Closing the European Games to Cost Azerbaijan 140 Million AZN
The closing ceremony of the European Games to be held on June 28 will cost the state budget 140 million manats, the Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov said.
In an interview with TASS, he reported that, together with unplanned expenditure, the budget for the entire Games was 1,174 million manats ($ 1.12 billion).
With regard to the opening and closing ceremonies, the overall cost will be 240 million manats - 100 million for opening and 140 million for closing.
According to unofficial information, the government spent a couple of dozen millions on the visits of international pop stars to the closing ceremony. The names of Madonna and a number of other world stars are called.
During the opening there was a performance by Lady Gaga, whom the government paid 2 million dollars for one song.
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