Russia’s National Guard to provide security for FIFA delegations and referees at 2018 World Cup
Russia's National Guard will provide security to members of the official FIFA delegation to the 2018 World Cup, Deputy Head of the National Guard’s Public Order Department Alexei Zinin said.
He stressed that the National Guard has no plans to dispatch officers to protect football stars.
"We will only ensure the security of the official FIFA delegations, referees and participant teams, while no personal security guards will be provided to football stars. We have no orders to do that," TASS cited him as saying.
Zinin said that National Guard officers would also ensure law and order at stadiums and in areas adjacent to them. "We participate in ensuring public security upon requests from local law enforcement agencies. The same goes for the FIFA World Cup," he added.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15, 2018, in 11 Russian cities.