Sochi volunteer visa law approved

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 03:50 hrs

Moscow, Nov 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's upper house of parliament Wednesday approved a bill simplifying visa procedures for foreign volunteers at the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The legislation would halve visa processing times for the as−yet unknown portion of the 25,000 volunteers to come from abroad.

The bill now goes to President Vladimir Putin for signing into law.

−−IANS/RIA Novosti

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