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“Kommersant”: several universities will shorten the academic year in order to release places in hostels for Rosgvardia at the 2018 World Cup

The Russian student union reported on the eviction in Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Samara and Saransk.

Russian students in several cities will be evicted from hostels in connection with the World Cup in 2018. For the time of the event, their places will be taken by the staff of Rosgvardia and the police, Kommersant explained.

This information was confirmed to the publication in the Ministry of Education and Science, but noted that the rights of students will be met, and some universities will post siloviki under contract and at the expense of territorial bodies of internal affairs.

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the organizing committee “Russia-2018” for the preparation and holding of the 2018 FIFA World Cup recommended that the largest universities in a number of cities participating in the World Cup expel students from other hostels before the event.


Students from Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Samara and Saransk turned to the Russian Student Union (RCC) with reports of the forthcoming eviction, Kommersant writes. The Union appealed to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with a request not to change the terms of classes and not evict people from the hostel. The head of the RCC noted that the eviction will deprive students of the opportunity to attend the World Cup – the cost of renting housing during the events will be overstated.

The press service of the organizing committee “Russia-2018” Kommersant said that “measures to implement security” are developed and approved by the relevant departments that “decide (by arrangement with the cities) how to place employees.”

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