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    A mutual visa-free regime came into force between Russia and Macedonia on Friday.

    MOSCOW, October 31 (RIA Novosti) - A mutual visa-free regime came into force between Russia and Macedonia on Friday.

    The agreement on visa-free mutual visits for citizens of the two countries was signed on June 19.

    The agreement enables mutual visa-free travel for businessmen, citizens traveling to participate in professional, scientific and technological, educational, cultural and sports activities, short-term training, medical treatment, as well as for private purposes for a period of up to 90 days, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

    "Tourists [from Russia and Macedonia] will be allowed to stay in each other's countries without a visa for up to 30 days if they have appropriate documents confirming their travel itinerary," the ministry also said.

    However, people traveling for the purpose of employment must still apply for an appropriate visa.

    In the Balkans, Russia also enjoys visa-free travel regime with Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro.

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