About Russia & Moscow
This is not Russia nor Moscow's first time to host major international sporting events. Moscow hosted the 1980 Summer Games and the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships, while Russia will host the 2014 Summer Games in Sochi and the 2018 World Cup.
Moscow is the capital and largest city in Russia with major political, economic, cultural, historical, transport and educational influences on the rest of the country. It is the seventh most populous city in the world, with a population of over 11 million. Moscow is home to over 60 stadiums, of which the Luzhniki Stadium (home to the 2013 IAAF World Championships) is the largest, the forth biggest in Europe in fact!
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