3. Speak on an international sporting event in Mordovia


The international tennis tournament “Challenge” of a $25,000 prize fund takes place yearly in Saransk since 2003.

The International Sport Forum „Russia – Country of Sports” was held in Saransk, Mordovia, Russia on 8-11 September with the participation of more than 3000 participants

In 2005 the republic held the small Olimpic Games of the Povolozhskiy federal region.

In March was European Cup in BMX.

Several years ago in Saransk was IAAF World Championship.

This year, the complex “Start” held the All-Russia junior football cup tournament of the professional league “Nadezhda”.

2016 ISU Junior Grand Prix

The FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA, it is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to July 2018 after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. The final tournament will involve 32 national teams, which include 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on 15 July in Moscow. Saransk is one of the host cities.

Now, the preparation of necessary infrastructure for such a large scale event is being done. Stadiums, training grounds and hotels are being built and reconstructed; the redevelopment of urban areas is progressing in the city.

Facilities of transport infrastructure such as motor roads, bridges, transport junctions, railway terminals and parking areas are being built and reconstructed.

Airport systems is to be modernized to receive fans from different countries of the world which will gather by the thousands to see matches of national teams. Recently Aeroproject has prepared architectural and technical decisions on a project to build a new terminal and to increase the capacity of the terminal in Saransk Airport. Construction and installation operations will start just this year. The new terminal will be decorated with respect of national symbols of the Republic of Mordovia.

The FIFA World Cup carries a powerful appeal as millions of fans and all the global media follow the tournament in Saransk. Our republic will be a revelation, with its rich history, culture and, most importantly, its genuine and hospitable people. The 2018 FIFA World Cup is a story about the new, dynamic Mordovia, reinventing itself through football. We are ready to tell this story to the world.