Anton Alikhanov

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KALININGRAD, August 1. /TASS/. The area around the stadium, “Kaliningrad”, which is being built for the world Cup in 2018, it is possible to further develop the city. About it journalists were told by the Governor of the Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov.

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On Tuesday in Kaliningrad with the inspection visit by Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” Vitaly Mutko. Stadium “Kaliningrad”, located on Oktyabrsky island, calculated on 35 thousand spectators, the arena will be commissioned before the end of this year. The stadium will host four group stage match of the world Cup.

“October island is a huge area of 160 hectares, which we have reclaimed from marshland. It is possible to continue to build and develop our wonderful city . In preparation for the world Cup created a lot of facilities – a training ground, tourist infrastructure, hotels, the airport,” said Alikhanov.

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The Governor also focused on the Khrabrovo airport, which is in the process of reconstruction. “First and foremost, Khrabrovo finished, this brand new airport, – said the chief Executive officer. – Of course, any comparison it does not come with what it was. This can already be proud of, it was a new face.”

“Especially considering the fact that last year’s tourist flow grew by 30 percent, and here the positive dynamics”, – he added.

“In preparation for the world Cup we decided a huge number of tasks, not only at the city level, but also at the regional level,” said Alikhanov in conclusion.