Moscow makes $304m at 2018 World Cup
The money is already in the city budget.
Moscow made 19 billion rubles ($304m) at the World Cup, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said at the Moscow Urban Forum in Zaryadie Park yesterday.
The mayor named a figure of 13 billion rubles that is now in the city budget and recouped more than half of what had been spent to reconstruct the Luzhniki Stadium (25 billion rubles).
Sobyanin also said that there were other perks, namely, the increased number of tourists, almost four million people, spent over 96 billion rubles ($1.5b) in the city.
2018 World Cup was held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. Moscow hosted 11 matches at Luzhniki and Spartak; the tickets were sold out. France became the world champion after beating Croatia 4-2 in the finals.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the event Russia hosted has been the best in the World Cup history so far. Infantino thanked everyone who participated in the organization of the championship.
He added that the 2018 World Cup has changed how Russia is portrayed and let everyone breathe the football air. The average stadium occupancy rate was 98 %, it was pointed out. More than three billion people watched the event on TV.
The decision on the undesirability of one of the most influential thieves in law Tariel Oniani’s (Mulukhov) stay in Russia after his release next year was taken on August 6 by Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev. After Oniani’s release, the MIA explained, he will be expelled from Russia for life.
The gray cardinal of Karachay-Cherkessia (KChR), Senator Rauf Arashukov used opportunities to influence the Cherkessian community of the region, especially youth. He was nominated to the post of Prime-Minister of the republic. However, no one shared his political wishes and methods of struggle. According to the sources of The CrimeRussia, the Senator masterminded the murder of youth movement leader Aslan Zhukov in 2010. Many people knew about, the witnesses of a high-profile crime testified against him. But the political weight and ties terminated the case. And even the self-proclaimed killer was unable to prove his guilt in court. However, as it became known the other day, six years after his acquittal, he gave himself up once again.