MOSCOW, The press centre for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow will open on June 4 while press centres in 10 other cities where the games will take place are set to begin on June 13, said the press service of Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.
"Multimedia city press centres for Russian and foreign media operated by Rossiya Segodnya Media Group will open at the beginning of June. The Moscow press centre will open on June 4, followed by ten regional centres on June 13," the press office said in a statement quoted by Sputnik news agency.
Access to press centres will be available only with accreditation.
According to the press office, more than 5,000 journalists from Russian and foreign media outlets have submitted applications. Reporters from almost 30 countries will be covering the event.
Rossiya Segodnya is offering journalists a tightlypacked programme that includes press conferences and briefings with senior officials in championship host regions and cities, celebrities and travel industry leaders.
Reporters will have access to fully equipped workplaces including lockers and free WiFi, as well as a possibility to follow games at the press centre.
Each press centre will organize a special sightseeing programme for the media to help them learn more about the hosting region.
Rossiya Segodnya is the official operator of the city multimedia press centres during the World Cup.
The tournament will take place between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities: Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, RostovonDon, Sochi and Yekaterinburg.NNNBERNAMA
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK