FIFA announced on Saturday the venues for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the first one held in Russia. Moscow will have two venues for the Cup with the biggest stadium being the 89,000 seat Luzhniki Stadium, which is undergoing renovations that will be completed in 2016. The other Moscow stadium will be the new Spartak Stadium that will be completed in late 2013. The home of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, will hold World Cup matches in its soon to be completed Fisht Olympic Stadium. The other Russian cities to hold World Cup matches are St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, and Yekaterinburg. Some people are concerned about the distance between some venues. Yekaterinburg is the only venue east of the Ural Mountains, deemed to mark the separation of Europe and Asia. The furthest difference between cities are Yekaterinburg and Kaliningrad, a city between Poland and Lithuania, at 1,550 miles and spans through three time zones. Officials have said that numerous sporting events have gone off without a hitch when great distances were involved. In other World Cup news, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said that Russia's preparations for the 2018 World Cup were ahead of schedule.