The foreign Ministry expects that the Western campaign against the 2018 world Cup will gather momentum

© 2017 AFP / Alexander Nemenov view of the building of the foreign Ministry. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry expects that the Western campaign against the 2018 world Cup will gather momentum© AFP 2017 / Alexander Nemenov

Information campaign of the Western media, designed to discredit the world championship on football which will pass in 2018 in Russia will only grow, said at a briefing the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

According to her, today there is another surge of anti-Russian propaganda in the Western media in connection with the world Cup in Russia. In this regard, she recalled the many publications of the Western media, which were designed to discredit the Olympics in Sochi, and predicted a complete collapse «from the point of view of the organization and from the point of view of the Olympic games in Russia.»

«Now history repeats itself — you will witness (the main thing that were not participants in) the information campaign, which is injected gradually in connection with the holding of the world championship on football in Russia. Will win different tracks are exactly the same (as in the case with the Sochi Olympics — ed.), the unwillingness of objects, unfriendly, unprofessional of the organizers, and, of course, as in the case of the events in Sochi will be viewed under a magnifying glass, not increasing, and distorting, the human rights issues», — said Zakharov.

According to her, gaining momentum, the topic of intimidation of football fans «the horrors with which they may face in our country in connection with the alleged aggressive fanatical (as stated) thugs who are ready to tear foreign football fans.» She stated that such attacks in Russia hearing before every major competition.

The first ever world Cup in Russia will take place from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The tournament matches will be played in Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-don, Sochi and Yekaterinburg.

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