The accounts chamber of the Russian Federation will annually verify the preparation of the 2018 world Cup


MOSCOW, October 12. The accounts chamber of the Russian Federation will annually check the status of preparation of world Cup 2018 in Russia. This was stated by the head of the accounting chamber Tatyana Golikova in an interview.

“This theme we have constantly monitored. Conducted two inspections…These checks will carry an annual event. Until 2018, when will be held the championship,” she said.

She recalled that in 2014-2015 have already completed two inspections of the Agency in this area.

“First, however, was begun before my arrival, but ended already in front of me. Then it was possible the cost of the stadiums, the question is not closed so far, that has yet to understand. During the second check and we watched how the regions, as they directly carry out the construction and are responsible for the creation of infrastructure in the host cities of the championship. Someone has to be customized, and we actually published specific comments”, – she noted.

In particular, according to the last competent authority of the Russian Federation, the results of which were published in August this year, the Federal budget execution on 1 April 2015, aimed at preparation for holding in 2018 in Russia the world Cup, is 3.1% of the annual volume. Eight provided areas of spending in 2015 by six cash expenditures are not made, the performers were the Ministry of energy, Ministry of construction, the Ministry of communications, Rosavtodor, Roszheldor, and Rospechat.

Earlier in interview to the newspaper “Vedomosti”, the head of FAS Igor Artemyev stated that the stadium in St. Petersburg is “more than all “Wembley” in the world”.

The matches of the 2018 FIFA world Cup will be held at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia: Moscow (“Luzhniki” and “the Stadium “Spartak”), St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-don.

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