International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

World Cup Russia – Heritage Visits

World Cup Russia – Heritage Visits

On the occasion of Russia Day on 12 June, a national holiday in the Russian Federation that commemorates the adoption of the Russian constitution in 1990, ICCROM wishes to congratulate an important Member State in ICCROM's worldwide community.

We also wish to draw attention to this year’s FIFA World Cup, which will be held from 14 to 28 June at venues located in eleven cities in the Russian Federation.

Rich in culture and heritage, the Russian Federation offers many opportunities for cultural visits for those football fans and their families who are travelling to Russia to attend the matches. The stadiums are located in some of the most beautiful and historically significant cities in the Russian Federation.

The official UNESCO World Heritage List includes 28 cultural and natural properties in Russia, of which 17 are cultural sites and 11 are natural sites. These properties are detailed the UNESCO World Heritage List for the Russian Federation.

The museum sector is also highly developed in Russia, which boasts a vast number of museums and galleries, including art, archaeological, ethnographic, folk, historical and scientific museums. ICOM Russia advocates for the role of museums in the Russian Federation.

For more information, you can check the FIFA World Cup Fan Guide for Host Cities that was made to orient sports fans who may also be of a mind to enjoy heritage! Historical monuments and complexes, museums, galleries, parks and landscapes await those with a desire to explore.

We’ve also gathered a collection of links from the FIFA site for museums, exhibitions, galleries, monuments, theatres, churches, and monasteries in the eleven cities where the matches are happening.

Enjoy your travels in the Russian Federation!

 

Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg - World Cup 2018

 

Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad

 

Kazan

Kazan

 

Moscow

Moscow

 

Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny novgorod
© A.Savin, Wikimedia Commons

 

Rostov on Don

Rostov on Don

 

Samara

Samara
© Aleksandr Zykov

 

Saransk

Saransk regional museum
© Anna Katik

 

Sochi

Sochi

 

St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg russia

 

Volgograd

Volgograd