Pelmeni turned out to be the most popular Russian food among 2018 FIFA World Cup guests in Ekaterinburg, according to Yelena Chernyshova, Chairperson of the City Committee on Produce Market, who spoke at the City Press Center.
"Pelmeni were in greatest demand among foreign football fans and particularly popular at the FIFA Fan Fest."
Chernyshova also noted that guests of the Urals capital praised the restaurants' quality and food prices.
Lyudmila Mikhailova, Executive Director of the Hotelier Club non-profit partnership, reported that football fans were happy with local hotels.
She added that as a sign of appreciation, many Latin American guests presented hotel managers and other staff with souvenirs from their countries. The most common gifts from Mexican visitors were traditional sombrero hats.