Opera singer, Mariinsky Theatre soloist, People's Artist of Russia Vasily Gerello became an ambassador for St. Petersburg – one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, he told welcome2018.com after the postmarks stamping ceremony, which took place in the Olympic Hall of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sports of St. Petersburg.
"I am extremely happy. It is a great honor to be an ambassador of the World Championship in St. Petersburg, the city where the World Culture and Sports is an important symbols," he said.
The fourth series of the FIFA philatelic program was issued on Wednesday. The stamps depict athletes who have reached the highest achievements and were the glorified Russian football in the international arena: Lev Yashin, Eduard Streltsov, Valentin Bubukin, Gavriil Kachalin, Valentin Ivanov, Yuri Voynov, Sergey Salnikov.
"Today, using the language of the stage, we held the world premiere. I am excited to participate in today's ceremony," Gerello said.