Oldest World Cup volunteer in history is ready for Russia 2018

Journalist (Russian): «And you fit [the requirements].» SOT, Nikolai Stepin, volunteer (Russian): «And I thought: 'Well, it's me.' Besides, it belongs to my character to help people. So I arrived to the volunteer center.» The oldest World Cup volunteer Nikolai Stepin, who is 80 years old, proudly showed off his Olympic trophies in Moscow, Tuesday, as he looked forward to the upcoming 2018... Еще World Cup, held in Russia. The pensioner always wanted to take part in the World Cup and he finally managed to fulfill his dream: Stepin registered as a volunteer, becoming the oldest registered volunteer at the world championship tournament. However, this is not going to be the first experience of volunteer work for Nikolai Stepin. In the past he had already been a volunteer at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, the Universiade in Kazan, the Tank biathlon and the Confederation Cup last year. Stepin carefully stored pictures, documents, certificates, jackets and medals from all the events, which he displayed to the cameras. One of the certificates was even signed by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. The octogenarian is especially proud of his Olympic trophies — a jacket and a backpack. Stepin wears the Olympic uniform from Sochi 2014 as he has not received the 2018 World Cup uniform yet. According to him, he will receive it on June 14, during the first session of volunteering.

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