Zabivaka is the official mascot of the 2018 Soccer World Cup to be held in Russia. Represented by an anthropomorphic wolf in a white and blue shirt with the words " RUSSIA 2018" , and wearing orange sports glasses. The colors of his uniform (white, blue and red) are those of the Russian team . The student designer of the mascot is Ekaterina Bocharova, and was selected by voting on the Internet.
The results of the election were announced on October 22, 2016 in the "Evening Urgant" program on the first Russian television network. The wolf obtained 53% of the votes, surpassing the tiger (27%). The cat, with 20% of the votes, was in third place. More than 1 million people took part in the voting, which took place during September 2016 on the FIFA platforms, as well as during the live broadcast on the first Russian television network, where the results of the creative competition were announced.