2018 World Cup St. Petersburg ambassador Vasily Gerello holds football lesson

The opera singer talked about the World Cup volunteer program and St. Petersburg preparations for the Confederations Cup
Share 20 July 2016
Local Organizing Committee "Russia-2018"

A meeting with the 2018 World Cup ambassador for St. Petersburg, opera singer, Mariinsky Theatre soloist, People's artist of Russia Vasily Gerello was held in the Park of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg at the Russian Premier League site during VK Fest.

At the meeting with VK Fest guests, famous baritone talked about the importance of the upcoming events, the Volunteer Program and preparations of St. Petersburg for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

"For me it is a great honor and a huge responsibility to be an ambassador for St. Petersburg – the city where the world culture and sports are considered great symbols,” Vasily Gerello said. “St. Petersburg is a special city and, of course, the legacy of the World Cup will only enrich the northern capital. Therefore, I am very responsible in fulfilling my duties as an ambassador of the World Cup, I value the vote of confidence that was given me. I am sincerely proud of the fact that Russia and St. Petersburg were entrusted with the grand soccer tournament. By the way, I am already planning the schedule of my tour based on the matches of the Confederations Cup and the world Cup," he added.

Future volunteers of the World Cup actively participated in the activities of the Premier League site at the VK Fest. Volunteer center activists told the guests of the festival about the volunteer program, its functional areas, selection process for volunteers of the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup.