A road has flooded outside a designated World Cup hotel in Nizhny Novgorod, leaving cars half-submerged and forcing local residents and visitors to wade through knee-deep water.
The flood followed a rain shower in the central Russian city, but it abated soon after.
One television cameraman removed his trousers and waded through the water in his underwear while filming.
A hotel staff member also had to get through the water to retrieve possessions from his parked car.
The Hampton by Hilton is on the other side of the city to the World Cup stadium.