Nikolai Tsukanov

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SAINT PETERSBURG, may 24. /TASS/. The regions of the North-Western Federal district (SZFO) at the highest level will cope with the holding of the confederations Cup and world Cup 2018, said the presidential envoy in the northwestern Federal district, Nikolai Tsukanov.

“I am confident that the confederations Cup and the world Cup will be held in all cities of Russia at the highest level. Petersburg and Kaliningrad is no exception. Regional leaders to keep this issue under special control, I have no doubt,” he said in an interview with TASS.

The envoy expressed confidence that all the flaws at the new stadium on Krestovsky island in St. Petersburg will be eliminated. “The stadium “Zenit arena” will be brought to mind, and residents of St. Petersburg will get pleasure from visiting this arena and will be proud that the city has such a big sports facility,” – said cukanov .

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