Russia hosted the FIFA World Cup amidst two major challenges: economic sanctions imposed by Western countries and corruption allegations related to the bidding process. In an interview with Sovetsky newspaper, Maxim Oreshkin, Russia’s Minister of Economic Development, projected that the influx of tourists for the World Cup would inject approximately $1.6 billion into the Russian economy. He emphasized that the Western sanctions would have no impact on this event. With a total investment of over $14 billion, Russia managed to boost its economy by an estimated $31 billion through tourism and investments. The FIFA World Cup represents more than just football; it embodies a contemporary lifestyle influenced by the capitalist world.
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