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  • Founded in: 1749
  • Population: 1.1 million
  • Distance to Moscow: 1109 km

Known from the time of Herodotus as a land of warlike Scythians, the endless steppes of the Don river basin eventually became home to the freedom-loving Cossacks.

The flamboyant Cossack culture is still prevalent in Rostov-on-Don, a modern city of one million inhabitants overlooking the beautiful Don river. The village of “Starocherkasskaya”, located 27 kilometres from Rostov-on-Don, is the former capital of the Don Cossacks. Today it is a museum city and one of the area’s main tourist attractions.

Despite its profound history, Rostov-on-Don resembles a young and fresh city. The streets are romantically named Harmonious, Creative and Lucky streets. Here one can find the most unusual monuments: to a water pipe or to a newspaper reader.

River Don provides the city with the serene and picturesque sand beaches and unique cuisine, featuring fish and crayfish dishes.

Rostov-on-Don is situated about 1,000 kilometres southeast of Moscow and is a key transport and cultural hub of southern Russia.

FIFA Fan Fest™

FIFA Fan Fest Rostov 3D Rendering

Location: Theatre Square

Venue Capacity: 25,000

Cultural and Historical Value: Located in the historical and cultural city centre, Theatre Square is a unique complex of an architectural heritage. The main object of the square is the-72-metre-high Memorial Stele with a golden depiction of the Greek god Neek. This is a symbol of national freedom that is seen from almost any point in the city.

The spectacular fountain complex and the building of Rostov Academic Drama Gorki Theater, an outstanding monument of Soviet architecture, embellish the site. The complicated and remarkable design of the latter reminds us of a tractor, which is a symbolic tool of Soviet economy and agriculture.

Theatre Square is a regular venue for the mass public events, entertainment and sports events.

For more information on the FIFA Fan Fest in Rostov-On-Don during Russia 2018, head here!