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| 25 April, 2018

World Cup may boost Russia GDP by 150-210bln roubles per year -org committee

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from June 14 to July 15

An interior view shows the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia, December 1, 2017.

An interior view shows the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia, December 1, 2017.

REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW - The soccer World Cup could boost Russia's gross domestic product (GDP) by 150 billion to 210 billion roubles per year over the next five years, according to a study by the tournament's organising committee released on Wednesday.

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

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