Unfortunately our service does not provide an assessment on the potential winners of the Russia World Cup. We definitely will not comment on England’s prospects!
But as a company, if you have any senior executives who are considering attending the event – Have you started preparations for their visit? Have you conducted any risk assessment for their health and safety? The tournament is being played over 12 venues from Kaliningrad Stadium in the West to Yekaterinburg in the East (over 1900 miles apart): What are the risks? Do your executives need any personal security?
Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika announced, in February 2018, that the number of terrorism-related crimes in Russia, in 2017, were reduced by 16% and 24 terrorist attacks were prevented. However, a high profile tournament will be an attractive target for terrorists particularly given Russia’s continual overt and covert involvement in Syria and Ukraine. Other risks could include planned hooliganism, indiscriminate & targeted racism & xenophobic assaults, local crime, scams (especially involving the sale of match tickets) and travel & transport concerns between venues, to name a few.
Page Group has a developed a network of law enforcement and intelligence sources, located in all 12 host cities, through whom we can gain vital information to provide either national or region/event specific overviews of the potential threats and risks. These assessments can be provided prior to the tournament, to determine whether personal security is required, as well as on a weekly or daily basis during the tournament. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require our assistance.
Page Group is also experienced in arranging and managing executive protection details to suit each Client’s requirements.