Russia expects up to one million tourists for 2018 FIFA World Cup

 Russia expects up to one million tourists for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Up to a million of tourists are expected in Russia for matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, the President of the Russian Football Union Vitaly Mutko said.

"We are preparing to receive up to a million of tourists during the 2018 (FIFA) World Cup," TASS cited Mutko as saying.

Mutko said that the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, held in Russia between June 17 and July 2, increased Russia’s tourist inflow by some 17%. "We saw an inflow of about 30,000 tourists and most of them arrived from Chile and Mexico," Mutko noted.

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