Putin orders to speed up preparations for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Putin orders to speed up preparations for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given instructions to the government and regional governors to eliminate delays in preparing the sports infrastructure for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

"The government of Russia should ensure jointly with top officials (the heads of the highest executive bodies of state authority) in Russian regions that comprehensive measures be taken to eliminate the existing delays in the construction of sports and other infrastructure for hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and for putting it into operation," the document says.

A report on this issue should be submitted before August 15 and "subsequently, on a monthly basis," TASS reports.

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