Footballer Kirill Panchenko named Saransk Ambassador

The player became the city’s fifth ambassador
29 December 2016
Russian midfielder Kirill Panchenko was named ambassador of Saranks, one of the2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ host cities.

The other ambassadors are Olympic gymnastics champion Alexei Nemov, actor Stanislav Duzhnikov, radio host Tatyana Gordeeva and saxophonist Igor Butman.

Famous people, connected with the 2018 World Cup host cities can be chosen to become Ambassadors. These people must become part of a team preparing the country for the World Cup, must promote sports and a healthy lifestyle, form a positive image of Russia and the 2018 World Cup host cities, participate in official events.

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