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Entry proceedures for FAN ID holders and their immediate relatives willing to visit Russia

According to the Federal Law No. 331 foreign nationals and stateless persons, who have obtained a FAN ID before or during The 2018 FIFA World Cup can enter the Russian Federation without a visa till the end of 2018. In connection with adoption of the law the following procedure for obtaining visas by close relatives of FAN ID holders is introduced.


E-visas for Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region

Since October 1, 2019 citizens of certain foreign countries may arrange through a special website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs single-entry Business, Humanitarian and Tourist Visas in the form of an electronic document (electronic visa, e-visa) to visit the territory of the city of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region.

Opinion of Maria Zakharova!

There were numerous reports saying that Spiegel and Süddeutsche Zeitung received a video recording of someone posing as a niece of a Russian oligarch with an Austrian politician. This video was acquired from a company that bought the recording for a reported amount of 600,000 euros. Finally, the whole story turned out to be a planned provocation featuring a Bosnian student who was hired for a generous sum of money. Surely, the German journalists behind this fake story have to explain themselves, to say the least. How come they were the ones who got their hands on this piece of fake information that they put in the spotlight, having added more misinformation?

Emergency Response Capacity of the World Food Programme benefits from a donation of 97 Trucks and 30 Trailers by the Russian Federation

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | 21 May 2019: The World Food Programme welcomes the Russian Federation’s donation of 97 KAMAZ trucks and 30 trailers, which will greatly help enhance its transport capacity. Today’s handover marks another important milestone in the historic and long-lasting partnership between the Russian Federation and WFP in the area of logistical technologies. This recent donation will contribute to boosting the operational performance of three of WFP Regional Fleet Hubs, namely in the UAE, Ghana and Uganda.

Article by Andrei Krutskikh, Ambassador at Large of the Russian Federation, Special Presidential Representative for international cooperation in information security, published in the Kommersant business daily on March 27, 2019

Against the backdrop of the habitual – even ritual – anti-Russia propaganda, some voices of reason have been heard lately among American experts. Of particular interest in this regard is the recent article by the Daily Beast titled "This Hotline Could Keep the U.S. and Russia from Cyberwar". No doubt, for the professionals who have closely followed the development of the situation this publication will hardly be an eye-opener. What is important is that the article openly admits that the absence of a depoliticized expert dialogue between Russia and the U.S. on international information security is not only a road to nowhere but also a dangerous course fraught with further misunderstanding and a risk of a large-scale conflict.

Information on the Implementation of the Tax Free System in the Russian Federation

Since April 2018, the value-added tax refund system (Tax Free System) has been launched in the Russian Federation. To be eligible for a VAT refund, you must be a citizen of a foreign country outside of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU – the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation).


PARUS International Music Festival November 2d

PARUS International Music Festival is committed to curating the best from the best on its immense line-up. M Premiere presents the third day, a unique combination of genres in a concert featuring longtime favorites. A ballet supernova Sergey Polunin with his “once every hundred years” talent, a significant Serbian music phenomenon Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra, and mysterious Zemfira lighting up Events Arena on 2 November 2019.

PaRUS Fight Championship

M Premiere, BY and VISTA present PaRUS Fight Championship on 3 November at Jumeiarh Beach Hotel. The final festival day will feature the combination of mixed martial arts and music. The legendary venue of PARUS will become the biggest open-air cage for fighters from the UK, Brazil, Russia, Jordan, Lebanon and USA featuring honored guest and Bellator heavyweight striker Sergei Kharitonov.

Valeriy Meladze March 27-29, 2019

M Premiere cordially invites you to attend the prestigious Russian Seasons by Evgeniy Morozov, which will take place at opulent Al Falak Ballroom of the World’s Most Luxurious hotel Burj Al Arab. The most exclusive gala evenings will host the most famous Russian pop-singer Valeriy Meladze who will engage you in a spellbinding musical performance.

"RUSSIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL" New Year Music Festival in Abu Dhabi

From 31 December 2018 to 8 January 2019 Abu Dhabi will host a mega music festival of Russian popular music with 14 concert programs in 8 days on various venues across the city.

Tourist visas for the citizens of Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Stateless (refugees)

Attention: The tourist visa application process for the citizens of Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Stateless (refugees) takes not less than 20 working days (approximately 30 calendar days)!

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