mos.ru reports A 737m ropeway over the Moskva River will be launched ahead of next years FIFA World Cup to link the observation deck near Moscow State University and Luzhniki Stadium.
Marat Khunsnullin, deputy Moscow mayor for urban development and construction said “Workers are now providing monolithic foundations for the cableway supports. This is being done at a good pace and will be completed on time".
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Ruptly is reporting that Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium is almost ready to host games.
Workers are putting the finishing touches on the stadium as well as tourist and transport facilities.
Sochi is one of four cities hosting the FIFA Confederations Cup later this year.
World Cup winner and former Barcelona and Spain superstar Carles Puyol is part of a FIFA and local Russian organising committee delegation for an operational tour of the Saint Petersburg stadium. The fifth visit is the final tour before the start of the FIFA Confederations Cup later in 2017. The visit will be made from 27th February to 3rd March.
Puyol will chat with fans on the Russian social network VKontakte and share his thoughts on the volunteer programme and the host country. He will also be meeting volunteers in Moscow and even have a kick about with some of them.
Other members of the delegation will visit the other three stadiums participating in the Confederations Cup in Sochi, Moscow, and Kazan. Virtual tours of the remaining seven World Cup stadiums will be made as well.
The next phase of Confederations Cup tickets goes on sale on Wednesday on the official FIFA website. It operates on a first come first served basis.
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup spending has been increased by host nation Russia from 619.7bn Rubles to 638.8bn Rubles, an increase of 19.1bn Rubles (£263m) or 3%.
No formal reason for the increases have been given but with the Russian CPI (consumer price index) at highs of 15.55% in 2015, it comes as no great surprise that the nominal cost has had to increase.