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Moscow taken over by football from 2017


The Russian capital is preparing to host top-class sporting events: the highlight of the 2017 season will be the FIFA Confederations Cup from 17 June to 2 July with the participation of the German national team, considered a rehearsal for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The games will take place in stadiums, which will also be venues for the 2018 World Cup; many international fans are expected for the event, including many Germans. Speaking of: every fourth foreign visitor to Moscow is German, and a total of 17 million travellers visited the Russian capital – a new record.

Moscow: city of many peoples

Russian capital Moscow is represented as a multi-cultural city at ITB Berlin.  "Living next to Russians there are Greeks, Lithuanians, Poles, Tatars, Georgians, Armenians, Germans, Jews," explained Vladimir Chernikov, head of the Moscow Department of National Politics, International Relations and Tourism.  "They have all shaped and left their marks on Moscow."