Russian Minister of Culture at the "government hour" in the State Duma proposed to abolish visas for travel to the event

Ministry of Culture proposes to abolish visa requirements for up to 10 days for foreign citizens traveling to Russia to international events, said Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky on "government hour" in the State Duma on Wednesday."

We get fewer tourists because of the complicated visa regime. Ministry acted in the past year with two initiatives, one of them is under discussion

 There should be the abolition of the visa regime for 10 days for a wide range of countries, whose residents come to the event: championships, festivals, "he said.

Minister of Culture added that it is also on the simplification or abolition of the visa regime for 72 hours for transit tourists traveling from Asia to Europe.

According to the Minister of Culture, the agency is preparing a number of legislative projects to contribute to the development of tourism.