Volunteers open 2018 World Cup installation in center of Volgograd

The letters "Volgograd" were installed on the upper terrace of the Central embankment
28 April 2017

Activists of the Volgograd 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Volunteer Centre opened an installation on the top terrace of the Volgograd Central Embankment dedicated to the world championship. This was stated to welcome2018 by the regional committee for the preparation and holding of the 2018 World Cup matches.

"The right to open the composition of two-meter letters spelling out Volgograd was given to volunteers who will represent Volgograd in June at all four arenas of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. It is very symbolic that the installation is opened today, within 50 days Before the start of the Champions Tournament," said representative of the committee.

Elena Slesarenko, the chairman of the Volgograd Region Youth Policy Committee, noted that 38 Volgograd volunteers were selected for participation in the Champions Tournament - 18 people from the 2018 World Cup Volunteer Centre, created on the basis of the VolSU, and 20 volunteers from the Regional Volunteer Centre implementing the Urban Volunteers programme.

"The candidates went through all the selection stages to become Confederations Cup volunteers. The most popular functions for the tournament are: spectator services, protocol, ticketing programme, transport and food. 2018 World Cup Volgograd volunteer training programmes is to prepare more than 3 thousand volunteers in two directions by summer 2018," said Slesarenko.

In the autumn of last year, the RUSSIA 2018 installation was installed on the upper terrace of the Volgograd Central Embankment. The new installation is located to the right of the already installed one. The location for both installations is chosen so that when photographing with them, you catch Volga River in the frame.

April 29 near the Iskusstvo (Art) Fountain on the Volgograd Central Embankment will be installed a special countdown clock by BUD Alcohol Free.

Representatives of the regional and city authorities, sponsor company, the sports community, as well as ambassador of Volgograd, the 2018 World Cup host city, the legend of Rotor football club Alexander Nikitin will take part in the event.

During the event Volgograd residents and guests of the city will be able to take part in quizzes and competitions, play various football rides in a special tent set on the top terrace of the embankment. The most active ones will receive memorable gifts from the organisers.

Photo: © Committee on preparation and holding of the championship's matches in the Volgograd region