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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.

NEWS

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).

Russian-UAE mutual visa waiver agreement

On February 17, 2019 the Agreement Between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Reciprocal Visa-Free Travel comes into force.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 23, 2016

"There is no place for double standards when it comes to combatting terrorism. No less than universal joint efforts are needed to form a broad counter-terrorism front, as President Vladimir Putin proposed at this podium one year ago.

On the Passing of Ambassador Vitaly I.Churkin

On February 20, 2017 His Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Vitaly I.Churkin suddenly passed away. Ambassador was in his office fulfilling his duties when the tragedy occurred.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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