PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 June 2018 The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire PA Archive/PA Images Seven stadiums from World Cup history - from the air. How many can you identify correctly? Russia is hosting its first World Cup this summer, using 12 stadiums across 11 cities to stage 64 matches. As we ask you to test your memory of World Cup stadiums from previous tournaments, we also take a look at this summer’s venues. Ekaterinburg Arena (Capacity: 35,000) The most easterly city hosting matches, situated at the foot of the Ural mountains, and the city where members of the royal family were executed following the October 1917 revolution. The stadium is home to FC Ural, and was initially built in 1953. Kaliningrad Stadium (Capacity: 35,000) The most westerly city to stage games. Situated on the Baltic coast, it remains an important Russian seaport. The stadium has been built for the finals, but will be home to FC Baltika Kaliningrad. Kazan Arena (Capacity: … [Read more...] about Can you guess these former World Cup stadiums from the air?
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The Russian military reportedly plans to deploy electronic warfare assets to protect World Cup stadiums from potential drone attacks this summer.Russia’s National Guard has said that it will use video surveillance drones to detect unruly fans in crowds at the June 14-July 15 championship. Analysts have warned that returning Islamist fighters could pose a threat to the tournament. Russian General Staff chief General Valery Gerasimov ordered troops to field anti-drone defense capabilities at the World Cup, a Russian Defense Ministry source told the RBC business outlet Monday.Moscow will be outfitted with four land-based units with the potential to disrupt enemy drones, while St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg will receive three each, the unnamed Defense Ministry source said.The source also told RBC that the Federal Security Service (FSB) will deploy 60 of its own mobile drone-jamming units. … [Read more...] about Russia to Deploy Anti-Drone Units at World Cup Stadiums, Reports Say
When authorities in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region realised their 2018 World Cup stadium wasn't quite ready, they tried to entice local municipal workers to help them finish it -- in exchange for free food and lodging.The stadium, one of 12 venues in Russia for the June 14-July 15 World Cup, will host six matches during the competition, including a quarter-final and England's group stage match against Panama.Moscow hopes hosting the world's most prestigious football tournament will allow it to present a positive image of Russia at a time of soured relations with the West over everything from the war in Syria to the poisoning of a former spy in Britain.The appeal by Nizhny Novgorod's sports ministry -- asking for unpaid help in the final run-up to the competition -- evokes memories of the Soviet era, when the authorities would sometimes draft in students to help gather bumper harvests. Read More Russian World Cup Stadium Finished Day Before First Test Match It also shows how … [Read more...] about Russian Region, Rushing to Finish World Cup Stadium, Offers Food for Work
SICK ISIS supporters have warned of a chilling "life or death" match at the World cup in Russia. The terror group has released a photograph of an ISIS squad lining up alongside the team from the host nation. But while the Russian side are in their usual red playing kit, the ISIS squad are dressed in battle fatigues and armed to the teeth with AK47s. It is one of two threatening propaganda messages released from ISIS cells in Indonesia. The poster carries the messages “big match”, “IS vs Russia” and “life or death”. A second image by supporters of the regime in the Far East shows a person holding a hand grenade on the terraces of a packed stadium. On the ground’s big scene is an image of a beheaded captive dressed in an orange boiler suit. The poster has FIFA’s official World Cup logo and the words: “Wait for us.” Indonesia is the most populous Muslim state on earth with a 260 million inhabitants. ISIS has recruited … [Read more...] about Sick ISIS supporters threaten chilling ‘life-or-death’ match at the Russia World Cup 2018
Russia's perpetually late World Cup stadium in Samara had some good news to report exactly two months before kickoff: it is finally getting its grass. Twelve gleaming white lorries filled with rolls of the precious pitch arrived Saturday in the Volga River city from Germany. Photographs proudly tweeted by the regional administration also showed nine construction crane-type objects identified as "artificial suns" stationed outside the stadium. They will be suspended a few feet above the pitch once the grass is rolled out and start shining as much light as possible so that everything sticks in place. "The nine 'artificial suns' will warm up the grass so that it gets accustomed to Samara's soil as quickly as possible," the administration said. How long that takes will go a long way in deciding whether Russia has a big mess on its hands when the games begin on June 14. Russia is sparing no expense as it prepares to host the international football extravaganza at the height of a new spike … [Read more...] about Russian World Cup stadium finally gets its grass