Russian Visa News

Foreign athletes may be allowed to enter Russia without visas

Foreign athletes may be allowed to enter Russia without visas

Monday, March 25, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting of the Presidential Council for Sport in Kazan on March 19, proposed to introduce a visa-free regime for foreign athletes participating in sports competitions in Russia. Read
The question about the passengers data transfer could hinder negotiations between Russia and the EU

The question about the passengers data transfer could hinder negotiations between Russia and the EU

Monday, March 18, 2013
The General Director of the European Commission for Home Affairs Stefano Manservizi expressed concern about Russian requirement to provide the personal data of the air passengers arriving in Russia. In his judgment this requirement may slow down the negotiations on the mutual abolition of visas. Read
Germany abolished visas for Russian official passport

Germany abolished visas for Russian official passport

Monday, March 11, 2013
Germany and Luxembourg are ready to introduce visa-free regime for Russians with official passports, – informs the newspaper “Kommersant”. The country head of the German MFA Guido Westerwelle and Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich informed on the change of their position the European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström. Read
Russian MFA has agreed to assist in issuance of Russian visas to foreigners

Russian MFA has agreed to assist in issuance of Russian visas to foreigners

Monday, March 4, 2013
The MFA Consular Department expressed the readiness to help foreigners in solving problems with Russian visas within its competence: the agreement was consolidated at a meeting of the Director of the MFA Consular Department Andrey Karlov and the President of the Association of Tour Operators, the head of the Federal Tourism Agency Alexander Radkov. Read
Russia and Italy have discussed the prospects of tourism development

Russia and Italy have discussed the prospects of tourism development

Monday, February 25, 2013
A meeting took place in Moscow between Alexander Radkov, the head of Rostourism, and Marco Bruskini, the head of the Russian representative office of the Tourism National Agency of Italy, – informs the press-service of the Federal Tourism Agency. Read
Foreigners refuse to travel to Russia because of the visa centers

Foreigners refuse to travel to Russia because of the visa centers

Monday, February 18, 2013
The chairman of the Travel Industry Association of Kaliningrad Tamara Toporova informed of the negative consequences for the tourist industry after the Russian visa centers opening in Europe. Read
Ministry of Transport proposed to employ foreign pilots

Ministry of Transport proposed to employ foreign pilots

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Russian Transport Ministry proposed to set a quota of 200 persons for foreign pilots to work in the Russian airlines. Read
Negligent employers will be deprived of quota for foreign workers

Negligent employers will be deprived of quota for foreign workers

Monday, February 4, 2013
Moscow authorities will be able to withdraw the granted quota to employ foreign workers in Russia, if the employer who receives quota is caught out in violation of the Russian legislation and the Labour Code. Read
Undesirable foreigners will be deported from Russia without trial

Undesirable foreigners will be deported from Russia without trial

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
January 29, 2013 in Russia, the order of Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev enter into force, it will change the rules of the expulsion of undesirable persons, citizens of other countries, from Russia. The power-wielding structures will initiate the deportation and the Russian Interior Minister or his deputy will authorize it, – informs the newspaper “RBC daily”. Read
Single tickets will disappear in Moscow subway

Single tickets will disappear in Moscow subway

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Since February 2013, in Moscow the new structure of tickets for public transport will be introduced. So, from June, 1 they stop selling tickets for one or two trips in subway, only the tickets for 5 or more trips will remain. Instead of single tickets for those who use the subway occasionally, a ticket valid for 90 minutes and at a price of 50 rubles is introduced. It is valid for one trip in subway and unlimited travel on surface transport during the specified period. Another card of similar type, which the authorities expect to be in demand among the guests of Moscow, will be valid for to the duration of the 24 hours, but it will cost 200 rubles. Read
Russia will abolish quotas for highly qualified specialists

Russia will abolish quotas for highly qualified specialists

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved the submitted to the Duma draft amendments to the Federal Law “On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation”, which should prevent the installation of quotas for work invitations issue for the highly qualified foreign specialists. Read
Russian visa center opens in Portugal

Russian visa center opens in Portugal

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Visa Center was created under the Russian President’s approved concept for a new approach to the execution of the regular visa documents in order to improve services for foreign nationals wishing to enter the Russian territory. Read

Tourist visa

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