Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Kondratiev
SOCHI, April 25th. / TASS / Security issues will come to the forefront during the World Football Championship in Sochi, the authorities of the region will do everything possible to ensure that fans receive the most pleasant experience. This was announced by the Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Kondratyev at the opening of the international meeting of high-ranking representatives who oversee security issues in Sochi.
"And here [during the tournament] the issue of security comes to the fore. We need to create conditions that people will enjoy and enjoy for many years from visiting Sochi", – the head of the region said.
According to him, during the World Championship, Sochi will host a huge number of guests. "And it is very important that they get what they came for in Sochi. But the most important thing is that the fans can become vacationers, and vacationers could become fans", – considers Kondratiev.
The governor recalled that the region annually receives 16 million tourists, and security issues, countering extremism, threats of terrorism are of fundamental importance.
The Football World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 cities of Russia. The teams of Portugal and Spain (June 15), Belgium and Panama (June 18), Germany and Sweden (June 23), Australia and Peru (June 26) will play in Sochi.