Putin to watch match played by Russia and Saudi Arabia teams
Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup, which will be held at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow today, the Kremlin’s press service reported.
The president will also watch the opening match played by the teams of Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Russia's President will hold meetings with some of the guests.
Among the guests of the World Cup are high-ranking officials from a number of countries, including foreign leaders. In particular, the heads of state and governments of Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and South Ossetia are planning to attend the ceremony and the match in Luzhniki.
The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.