«Welcome to Russia!» Football in Russia is more than football. - 📸 - 2018 FIFA fans festival in St. Petersburg. (photo+video)

madlenfox @madlenfoxJune 2018 · 3 min read

Hi all, happy people Steemians! Our city welcomes football fans from all over the world. For the first time in history, the world Cup is held in Russia. I am very happy that my city takes part in such a world football festival. Perhaps our descendants will remember this joyful month and say: "Oh! How fortunate they were then that they could see it with their own eyes." Friends, this is our world championship!

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Being a resident of this beautiful and hospitable city, I could not but make a report about this unique event. I have just returned from this festive event, which takes place almost around the clock in these football days. These are just some shots that I hope will show the amazing atmosphere of the holiday that now reigns in our streets.

Now the city is filled with crowds of football fans from Italy, Iran, Egypt and many other countries. Bored here just do not have to. Everywhere sounds incendiary music, happy and friendly smiles on the faces of people. All in anticipation of the future game. After all, tomorrow, June 19 will be a match of the group stage Russia-Egypt .

Fervent fans chant in their language in support of their national team; friendly volunteers ready to help everyone and of course this main symbol of the world championship is the most sporty wolf on the planet.

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We are very lucky with the weather these days. We have very hot days now. Probably many did not expect it when going on this trip to our Northern city. But all come to the aid of sunglasses and delicious ice cream.

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Arriving at this championship, our guests have time to make a lot of photos on the background of a very well-known and recognizable attractions; real fans do not miss the opportunity to talk about their favorite team. Now on the city streets you can see the flags of almost all countries. Everywhere you can see football paraphernalia.

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The number of guests increases daily. The fans are eager to come to support the national teams of their countries. Three days later in St. Petersburg the next game of the group stage between the teams of Brazil and Costa Rica. In the meantime, you can take walks and excursions, sit in a cozy summer cafe and just chat. Dear friends, if any of you are also in St. Petersburg and would like to meet other Steemians, I would like to communicate with you with pleasure. Just let me know about it and I'll give you my contact phone number. You should know that there are Steemians in This city 😊

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The FIFA fan zone in our city will work until the end of the championship. All those Of you who have not purchased tickets for matches for any reason will be able to watch the games on the big screen. The fan zone is open daily from 11:00 to 23: 00. and entry-free.

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Football is more than a game. It's friendship and peace. In the meantime, just wish good luck to all teams. I am sure that our hospitality, our kindness and our desire to make a real football holiday for all of you will not disappoint all those who came to our wonderful city.

Thank you for Your attention and Your visit. I appreciate Your feedback and comments.

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Camera SONY DSC-W350

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

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Hi. I miss St Petersbourg. It looks like beatiful during the World Cup. Good like for your team even if I am sorry because France will win 🇫🇷


Hi, I was hoping you could come back to Russia for this championship. We have a really big holiday here. Very cool! I did not make predictions for the victory, but let the strongest win, heh !!! I hope that one day you will decide to visit St. Petersburg again. I wish you good luck and much good in your life.


My daughter-in-law, who is from Sochi, was here for the weekend and it was too hot here to do anything except watch football. She is so proud that Russia is hosting this extravaganza, and we had so much fun watching the games!


Yes, we are indeed very proud now. It's so nice and at the same time very responsible. We will remember this pleasant time. I understand your daughter-in-law's feelings. It's very touching to understand being involved in such an event. Thanks @ melinda010100 :)


Greta photos must be such an experience having the world cup there I have caught a few of the game son TV but seeing it live must be amazing


It is very unusual to be inside such a big event, we are all living in a state of constant carnival. The city is not sleeping. Everything else is added and white nights, which are now in full swing. The darkness comes about only for a couple of hours, and then again daylight. We start to confuse day and night :). Thank you for watching my story.


@madlenfox yes it must be such a change and will seem so quiet when it is all over


congratulations dear friend @madlenfox how beautiful your city is full of tourists. the images are incredible.
I wish you a wonderful day.


@ jlufer, Thank you for your attention. Of course we are glad to see so many guests who were able to come to our city. This is a great holiday for all the participants :)

L.S. @slwzlJune 2018

Hermosa. Toda la ciudad, el colorido. Debe ser grandioso estar en tu país en cualquier momento, en estos días del mundial debe ser la felicidad absoluta. 😉
Abrazos para ti.

@anomadsoul de Steemit está por allá junto a otros chicos ojalá se encuentren.


@slwzl, Gracias por sus amables palabras. Ahora las miradas de todos los aficionados al fútbol están pegados a este grandioso evento. Sí, sé que se encuentra @anomadsoul en rusia. Pero él está presente en este campeonato en moscú. El campeonato se celebra en 11 ciudades de nuestro país. :)

L.S. @slwzlJune 2018

Bueno ☺ Éxitos a tu país.
No dejes de publicar sobre el evento por estos días.
Nos llevas a tu ciudad y es hermoso.


Wao, I an thrilled by all these photos, is indeed a historic moment for Russians as the world assemble in ur domain.
Even nature recognises this fact and endowed u guys with friendly weather unlike our expectations before the commencement of the world cup.
Thanks @madlenfox for this update


We do feel happy, but it is also a great responsibility. Of course we try to provide all the best that we have for all our guests. Thanks for stopping by @ugwudenis :)


Hello from Moscow! :)



Hey! Hello, Moscow!!!! I see that You also have a great holiday :). I'm glad to meet you and thanks for stopping by. :)


Agree with you completely @madlenfox, organising the world's top most event is ultimate feeling. Infact the crowd , the playgrounds and the atmosphere is wonderful.
and way Russian team played against saudi arabia was amazing to see.
Looking forward for win against egypt, to qualify for next round.
всего наилучшего
Used google translate...


it remains to wait a few hours and the result will be known, heh. Salah has already declared his readiness to participate in the match with our team . The game promises to be interesting :)


Yea the game will be quite interesting, but the spirit with which Russians are playing is amazing to watch.....


Thank you for your words and support. Before the match just a few minutes. Russians do not give up :)


Yea and they qualified for the next stage

singa @singaJune 2018

Марина! Поздравляю с таким грандиозным событием.
Спасибо за фотографии, будто сами там прогулялась.
И фото ваше - отличное! Отдельное спасибо и за видео.
Шумно. Весело и чувствуется атмосфера праздника...
Вы прекрасно выглядите.
Спасибо, что показали своё фото )
Жаль, что я не поехала в Питер.
А то бы точно посидели бы где-нибудь, поболтали о том, о сём ))
Хорошего вам отдыха.
Веселитесь с удовольствием )

А волк "Забивака" очень даже симпатичный ))

Marina! Congratulations on such a great event.
Thank you for the pictures, like you went there.
And your photo-great!
You look beautiful.
Thank you for showing me your photo.
I wish I'd gone to Peter.
And then would just sit somewhere, chat about that, about this ))
Have a good time.
Have fun with pleasure )


You can still join in the fun, Svetlana. I'd love to meet you. There are still so many different holidays ahead. Thank you for your support and kind words !!!!