More than 50 sports facilities in the Nizhny Novgorod region since 2011 have passed the certification process in the framework of the preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. These objects were included in the national register of sports facilities under the Russian Sports Ministry.
According to Krasnov, 14 sports facilities in the region passed the inspection in 2015. The inspections confirmed that the facilities are safe for providing services in physical education and sport.
According to Krasnov, hotels and hostels were evaluated as well. 20 such sites have passed the classification (“star” rating) in 2015, 15 of them have received the certificates. Before July 2016, the region plans to examine more than 150 objects of tourism industry.
The Federation of restaurateurs and hoteliers of the Nizhny Novgorod region said earlier that by 2018 more than 200 accommodation facilities need to pass mandatory classification. In preparation for the 2018 World Cup, 14 hotels in Nizhny Novgorod were built or reconstructed; investors financed the works.