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Frequently asked questions

What is required to receive a City Press Center badge?

You have to apply for accreditation on the website of the city press centers. Accreditation badges can be issued at any City Press Center in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Saransk. Journalists must show some sort of ID referred to on the accreditation form.

I am a blogger. Can I receive a City Press Center badge?

Yes, you can, after you receive accreditation. Badges can be issued at any City Press Center in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Saransk. You must show some sort of ID referred to on the accreditation form.

Where can I get more information about accreditation?

For accreditation questions in English or Russian please call: +7 (495) 645-64-33 (eng), +7 (495) 645-64-34 (rus) or email media@footballcitymediacenter.ru.

How do I apply for accreditation?

Accreditation requests must be submitted on the company's letterhead and state the name and position of the accredited employee and their cell phone number, as well as include the supervisor's signature and the company's seal. The letter should be addressed to the City Press Centers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Host Cities. A scanned PDF or JPEG copy (one file, no larger than 10 MB) can be uploaded to the website. A template can be found here

What rights does a holder of a City Press Centre badge have?

A badge provides access to all city press centers in the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saransk).

Can I gain access to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia sports events with a City Press Centre badge?

The badge does not grant access to the 2018 FIFA World Cup sports events.

Do I have access to other press venues?

A City Press Center badge does not grant access to other press venues.

What working conditions do the city press centers provide?

The press centers offer fully equipped work spaces, free Wi-Fi access, news conference halls, broadcasts of matches, and catering services.

Can I give my press badge to a colleague?

No, you cannot. Giving your badge to another person or attempting to forge it will result in cancellation of your accreditation.

When will city press centers close down?

The press centers will close down at 12 pm (noon) on July 16, 2018.

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