No, he did not confuse the city .
June 23, the Novgorod edition of “53 news” reported that the city plans to visit British actor Hugh Grant, known for the series of films “Diary of Bridget Jones”, “Adventures of Paddington”, etc. As the source of the publication said, the visit is private and in no way connected with the Championship of the world football, although the actor is an enthusiastic fan (on June 24 at 15:00 the England team was to play with Panama in Nizhny Novgorod).
For Grant, a room was booked at the Park Inn Veliky Novgorod Hotel, which later published a photo of the actor in his instagram on the background of a doll.
On June 24, the publication published photographs of eyewitnesses who captured the actor while walking around the city center.
Earlier Russian users of social networks published photos with an actor in Moscow …
… and St. Petersburg.