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Russia Reportedly Set to Spend $20 Billion on 2018 World Cup

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Brazil put together a quite phenomenal tournament in 2014, but Russia is determined to go one better in four years’ time and is reportedly ready to spend $20 billion for 2018, per Alexander Smith of NBC News.

Smith reports that Russian president Vladimir Putin has devised a plan that will see World Cup stadiums and infrastructure cover an area of 1,500 miles, and it’s the country’s wealth that will bring his ambitious plans to life.

That's much less than Putin spent on the 2014 Winter Olympics, right? He spent $51 billion.

Russia, where $20 billion is chump change.

Putin' it on the credit card. Russian Express: Don't leave home without it!

Yakov Smirnoff quote

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