Russia gets next World Cup, and Putin's doing it big

Russia is hosting the next World Cup in 2018, and in classic Vladimir Putin style, they're doing it big.

Russia — under Putin's direction — spent $50 billion to put on the Sochi Games this past winter. (Via Getty Images) 

Now, according to NBC, Putin is only planning on spending $20 billion on the Russian World Cup — which is still almost double Brazil's record-setting price tag.

That money will go to building a proposed eight new stadiums, as well as all the accompanying infrastructure. 

To find out more about the next men's World Cup, watch this Newsy video. 


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