The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. As a prelude to the event, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be held in the cities of Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan and Sochi. Moscow’s venue will be the Spartak Stadium, also known as Otkrytie Arena.
First image: The square at the entrance of Spartak Stadium, with its Gladiator statue. Copyright: Irina Kniazeva.