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    Russia will introduce a simplified entry visa regime for Georgian citizens starting December 23.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia will introduce a simplified entry visa regime for Georgian citizens starting December 23, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

    "In the context of the continuing normalization of Russia-Georgia relations and in the interest of stimulating the positive trends between our countries, starting December 23, 2015, Georgian citizens will be able to receive working, study and humanitarian single- and multiple entry visas, as well as private visas…issued by Russian immigration authorities in line with standard regulations," the ministry said in a statement.

    The ministry added that a visa-free regime with Georgia may be introduced "on a reciprocal basis" sometime in the future.

    At present, the Russians can travel to Georgia without visas, but the Georgians must receive visas to enter the Russian Federation.

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