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Resources and Useful Links for the 2018 World Cup, Russia

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Welcome to the resources page of the Real Russia World Cup Information Hub. Below, you will find links to various websites and apps, all of which will help you get the most out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.


Useful Links Link description
Russiatrek Russian cities and regions - a guide.
Google Flights Google Flights is an excellent site for those planning to travel by air to their destination, featuring route details and price comparisons.
Learn the Russian Language with Real Russia Real Russia’s free crash-course in the Russian language. Learn the Russian alphabet, how to order food and drinks, how to navigate the city, how to get acquainted with Russians and much more!
"UK FCO's "Be on the Ball" advice page" The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s official guidance on the 2018 World Cup in Russia – what you need to get to the World Cup, safety tips while you are there, a travel checklist for Russia, what you should do in an emergency, and more.
Welcome 2018 The English language homepage of the official Welcome Committee for the 2018 World Cup. Information on each host city and guidance on every aspect of the 2018 World Cup is available here.
Welcome 2018 Fan Guide An English language guide for World Cup spectators, provided by the Russian Ministry of Sport and the official Welcome Committee for the 2018 World Cup.
Welcome 2018 Official App The webpage of the official Welcome 2018 app, which is available for Apple and Android mobile devices. The app includes information about the tournament, local restaurants, and more!
Yandex.Transport app Yandex (the Russian equivalent of Google) offers a public transport app, allowing users to see public transport routes and information for various cities in Russia. Available for Android and Apple devices, it can also be found in those systems’ respective app stores.
Yandex.Metro app for Android Yandex.Metro provides metro maps for Moscow and St. Petersburg on your mobile, as well as a journey planner, which shows the user the optimal route to their destination. No internet connection is required for these features. Also available for Apple devices (see link below).
Yandex.Metro app for Apple Yandex.Metro provides metro maps for Moscow and St. Petersburg on your mobile, as well as a journey planner, which shows the user the optimal route to their destination. No internet connection is required for these features. Also available for Android devices (see link above).
BBC 2018 World Cup Fixtures The BBC’s webpage on the Group Stage and Knockout Stage fixtures at the 2018 World Cup. The page shows when and where each match will be played (in UK time), score tables for each group and which TV channels in the UK each match will be shown on.
2018 FIFA World Cup Broadcasters Not planning to watch 2018 World Cup matches in the UK? Follow this link to find out which companies have the broadcasting rights for 2018 World Cup matches in every country in the world.
FIFA stadium maps Stadium maps on the official FIFA website for each of the World Cup stadia. Find out where in each of the 12 stadia each ticket category will get you a seat.
English FA World Cup page Thinking of going to the 2018 World Cup as an England supporter? See the English Football Association’s official information on the 2018 World Cup, including how to make sure you get tickets located in the England supporters’ sections of the stadia.
Real Russia Trains FAQ Real Russia’s comprehensive FAQ page on train travel in Russia. This page explains everything you need to know about Russian train travel, from the various train types and standard facilities in the various classes of carriage, to what to bring with you and what to do if you miss your train or lose your ticket. Real Russia has you covered.
Columbus Insurance Real Russia have teamed up with Columbus Direct, one of the UK's largest travel insurance companies to provide great travel insurance at reasonable prices. These policies are also acceptable to the Russian consulate. Please ensure that you select the appropriate policy for your travel requirements.