PUTIN SIGNS DECREE TO BEEF UP SECURITY AT 2017 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP AND 2018 WORLD CUP

Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed Wednesday a decree to step up security measures during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup hosted by Russia.

Under the decree, posted on the official Internet portal of legal information, all mass rallies during the FIFA Confederation Cup and the 2018 World Cup must be coordinated with regional departments of the Interior Ministry and security agencies, Russian Tass news agency reported.

The FIFA Confederations Cup, which is also viewed by experts as a rehearsal a year prior to the FIFA World Cup, will be held between June 17 and July 2 at four stadiums in Russia which are Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Zenit Arena in St. Petersburg, Fisht Stadium in Sochi and the Kazan Arena in Kazan. The decree comes into effect on the day of its publishing.

The 2018 World Cup matches will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 cities across Russia. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian capital of Moscow. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency