Envoy Valery Yermolov: Russia beckons with 2-month Open Door policy for World Cup 2018

Football Diplomacy

Envoy Valery Yermolov: Russia beckons with 2-month Open Door policy for World Cup 2018

One of the immigration terms a World Cup host country needs to concede is to offer visa-free travel during the duration of the tournament. Russian ambassador to Malaysia Yermolov tells AWANI Review’s Ibrahim Sani what better time to mark 60-years of Russo-Malaysia ties than to make that visit now.

Come the Russian summer in June-July this year, all eyes will be on Moscow – and ten other far flung cities in the federation – which plays host to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This, therefore, will be a very busy time for members of the Russian foreign service whose task on the diplomatic front is to promote greater people-to-people contact to make Russia 2018 – the 21st FIFA World Cup Football tournament a success. Ambassador Valery Yermolov outlined the...

SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR UNLIMITED ACCESS
Existing subscribers click on Sign In