The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko

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VOLGOGRAD, may 17. /TASS/. The speaker of Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko considers the world Cup, which will be held in Russia, a very important development in countering information attacks on Russia.

Speaking on Thursday at meeting in administration of the Volgograd region, Matvienko has noticed that the football world Cup in Russia will be for Russia the most important not only a sport but also an international political event.

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In her opinion, cities that have been selected for the world Cup, was given a big honor, but at the same time, they have been given “great responsibility”.

“In terms of the information war, in which Russia, the slander that pours from all foreign TV channels in our country, this championship is crucial”, – said the speaker of the Federation Council. “Come millions of guests, they will see the real Russia, real Russia, and no already a media war on them will not work”, – Mrs. Matvienko.

She called on the authorities of the Volgograd region “summit” to address issues of security, organizational issues in the conduct of the championship. According to the Chairman of the Federation Council, preparation of infrastructure of the championship of the world “gave a powerful impetus to the development” of the region. “Can on behalf of the Federal government to declare that the Governor of the Volgograd region Andrey Bocharov] the dot has fulfilled all the commitments that the region undertook the preparation of the world championship,” – said Matvienko.

World Cup 2018 will be held from 14 June to 15 July at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-don.