As stated by the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, tougher passports regulations for citizens of former Soviet states crossing Russia's borders could be passed by Russia in the current year.
Russia will waive visa fees for all athletes and officials participating at this year's world athletics championships, Moscow organisers said on Monday.
Foreigners coming to Russia may be denied entry for 10 years if they repeatedly violate immigration rules, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, European Commission Chairman Jose Manuel Barroso and representatives of other EU countries took part in the conference “Russia-European Union: Potential for Partnership,” which was held in Moscow last week.
The Federal Air Transport Agency is negotiating an agreement on standardizing security checks at Russian and EU airports, according to which Russian nationals transiting from one European country to another may be able to travel without repeat security screenings at European airports.
Russian prosecutors and tax inspectors showed up Thursday at the offices of the respected human rights group Memorial to launch a “ comprehensive check,” the organization’s press secretary said, adding that they were accompanied by reporters from pro-government NTV television.