26 April 2013, 17:14

Russia may offer visa waivers to EU athletes, delegates during Kazan, Sochi Olympics

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Russia is mulling visa waivers for athletes and delegates of EU member countries that will take part in the Kazan student games and 2014 Sochi Olympics, Russia’s ambassador at large Anzar Azimov told reporters Friday.

The announcement comes amid staggering EU-Russia talks on visa travel.

“Of course, we would love to have the visa regime scrapped by the time the Sochi Games kick off,” Ambasador Azimov said.

“But unfortunately, the EU has told us any discussions of this issue are premature and suggested we move step by step towards mutual liberalization of visa requirements.”

Voice of Russia, TASS

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