President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Sunday expresses the intention of the country to provide visa-free entry for football fans till the end of this year.
Putin made this known shortly after the World Cup finals between France and Croatia.
It would be recalled that France won the match by 4 goals to 2.
Putin said, “I think that we will provide visa-free entrance to Russia for foreign fans, who currently have fan IDs, until the end of 2018. This will be a multiple entry visa-free regime.”
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The President expressed optimism that football fans will seize the rare privilege to “come to Russia more than once with friends and members of their families.”
TheEcho recalls that Russia, the hosts of the world football tournament crashed out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage when they were defeated by Croatia.