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Moscow authorities asked not to visit the fan zone near Moscow State University during important matches

The organizers were not ready for the “crowded” territory of the festival.

Fan Zone on the Sparrow Hills. Photo by Anton Sergienko, RBC

The authorities of Moscow called not to attend the fans’ festival on Vorobyovy Gory on the days of the most popular matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This was reported by the agency “Moscow” with reference to the capital’s department of regional security and anti-corruption.

The site of the festival of fans in front of the Moscow State University is designed for 25 thousand people. According to officials, she regularly experiences “significant overload”.

A lot of football fans regularly gather here. In the event of a crowded festival site, fans may experience risk situations for your health and others. Do not expose yourself to danger.

Vladimir Chernikov
head of the Moscow Security Department

For more than a year students and teachers protested against the opening of the fan zone at the main building of Moscow State University . They stated that the festival of fans would interfere with the educational process, scientific work and people living in hostels. The authorities left the fan zone in the same place, the head of the organizing committee of the 2018 World Cup Arkady Dvorkovich told about the coordination of the site with the protesters. The initiative group of the Moscow State University rejected his words.

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