The world Cup was more popular than the Olympics


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Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the number of fans who came to Russia for the world Cup. It is reported by Interfax.

“According to preliminary estimates, the city where took place the championship matches, took a total of more than three million foreign tourists. It approximately twice more than at the Olympics,” — said Medvedev at a meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers on 16 July.

He also added that this should have a positive impact on the opinion about our country in the world, as fans returned home with good impressions.

In July, the staff of the Moscow metro has compiled a list of the most unusual and popular questions that fans ask volunteers. The most unusual, according to volunteers, tourists questions were: “Where’s Lenin?”, “Will you marry me?” and “If I have an unlimited ticket for a day, I can sleep on the subway?”

The final of the world Cup kicked off in Russia on June 14 and ended July 15. Matches were held in 11 cities: Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Volgograd, Kazan, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-don, Sochi and Yekaterinburg. Victory in the final was won by France, who beat Croatia with a score 4:2.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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