RUSSIAN LEADER’S STATEMENT CONCERNING VISA




Mustafa AY – TDO – 16.07.2018 2018 World Cup, which was hosted by Russia, finished with a final match between France and Crotia on Sunday. France defeated Crotia 4-2. This was the second time for France to take the World cup to its museum. The first one was in 1998 when France hosted World Cup organisation. After cup ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that foreign tourists, who possess identity card peculiar to football fans on, can benefit from visa-free privelege lasting till the end of 2018. By the virtue of granting visa-free privelege to foreign football lovers, Russian President assumes to alter the image of Russia and to advertise Russia in terms of tourism well.