Putin says Russia will not stint on spending for 2018 World Cup

Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:41am EST
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia would not stint on spending money to stage the soccer World Cup in 2018 at an end-of-year news conference on Thursday.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Alexander Winning, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, December 18, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev