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Large art installations symbolising the 2018 FIFAWorld Cup host cities set up in central Moscow ahead of Final Draw

Large art installations have been placed in front of the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. They are devoted to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final Draw on 1 December. The installations symbolise the 11 World Cup host cities. Moscow is represented by a St Basil’s Cathedral and Spasskaya Tower, Volgograd by a The Motherland Calls monument, Samara by a Soyuz rocket, Kazan by the Kul-Sharif mosque and a mythological Dragon Zilant monument. Other famous monuments, symbols, flora and fauna of Russian regions are also included in the overall composition. The city is supplying 30 kW of power for illumination at night.

The composition will remain in place until the end of the World Cup on 15 July, 2018.

The official poster of the 2018 FIFAWorld Cup, featuring renowned football goalkeeper Lev Yashin, has been presented to the public in Moscow. Another symbol, a specially themed train highlighting the history of this sporting event, has been launched on the metro’s Circle Line.

The World Cup will be held in Russia between 14 June and 15 July, 2018. The host cities include Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, and Yekaterinburg. Moscow will host12 matches. The city is just about ready for this world event.