Russian 2018 FIFA World Cup logo was finally revealed in a dramatic presentation by astronauts during a popular talk show, which was also attended by a current couch of russian football team as well as Vitaliy Mutko, sports minister. Logo presentation was projected on a Moscow Bolshoi Theater and you can watch it for yourself:
You can see the image of official logo below:
Let me know what you think!
Couple interesting videos in Russian language for WC 2018 in Samara:
WC: 2018 Samara
What kind of stadium will be for WC-2018 in Samara?
Video presenting city of Samara in miniatures created by Vadim Gorolatov and in my opinion great representation of the city that will act as a host for 2018 World Cup
Location of new Stadium for 2018 World Cup in city of Samara went through serious changes from the moment of announcing intent to participate in event. Initially chosen scenic location on stretch of the land where two rivers: Volga and Samara meet, inspected and approved by FIFA had to be canceled. After tragic events in city of Krimsk, where from flood over 100 people died, president of Russia V.V.Putin implemented new strict requirement for building such objects as stadiums. Located near body of water complexes must be elevated at least 8 meters above water level.
To satisfy these requirements we would have to invest tens and tens of milliards of rubles, — explained Merkushkin (region’s governor). — Using these money we can rebuild not only city of Samara but entire region.
Stadium location have been moved to north-east of the city, near Radio-center. New arena is planned for 45,000 seats and budgeted at 13.5 mlrd rubles. Obviously that such grandiose plans will create an economic boost to fairly empty region.