World Cup 2018 held in Russia in June and July

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Russian citizens believe that the conduct of their country’s world Cup had a positive impact on the attitude of foreigners to the Russian Federation. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).

34% of respondents tend to think that fans from other countries feel towards Russia respect, 32% said that the admiration and sympathy.

At the same level was the trust of Russians towards foreigners. They attracted 34% of respondents, interest at 33%, respect – 32%.

About antipathy, fear and distrust of the travelers said 1% of respondents, VTSIOM said.

The world football championship in Russia was held from June 14 to July 15. The winner of the tournament was the team of France. Russia left the world Cup at the quarter-final stage, losing to Croatia.

According to the FSB, most fans came for the 2018 world Cup from China.