27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Vladimir Putin introduces visa-free regime for foreign athletes

President of Russia 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, the official presidential website Kremlin.ru reports.

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.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate