Gennady Tymchenkivka: Vladimir Fedorenko / RIA Novosti
Analytical Agency WMT Consult built the list of businessmen who have earned in the past in Russia the world championship on football. A copy is at the disposal “of the Tape.ru”.
Among contractors and partners, to build sporting and urban infrastructure for the world Cup, most of the contracts were awarded to the company of Gennady Timchenko (the stadiums in Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod), Viktor Vekselberg (airport Platov in Rostov-on-don), Oleg Deripaska (the stadium “St. Petersburg” and the third runway for Sheremetyevo airport).
“Holding the 2018 world Cup is also not without the participation of Mikhail Fridman, Alisher Usmanov, Leonid Fedun, Arkady Rotenberg, Dmitry Mason, and other well-known oligarchs”, the study says WMT Consult.
According to the company, the total cost of the event amounted to 1.2 trillion rubles. 134 billion of them went on building and reconstruction of stadiums, the 352.5 billion on airports, roads and other transport infrastructure.
“It is important that infrastructure projects were affected not only Moscow and St. Petersburg- the part of money came to the regions. In particular, the reconstructed airport in Saransk (to which the officials probably would never reach the hands). Thanks for the 2018 world Cup in Russia appeared first airport built from scratch in the post-Soviet period. New hub Platov is located near Rostov-on-don, he is able to serve up to 8 million passengers per year. This is the most expensive airport in Russia at a price of service of airlines (rates twice as high as in the old airport, located within city limits)”, — the report says.
The most productive investment the authors called the improvement of the road network, the most capital intensive and significant — construction of Crimean bridge (although it is not directly linked to the world Cup). “In the long term the main beneficiaries of the infrastructure upgrading for the world Cup will be not so much fans of football (stadiums will not soon see the same number of spectators), how many tourists, motorists and residents of the cities hosting games of the world Cup,” the analysts conclude.
According to estimates of the Central Bank, the contribution of the tournament, held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities of Russia, GDP growth in the second quarter amounted to 0.1-0.2 percent.
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