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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.

More information you can find here.

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.

Do City Press Centers provide catering, accommodation and logistics services to journalists?

City Press Centers are not in charge of providing media representatives with accommodation, catering and logistics services.

Is a FIFA badge a valid pass to attend events at local press centers in the cities hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

FIFA accreditation enables journalists to visit local press centers in all cities hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup without additional accreditation at www.footballcitymediacenter.ru/com.

Can I access the 2018 FIFA World Cup Fan Fest media zone with my City Press Center badge?

Yes, a City Press Center badge gives you access to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Fan Fest media zone. You need to sign a document confirming that you agree with the rules of conduct at the 2018 FIFA Fan Fest and get an accreditation card, which you can do at the Fan Fest Accreditation Center (see locations below). An online copy of the document is available here.

Can I access the 2018 FIFA World Cup Fan Fest media zone with my FIFA badge?

Yes, a FIFA badge gives you access to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Fan Fest media zone. You need to sign a document confirming that you agree with the rules of conduct at the 2018 FIFA Fan Fest and get an accreditation card, which you can do at the Fan Fest Accreditation Center (see locations below). An online copy of the document is available here.

Can I enter the media zone of the FIFA Fan Fest 2018 in Russia using a pass to a team's base camp?

Yes, a media pass to a base camp provides access to the FIFA Fan Fest 2018 media zone. In order to be granted access, go to the FIFA Fan Fest accreditation center (see addresses below), sign a consent to abide by the rules of the FIFA Fan Fest 2018 (template available here) and get accreditation for accessing the Fan Fest in all 11 host cities.

Where are 2018 FIFA Fan Fest accreditation centers located in host cities?

2018 FIFA Fan Fest accreditation centers:

· Moscow: outside Entrance G4 of the FIFA Fan Fest venue, access from Universitetsky Prospekt;
· St. Petersburg: Office 318, Sankt-Peterburg Business Center, 5 Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboyedova;
· Kazan: Sibgata Khakima Street;
· Sochi: 1 Voikova Street;
· Ekaterinburg: Office 316, 3 Studencheskaya Street;
· Volgograd: 1 Naberezhnaya of 62 Armii;
· Samara: 7 Shostakovicha Street;
· Nizhny Novgorod: 4 Minina and Pozharskogo Square;
· Rostov-on-Don: 55 Bolshaya Sadovaya Street;
· Kaliningrad: outside Entrance G5 of the FIFA Fan Fest venue, access from Shevchenko Street;
· Saransk: 1 Lenina Prospekt

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