Stationary zones with FIFA symbols will be set up in Moscow for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. On 15 June, they will go up in Gorky Park, the main avenue of Pobeda Park on Poklonnaya Gora, Sokolniki Park, Tsaritsyno Park and the National Exhibition of Economic Achievements (VDNKh). City volunteers will take photos free of charge of all those who want to pose against the wall with FIFA emblems. The size of the wall is 2 by 5 metres. Photos may be downloaded from the official groups of the Moscow PR Committee Mosvolontyor Resource Centre on social media.
“We will set up fixed photo zones in five major parks,” said Mosvolontyor Director Irina Shvets. “There will be several volunteers at each of them. They will take pictures with FIFA symbols for selfie frames, and will tell tourists about Moscow landmarks and help them find their bearings in the city.
The photo walls will be available from 10 am to 10 pm, Ms Shvets said. They will feature the main mascot of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup – Zabivaka the Wolf – as well as the Russian troika, Faberge eggs and plenty more.
Muscovites will also have an opportunity to be photographed with volunteers who received special uniforms for the tournament – lilac-coloured jackets, baseball caps, shorts and shoulder bags with the FIFA logo.
In addition, there will be about 50 mobile information stands for fans and tourists. They will be located near metro and railway stations and in airports. Volunteers who know at least English will help tourists from 10 am to 10 pm. Ten information stands will be located on the Boulevard Ring. Small walls will be put up there as well.
Every day 925 volunteers will be on duty during the FIFA Confederations Cup from 17 June to 2 July. In all, there will be 1,850 volunteers who will be on duty in shifts and 350 reserve volunteers. They will help guests of Moscow to find their way in airports, metro and railway stations, Spartak Stadium and the last mile (an area adjacent to the stadium). Volunteers will receive about 250 portable radio sets to help them around.