World Cup may boost Russia GDP by 150-210 billion rubles: organizing committee

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The soccer World Cup could boost Russia's gross domestic product (GDP) by 150 billion to 210 billion rubles ($2.43 billion-$3.40 billion) over the next five years, according to a study by the tournament's organizing committee released on Wednesday.

The study said that the World Cup added 867 billion rubles to Russia's GDP between 2013 and 2018.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Writing by Kevin O'Flynn; Editing by Polina Ivanova)

04/25/2018 4:24

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