Waste sorting is largely a foreign concept in Russia. Saransk is one of the few towns with an appropriate number of recycling bins.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in 12 Russian football arenas. Many were specially refurbished, others purpose-built. Paying for their maintenance will be challenging for cities once the excitement dies down.
Kaliningrad has inaugurated a new football stadium built for the 2018 World Cup. It could quickly come to symbolize the financial burden that Russia will have with such facilities after the tournament is over.
Portugal will face Uruguay in the last 16 after a 1-1 draw with Iran, who almost knocked the European champions out in stoppage time. In Kaliningrad, Spain came from behind to eke out a tie with Morocco, topping Group B.
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