Football is not just about superb skills and a thrilling drama, it's a business with hefty sums at stake. Here's a look at this week's spending stories collected from Russia's world of sports, mostly from football.
32 billion roubles will be spent on building sports infrastructure in the city of Saransk, which will host at least 4 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
21.2 billion roubles is the price tag for a stadium in Rostov-on-Don, another venue for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
104 million roubles were alleged embezzled in 2009-2012 by former head of Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Alexander Tarasov, who will now face a trial, together with another four officials.
3.5 million roubles is the price of the rent of the newly-opened Kazan Arena for FC Rubin.
2.2 million euro is the annual salary of CSKA Moscow’s new player, Roman Yeremenko, from Finland. Before joining the red and blue side, he played for Rubin, scoring 17 goals and making 17 assists in 100 matches.
200,000 roubles were lost by former Spartak player Velliton whose hotel room was robbed.
100,000 roubles is the fine slapped on Spartak for setting on fire a CSKA flag during the derby in Round 4.
20,000 roubles will be paid as a fine by Spartak’s Sergey Parshivlyuk for unsportsmanlike behaviour in the same derby against CSKA, when the red and white won 1-0.
900-9,000 roubles is the price for the opening match at Spartak’s new stadium in the northwest of Moscow.
Author: Mikhail Vesely