MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In April, the Russian parliament adopted amendments to the country's legislation, easing the process of football fans to enter Russia from other countries during the Confederations Cup and the FIFA World Cup. On May 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law amending the corresponding legislation.
"In order to ease entry for foreign football fans to Russian territory during sports events such as the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russian legislation has been amended. [Under these amendments] they would need only a passport and a fan ID in print copy. Therefore, foreign football fans would not need to attain visas," Ivanov said.
The 2017 Confederations Cup will start on Saturday and will continue until July 2. The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 Russian cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi and Volgograd.