Russia to develop new tourism development strategy and simplify visa procedures

    Russia‘s Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin said a new strategy for the development of tourism will be finalised by Feb-2019 (Vedomosti/Kommersant, 30-Jan-2019). Mr Oreshkin noted the simplification of visa procedures is one of the measures proposed in the strategy. Mr Oreshkin identified shorter term, electronic visas as a potential solution.