The logo was then projected onto the iconic Bolshoi Theater building in the heart of Russian capital, Moscow.
The ceremony was broadcast live during the popular Evening Urgant television talk show, which was attended by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, Italian football great Fabio Cannavaro and Russia's sports minister, Vitaly Mutko.
Blatter, who saw the logo before the show, said that he liked it very much as it reflected the heart and soul of Russia as well the country’s cultural traditions, TASS news agency reports.
In his earlier interview with FIFA’s official website, Mutko, said that "winning the right to host the FIFA World Cup was a dream come true for millions of Russians."
"To creatively capture the essence of this remarkable historic moment inspiration was drawn from both Russia's rich artistic tradition and its history of bold achievement and innovation," he said. "I hope that fans around the world will appreciate and love the Russia 2018 emblem.”