality of life of the people. Sorokin, chairman of the Russia world cup organizing committee, said there were more than 1200 employees in the organizing committee, and the number will reach 1500 in the opening season. So far, people from about 190 countries and regions have sent 176 thousand volunteer applications to the organizing committee. After the examination and training, the Russian World Cup Organizing Committee and the competition city will send about 17 thousand and 18 thousand volunteers to provide event services respectively. In terms of security, the Russian National Guard Company will provide about 21 thousand and 500 security personnel for this world cup. Another 10 security companies have selected about 17 thousand monitoring and scheduling personnel for the whole event. Sorokin said. According to Sorokin, Russia has sold 2 million 374 thousand tickets for the world cup so far, reaching 89% of the planned sales volume. In the already sold tickets, the number of tickets purchased by Russian domestic and overseas fans was 46% and 54% respectively. Fans from the United States, China, Brazil, Columbia, Germany, Mexico and Argentina bought tickets more enthusiastically. After listening to the report, Hussein Van Tino said that the Russian side has actively completed the work of the preparatory organization, thanked the FIFA and looked forward to hosting the world cup with the Russian side into a unique and unforgettable sports event. The source of this article: Xinhua editor: Luan Hai responsible editor: Huang Zhecheng _B9302 In terms of security, the Russian National Guard Company will provide about 21 thousand and 500 security personnel for this world cup. Another 10 security companies have selected about 17 thousand monitoring and scheduling personnel for the whole event. Sorokin said. After listening to the report, Hussein Van Tino said that the Russian side has actively completed the work of the preparatory organization, thanked the FIFA and looked forward to hosting the world cup with the Russian side into a unique and unforgettable sports event.