SOT, Vladimir Putin, Russian President: ‘How much money did tourists spend here?” SOT, Alexey Sorokin, CEO of Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (Russian): “We already have the rough numbers. In Moscow — 1.7 billion roubles ($26.6 million), we are calculating the gross amount, it is about 100 billion roubles ($1.6 billion).” *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* Head of FIFA 2018 World Cup Local... Еще Organising Committee Alexey Sorokin revealed the viewing and financial figures from the tournament during a meeting of the Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports and the Supervisory Board of the Organizing Committee-2018 in Kaliningrad on Friday. “Speaking of broadcasting, the World Cup TV audience will exceed 3 billion people and the final match TV audience was more than 1 billion people roughly estimated,” Sorokin said. He also mentioned that more than 3 million people watched World Cup matches at the stadiums. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who chaired the meeting, established a special FIFA World Cup 2018 award for “those who greatly contributed to this huge project.” The FIFA World Cup 2018 took place in 11 cities in Russia from June 14 till July 15. France won the final against Croatia. The team will hold this title until FIFA World Cup 2022 which will take place in Qatar.