All fans visiting the 2018 World Cup will enjoy visa-free entry for the entirety of the event.
2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, involving 32 national teams playing a total of 64 matches in 11 different Russian cities, most of them in the European or western part of Russia to make travel easier for participating fans.
Football fans can enjoy visa-free travel to Russia by executive order of President Putin extending from 10 days prior to 10 days after the event, a period nearly two months long!
Games will be held in Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, Yekaterinburg and the final game is expected to be played in the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.
Fun loving fans that cut loose during this once in a lifetime event can expect tolerance and acceptance, even support from the Russian general public. However, fighters or gangs that bring any form of violence and intimidation can expect a quick security response in Russia during this high profile event. There is even a suggestion in Russia's upper house of parliament that foreign sports hooligans are banned from attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Taken into full context, 99% of all football fans can be comforted to know that their Russian experience will be under the careful control of a nation that is intent upon making this event successful in the eyes of world media.
Travelers to Russia will benefit by planning ahead. The traditional hotels are an option but the peer-2-peer economy in Russia is also growing. Some keyword searches will uncover hubs like Homestay.com and Airbnb.com While it is true that Russia is perhaps the most demonised country on the planet right now, it is also true that travelers will want to use discernment while traversing unfamiliar territory.
Investors may want to review and retain an investment guide like this one - FIFA World Cup 2018 - An Investors Guide
Here is the Russian version - FIFA Чемпионат Мира 2018 - Путеводитель для инвестора
Direct foreign investors to Russia are the greatest champions for Europe's future right now. Also, the entire world benefits when western capital is willing to risk long term cooperative efforts with Russia, as Russia has been wanting to do with the west for a long time.
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