Russia goes visa free for final

Football fans will be able to travel to Russia without visas.

    Who will lift the trophy in Moscow?
    [GALLO/GETTY]

    Russia's president has signed a decree allowing visa-free entry for spectators of next week's Uefa Champions League final.

    Dmitry Medvedev also signed an amended law that will allow the suspension of visa regulations for other special events, such as the 2014 Winter Olympics.

    The Champions League final next Wednesday in Moscow pits English teams Manchester United and Chelsea against each other at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium.

    The tens of thousands of British fans attending the game will be allowed into Russia without visas as long as they can show tickets to the match.

    Russia has sought to position itself as a major venue for international sports events, but these initiatives have been shadowed by the country's bureaucratic visa procedure.

     

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.