FIFA World Cup in Russia: Internal and International Aspects

Author
Anna Maria Dyner
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
With the International Olympic Committee excluding the Russian national team from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, the importance for Russia’s authorities of the FIFA World Cup is increasing. World Cup competition will be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The tournament will be used in Russia’s internal politics, especially in the presidential campaign, and in relations with other countries to strengthen bilateral contacts and portray Russia as a country with a strong international position.
Topic
International Affairs
Political Geography
Russia