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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Migrants use World Cup Fan IDs to try to enter EU

WVNTR – (The News) – A small number of migrants have used Russia’s World Cup ticketing system that allows visa-free travel for foreign fans to try to enter the European Union illegally, with neighbouring Belarus and Finland reporting cases. Moscow has implemented a Fan ID system that exempts visiting fans from Russia’s strict visa system […]

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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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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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These countries have the most positive influence on the world

WVN – The idea of the United States as a “shining city upon a hill” is most closely associated with President Ronald Reagan but has been used by politicians since the country’s earliest days. The founding founders wanted America to be a beacon of freedom and democracy that would light the way for the rest […]

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