Before the World Cup finals in St. Petersburg stole Zabivaku
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Before the World Cup finals, the wolf figure Zabivaki was stolen from the lawn on the Zelenogorsk highway in the St. Petersburg village of Solnechnoye, spokeswoman for the Kurortny district, Larisa Shaimukhanova, said.
“They stole it at the weekend, before the final match. It’s impossible to establish the exact time [of the figure’s disappearance], since there are no cameras in this area. Zabivaka was there on Friday evening, no more on Sunday morning,” she said.
Shaimukhanova clarified that the cost of the figure with a height of 180 cm - 348 thousand rubles. The press service of the State Ministry of Internal Affairs in St. Petersburg told RBC that information about the theft is being established.
In addition to the wolf Zabivak, the tiger and the cat claimed the role of the symbol of the 2018 World Cup. The wolf was selected by a vote on the FIFA website last October.
The World Cup ended in a victory for France on July 15th.