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Visa-free entry to Russia on FAN IDs can be available till the Winter Universiade 2019  10.08.2018 13:25

According to the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, the Russian government is discussing the issue of a visa-free entry to Russia available till the Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk for foreign guests holding FAN IDs.

"We are working on this issue; there are different views on this matter but it is being worked out," O. Golodets said.

Olga Golodets visited Krasnoyarsk to participate in the forum of the International Federation of Student Sports and discuss the preparations for the Universiade with the government of the region.

The Winter Universiade is scheduled to take place from March 2 to 12, 2019 in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk.

FAN ID is a personalized card of viewer which was specially designed for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and served as a part of the identification system of football fans. In July, the State Duma passed a law allowing FAN ID holders to visit Russia without visas till the end of the year.