Temporarily the acting head of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin

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MOSCOW, September 26. /TASS/. Temporarily the acting head of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin sure that the FIFA world Cup 2018 will be held in the region at the highest level.

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“It is a huge challenge, the task for the next day, which, of course, in any case, we should not forget. We have no alternative: just have to finish the construction and to spend the championship at the very highest level. I’m sure it will be so,” said Nikitin on Tuesday on air of TV channel “Russia 24” .

The FIFA world Cup 2018 will be held from 14 June to 15 July at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia. Stadium “Nizhny Novgorod” is built on the confluence of the Oka and the Volga, near the historical centre of the city. The arena’s capacity is 45 thousand seats, due in December 2017.

On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of the Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev. Temporarily fulfilling duties of the head of the region appointed the first Deputy head of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Gleb Nikitin, who had held the post of first Deputy Minister of industry and trade of Russia.