25 June

Local time (MSK)


Entertainers wearing Peter I and Catherine II costumes.


News conference: 2018 World Cup significance for the St. Petersburg tourism industry.

— Yevgeny PANKEVICH, Chairman of the St. Petersburg Tourism Committee;
— Vasily GERELLO, People's Artist of Russia, Ambassador of St. Petersburg as a World Cup host city;
— Alexei IGONIN, captain of the St. Petersburg Government football team;
— Nikolai FALILEYEV, spokesperson for the Transport Directorate of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.


Joint news conference by Russian Sports Minister Pavel KOLOBKOV, Uruguayan Sports Minister Fernando CACERES and President of the Uruguayan Olympic Committee Julio MAGLIONE in the format of a video conference that will connect all City Press Centers in World Cup host cities.

The news conference will be held at Samara's City Press Center (City Library, 14A Lenina Prospekt). For the convenience of the media, and due to time constraints, we ask that you submit your questions in advance at media@footballcitymediacenter.ru stating "Questions for Pavel Kolobkov, Fernando Caceres and Julio Maglione" as the subject.


A tour of the Faberge Museum for media representatives. The world's largest collection of works by Carl Faberge includes a unique collection of Easter Eggs created for the last two Russian emperors, objects of fantasy of all kinds, silverware, and interior decorations.

Participants will gather at the main staircase of the Shuvalov Palace at 21 Fontanka Embankment at 16:55. To attend, please bring your City Press Center badge.


St. Petersburg visited by 150,000 tourists since the start of the World Cup
St. Petersburg visited by 150,000 tourists since the start of the World Cup
World Cup significance for the St. Petersburg tourism industry
Live streaming of joint news conference by Russian Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov, Uruguayan Sports Secretary Fernando Caceres and President of the Uruguayan National Olympic Committee Julio Maglione in ten City Press Centers