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The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia – circuses instead of bread? OSW Commentary NUMBER 286 | 17.09.2018

Wiśniewska, Iwona and Rogoża, Jadwiga (2018) The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia – circuses instead of bread? OSW Commentary NUMBER 286 | 17.09.2018. [Policy Paper]

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    The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has become the most expensive World Cup in history, with its cost standing at more than US$ 13 billion. Russia gained new sports, transport and tourist infrastructure, and nearly 3 million foreign tourists came to the country to attend the matches. However, the investments and revenues connected with the tournament will have a minor impact on Russia’s GDP growth rate; at best they may contribute to an acceleration in the development of those regions (particularly the less affluent ones) that hosted the World Cup events. Predictably, the main beneficiary from the tournament’s organisation was President Putin’s business environment : companies controlled by Putin’s cronies won the main tenders for the construction of sports and transportation facilities.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Russia
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) > OSW Commentary
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 12:54
    Number of Pages: 8
    Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 12:54

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