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World Cup claimed to boost Russia's economy by nearly $31bn

MOSCOW (AP) Organizers of this summer's World Cup predict the total impact on the Russian economy could hit nearly $31 billion.

A new report on the economic impact of the tournament says the boost for the country's GDP could amount to between 1.62 trillion rubles ($26 billion) and 1.92 trillion rubles ($30.8 billion) over the 10 years from 2013 through to 2023.

That's attributed to growing tourism plus large-scale spending on construction.

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