Home > News > World News

Sochi volunteer visa law approved

Posted on Nov 28, 06:32PM | IANS

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.