Three Nigerian citizens attempt to enter Estonia using World Cup fan pass

The Estonian-Russian border. Photo is illustrative. Source: Postimees/Scanpix WVNTR – (BNS) – The Estonian Border Guard on Monday sent back three Nigerian citizens from the Estonian-Russian border after the three individuals attempted to enter Estonia using World Cup fan passes. The three Nigerian citizens, born in 1993, 1991 and 1998, arrived at the railway border […]

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2018 FIFA World Cup: Foreign visitors will spend over $1.6 billion in Russia

WVNTR – Russian economy is expecting to get a significant financial boost from an increased tourist flow during the FIFA World Cup, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development said. “According to our estimates, foreigners will spend over 100 billion rubles ($1.6 billion) during the World Cup in Russia,” Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin told […]

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Russia’s Abramovich obtains Israeli citizenship to become Israel’s wealthiest man

WVNTR – (TASS) – Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich arrived in Israel on Monday and left in several hours after obtaining an Israeli domestic passport, a source in the Israeli authorities told TASS. “He arrived to obtain citizenship, stayed in the country for several hours and has already left Israel,” he source said. The Times of […]

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Abramovich Faces Delay in Getting U.K. Visa Renewal

WVNTR – (Bloomberg) – Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire who owns London’s Chelsea Football Club, is unable to travel to the U.K. at the moment because of delays renewing his visa, according to people familiar with the situation. Abramovich, who didn’t watch his team win the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, hasn’t been […]

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Estonia issues three large investor residence permits in 2017

Euros. Source: (Benoit Tessier/Illustration/Reuters/Scanpix) WVN – Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) issued three large investor residence permits, to qualify for which individuals had to invest at least €1 million in Estonia. All three recipients were Russian citizens, daily Eesti Päevaleht reports. As only three large investor residence permits were applied for last year, […]

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Russian Asylum Applications In US Hit 24-Year Record

People queue for visas and other consular services at the U.S. embassy in Moscow. Asylum applications surged by nearly 40 percent last year, the fifth year in a row in which there has been an increase in the number of Russians seeking refuge in the United States. WVN – (VOA) – The number of asylum […]

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Russia says US building ‘visa wall’ after Bolshoi dancers denied entry

WVN – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has condemned denial of US visas to Bolshoi Theatre artists from performing in New York. The press release says: Two days ago, we pointed out that the problem with US visas created by the US authorities is hindering the maintenance of business, cultural, sports and […]

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