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Get to Know the Russian Host Cities for the World Cup 2018

An interior view shows the Otkrytie Arena, the home stadium of Spartak Moscow football club, in Moscow.

Russia is set to host the World Cup in 2018 from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities, some of which are widely known destinations like Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi.

Other host cities, such as Rostov-on-Don and Nizhny Novgorod, are less famous.

World football governing body FIFA on Thursday published 11 short videos introducing the Russian destinations on its YouTube channel as it continues to resist calls for a boycott of the event.

MOSCOW


ST. PETERSBURG


SOCHI


KAZAN


SAMARA


ROSTOV-ON DON


YEKATERINBURG


NIZHNY NOVGOROD


SARANSK


VOLGOGRAD


KALINIGRAD

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