Volunteers for the 2018 world Cup in Nizhny Novgorod

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MOSCOW, March 31. /TASS/. The training program of volunteers who will assist in the organization and holding of the confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA world Cup, kicks off on April 4 in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan. This is the official portal for fans of the 2018 world Cup Welcome2018.com

In Moscow the solemn ceremony will be held at the volunteer center of the Russian economic University. Plekhanov. Start the program Chairman of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018”, the Deputy Prime Minister, Vitaly Mutko, and the Ambassador of the world championship Sergey Belogolovtsev. With reference to future volunteers will be the player of team Russia Alexander Samedov. Also, the event will be attended by the representatives of McDonalds and trainers that will train activists work and interact with people with disabilities .

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A nominal draw for the participants in all the cities will host the ambassadors of the host cities of the 2018 world Cup and famous athletes. A welcome part of the program will end with a colorful flash mob, which will be attended by all 300 participants of the training.

After the welcoming part, the volunteers will learn about the history of the confederations Cup and world Cup, learn about the strategic goals of these events, global initiatives of the International football Federation (FIFA), become familiar with functional responsibilities and work skills of interaction with client groups.

In total, the program trained more than 30 thousand volunteers.

The confederations Cup will be held from 17 June to 2 July 2017 in four cities – Moscow, Kazan, Sochi and Saint – Petersburg. The FIFA world Cup 2018 will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 cities of Russia.

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