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Free visas for participants of Sochi World Festival of Youth and Students

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Free visas for participants of Sochi World Festival of Youth and Students


World Festival of Youth and Students, participants of the World Festival of Youth and Students to take place in Sochi this autumn will get free Russian visas, according to TASS.

Answering reporters’ questions, the Head of the International Youth Cooperation Committee of the Russian Federation Grigory Petushkov has claimed that Russian Foreign Ministry approved of the decision to issue visas for foreigners taking part in the festival on preferential terms. Moreover, he has noted that this category of people will go through simplified procedures.

The official touched upon questions of flights for festival participants, having stated that after the technical assignment is defined and Russian airline companies declare prices for charter flights, all necessary information will be provided for the foreign partners. They will make a final decision on arranging flights for Sochi festival participants.

It should be reminded that XIX World Festival of Youth and Students will take place in Russia from 14th until 22nd of October 2017. More than one hundred applications for participation were registered from almost all countries of the world; the organizing committee selected more than 20 thousand of them.

Russkiy Mir Foundation signed an agreement about collaboration with the National Festival Committee and is actively taking part in coordination of its activities.

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