World Cup 2018 to cost 800 million rubles

Sport-Engineering company opens tender for external security perimeters, checkpoints, secure areas and necessary equipment and facilities
Share 18 August 2015
Ruslan Shamukov/TASS
A law enforcement officer at a Saint Petersburg stadium

Sport-Engineering, the company responsible for building facilities for the FIFA World Cup 2018, has initiated a tender for the stadium security system. According to the information available on the state procurement auction website, the contract for external security perimeters, checkpoints, secure areas and necessary equipment and facilities to be used during construction and reconstruction of the stadiums is valued at 840 million rubles.

The sum is to be split among World Cup 2018 host cities – Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Saransk. Over 100 million rubles will be spent towards security of each of the stadiums.

World Cup 2018 and FBI

Previously the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced its readiness to assist Russian intelligence services with providing security for the World Cup 2018. A representative of the FBI to the United States Embassy in Russia noted during the 14th meeting of heads of intelligence, security and law enforcement services of partner countries of Russia’s Federal Security Service that the Bureau was always ready and still was willing to cooperate with Russian counterparts when it came to security of international sporting events. At the time the spokesman highlighted long-standing traditions of anti-terrorist cooperation with FSB and other security services of Russia.