Matvienko praised the political value of the 2018 world Cup on Russia

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Council, Federallyregulated of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko during the interviewMatvienko praised the political value of the 2018 world Cup on Russia© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Federation Council

The holding of world football championship in Russia will allow our country to confront the information war and slander in its address, which can be heard from the Western media, said the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

«The championship is important not only sports, but also political event. In the information war and the slander against Russia, which flows from all channels, this championship is of key importance,» she said at a meeting in the administration of the Volgograd region.

Anti-Russian propaganda has no effect on those tourists and fans who will come to the championship and see with your own eyes, noticed Matvienko. «So, you have additional responsibility to meet the guests,» — said the speaker.

The world Cup will be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July. The matches will be played in 12 stadiums in 11 cities: Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-don, Sochi and Yekaterinburg.

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