Russia to allocate 1 billion ruble for organizing final stage of Eurovision-2009
10 December 2008 16:29 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Lachin Sultanova â€“ APA. Russia will allocate 1 billion ruble from the federal budget for organizing the final stage of Eurovision-2009 in Moscow, Mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov said this while receiving the â€œkeysâ€ to the event from Mayor of Belgrade Dragan Dilas, APA reports. He said that the exact amount of the money would be specified soon. European Broadcasting Union will allocate 5 million Swiss francs for the contest. Mayor said Olimpiyskiy complex, where the final of the contest would be held, would be modernized. VIP-zone will be set up there, the seats will be changed. Yury Luzhkov also said that the specialists, who participated in organizing Eurovision-2008, would be invited from Belgrade. First deputy mayor of Moscow Valeri Vinogradov said 22 hotels would receive the guests coming to Russiaâ€™s capital to watch the contest.