The foreign fans of the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM are not only attending the cup matches and the FIFA Fan Fest, but have also shown interest in the history and culture of Nizhny Novgorod, the region's Acting Culture Minster Tatyana Mavrina told the media in the City Press Center.
Walking tours of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin are in strong demand, she said, adding that foreigners, in particular tourists from Croatia, have asked for a guided tour of the city and a visit to the exhibition on the history of the Sheremetev Family in the Rukavishnikovs Estate.
"Our Technology Museum enjoys considerable demand. Fans from Sweden, who love technology, have left favorable reviews of their visit to the museum," Mavrina said.
Fans from Argentina indulged local residents with song and dance.
"The Argentina Days held on Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street on June 21 (the day when Argentina played against Croatia — Ed.) were attended by the Argentine Ambassador. The program included a workshop of the local schools of Argentine tango and concerts by the Nizhny Novgorod Orchestra, which played Argentine music. The Ambassador expressed high appreciation with both events," the Acting Culture Minster said.
She said that most visitors used good weather to walk around the city, which is the reason why outdoor events enjoyed such popularity.
"Our foreign guests enjoyed the performance by the Grenada group from Moscow, who sing songs in eight languages. The fans sang along and danced to their music. They especially liked songs in their own languages, but they also joined in signing Russian songs," Mavrina said in conclusion.