2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
June 12, 2018
Are you planning to visit Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Or are you considering moving to this mosaic-like and ever-changing country. From the Vikings through to the Duchies, Tsars, Cossacks and Communist revolutionaries, Russia’s tumultuous history and heroic struggles have produced generation-upon-generation of iconic leaders. We looked at just some of the many great reasons why this mysterious city could be the place for you. Let’s take a closer look at Russia’s capital city– Moscow, which will host the finals of the cup.
What is special or unique about Moscow?
Moscow, the capital and most populous city of the Russian Federation, houses more billionaires than any other city in the world, wealthy off the back of the former communist states’ privatized assets. It is home to some of the most iconic sites in all of Russia, including Red Square, the Kremlin and the Moscow River. It is a place of extreme contrasts, but a truly fascinating city. Areas within the Garden Ring road, such as Arbat-Kropotkinskaya, are very popular. Tverskaya Street, the main shopping street of Moscow, is highly sought after by young professionals given its proximity to nightlife, cafes, restaurants and theatres.
Russian. It is certainly possible to get by without learning the language, though knowledge of some basic Russian and the Cyrillic alphabet is certainly an advantage for getting around.
Russian winter is long (6 months) and can be really cold. People stay at home a lot and don’t socialize that much. Summers are hot and dry; during this time, the locals go out of the city to their datchas (summerhouses) and the city is quiet.
Getting around Moscow
Moscow has an extensive metro system with some of the most beautiful stations in the world. Its Metro and Trolleybuses are your best public transportation in Moscow. Trolleybuses drive above ground and sometimes have very long routes, which can be interesting for newcomers. The city’s famous Red Square, dusted with snowflakes, and the enchanting Izmailovo Market will steal your heart.
The World Cup begins this Thursday, June 14 when host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia will kick off the tournament.