Moscow is the most popular Russian region among foreigners
Almost five million tourists visited the city last year. Moscow expects a record number of visitors during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The World Cup volunteers held the ceremony to launch the countdown from 100 days to the first match.
The World Cup matches will be held between 14 June and 15 July, 2018, in 11 cities: Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Saransk. Moscow will become the main tournament city: organisers are going to host 12 matches here as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
The main event will take place at the Luzhniki Big Sports Arena. The championship will begin with the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Luzhniki will also host three group stage matches, a round of 16, a quarterfinal and a semifinal. Spartak Stadium will host another five games: four group stage matches and a round of 16.