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In St. Petersburg, the final issue of postage stamps dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ was presented

On July 19, in the Hall of the Collegiums of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport, a solemn ceremony of special postage stamps cancellation "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia" took place

In the memorable cancellation of the final issue of the series, the vice-governor Vladimir Kirillov, the head of the administrative department of the Macroregion North-West UFPS "Russian Post" Alexei Volkov, the vice president of the RFU, the president of the St. Petersburg Football Federation Anatoly Turchak, ambassador of 2018 FIFA World Cup in St. Petersburg , the People's Artist of Russia Vasily Gerello and the chairman of the Olympic Council of St. Petersburg Yuri Avdeev took part.

Opening the event, Vladimir Kirillov noted that the unique philatelic program of the "Russian Post" became part of football history, as the World Cup itself, which has already become a unique part of the history of world football.

- St. Petersburg has successfully coped with all the tasks set, both by the FIFA and by the leadership of our country, - the vice-governor emphasized. - Our city took the first place out of all 11 city-organizers of the tournament according to the average attendance of matches. At each match, there were an average of 64.1 thousand spectators (in Moscow - 62.6 thousand people, in Sochi - 44 thousand, in Nizhny Novgorod - 42.7 thousand).

Seven matches of the World Cup in St. Petersburg from June 15 to July 14 visited 448686 fans from 179 foreign countries. The leaders in the number of tickets purchased were citizens of Russia (137,239), the United States (20,472), Brazil (20,066), Germany (15,682) and Argentina (14,168).

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In all, about three million people visited the world championship matches in Russia. Our city was the second most visited after Moscow (where the matches were held in two stadiums).

- In general, St. Petersburg showed a high level of organization in all areas of work, including ensuring public order and security. During the tournament, no major incidents of unlawful nature were recorded, - the vice-governor said.

Such measures as a visa-free regime for ticket holders, free travel of fans between the cities-organizers and intra-urban transport services were perfectly justified. Organizationally and harmoniously worked out all the transport and transfer junctions, including during the loading and unloading of the stadium "St. Petersburg" in the days of the matches. At the same time, more than 540,000 passengers used Novokrestovskaya and Krestovsky Ostrov metro stations. Free bus shuttles worked on eight routes and transported about 165 thousand fans. The Yakhtenny bridge was used by more than 187 thousand people. For their service, three tram routes were additionally organized.

About four thousand volunteers who were in direct contact with the participants and spectators of the tournament, and created the atmosphere of a sporting holiday and hospitality accompanied the events of the World Cup.

Every day during the whole period of competitions for the residents and guests of our city on the Konyushennaya Square, the FIFA Fan Festival™ was organized, which was visited by over one million three hundred thousand spectators. At the same time, the maximum pass ability of the fan zone occurred on June 16 and was 75 310 people (per day).

The guests of the Festival were provided with a rich cultural program, including concerts with the participation of the stars of Russian music, competitions and performances of creative and sports groups, as well as various thematic exhibitions.

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Every day during the whole period of competitions for the residents and guests of our city on the Konyushennaya Square, the FIFA Fan Festival™ was organized, which was visited by over one million three hundred thousand spectators. At the same time, the maximum pass ability of the fan zone occurred on June 16 and was 75 310 people (per day).

The guests of the Festival were provided with a rich cultural program, including concerts with the participation of the stars of Russian music, competitions and performances of creative and sports groups, as well as various thematic exhibitions.