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Procedures for entering and exiting Russia have been set for foreign citizens taking part in international sports competitions

May 13, 2013

Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order On Procedures for Entering and Exiting the Russian Federation for Foreigners and Stateless Persons in Connection with International Sports Events.

Under the Order’s terms, foreigners and stateless persons taking part in international sports events (athletes, trainers, team officials, other members of foreign official delegations, sports judges and referees and other officials authorised by the organisers of respective international sports events) can enter and exit Russia without a visa, on the basis of ID documents recognised by the Russian Federation as such, and accreditation documents issued by the international sports event’s organisers.

Accreditation documents are issued by international sports events’ organisers after receiving the Russian Federal Security Service’s approval.

The Russian Government shall approve the list of international sports events and the length of time that foreign participants in these events can stay in Russia.

May 13, 2013