As you might expect, Russian cities vary enormously. From the chocolate box skylines created by fairytale spires to grey industrial complexes, from Soviet-era Brutalism to warm water seaside spas, you can find it all.
We look at each World Cup host city and suggest where to stay and how to get around. We examine diversity and football culture. And for each city we give an overview of the situation for minorities, interesting spots to visit and local organisations it might be useful to know about.