Samara's Ambassador for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, football player Alexander Anyukov visited Samara volunteer training center. FC Zenit Saint Petersburg player, who previously played for FC Krylia Sovetov Samara, answered questions, spoke about his childhood, took part in a photo shoot and gave an autograph session. Activists of the training center presented Anyukov with a T-shirt with the volunteer movement logo.
"I happened to participate to the European Championships," said Anyukov "Of course I've met volunteers a lot. Their work is a very important component of any major sporting tournament. You will have a big job to do, because a lot depends on you, most importantly the atmosphere of the whole event."