Moscow volunteer centre announced on Tuesday that a total of 6,000 volunteers will work in Moscow during the FIFA World Cup.
According to the head of Moscow’s volunteer center Mosvolonter, Irina Shvets who spoke in a press conference, a total of 6,000 volunteers, who have already started their training, will be greeting the guests of the tournament.
Irina Shvets added that 13 departments of the city government are taking part in training the volunteers with the volunteers’ centre receiving about 10,000 applicants.
She said, “We are already actively preparing the city’s entire infrastructure for the event. Most of the volunteers are schoolchildren aged 16 – and older – and students, as well as many elderly citizens,’’ Shvets noted, adding that women make up around 60 per cent of the volunteers.
A total of 5,000 people were chosen to become volunteers, and another 1,000 formed the reserve.
Russia cities of Kaliningrad, Moscow, Kazan, Nizhny, Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara,Sochi, St. Petersburg, Saransk, Volgograd and Yekaterinburg are the cities that were the World Cup will be played.