Accreditation through the city press centers, which are designed to help journalists who cover cultural and sporting events during the World Cup matches, is available at the website footballcitymediacenter.ru. The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 through July 15, 2018. The city press centers are run by Rossiya Segodnya media group. Such press centers were successfully organized during the 2017 Confederations Cup and at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The Rossiya Segodnya team will offer accredited journalists with an eventful business program, which will include press conferences and briefings with top officials in the host regions and cities, travel industry leaders, and celebrities. Journalists will have access to fully equipped workplaces, free Wi-Fi, and lockers, and be able to follow matches at the press centers. Moreover, each press center will organize presentations of their respective host region and offer an extensive sightseeing program for media.
Rossiya Segodnya is a multimedia international news and information agency with a mission to provide prompt and balanced coverage of global news, and to inform international audiences about different views on key events, including stories that other media keep silent on. Rossiya Segodnya has a range of information resources, including Sputnik, RIA Novosti, R-Sport, RIA Real Estate, RIA Rating, Prime, and InoSMI.