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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Russia, U.S. May Ease Visa Regime 'In Foreseeable Future'

Wouldn't Russian intelligence and their buddies in the Russian mafia just love this?

From Novosti
Russia and the United States may ease or even cancel visa regime fairly soon, the head of the State Duma's committee on international affairs said on Wednesday.

Vladimir Putin told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in early March that Russia and the United States would take an "historic step" by abolishing visas. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said some two weeks later that Moscow is currently persuading the U.S. to sign an agreement to scrap visas for visits lasting under 90 days.

"The idea seems fantastic to some, but I'm convinced that it is pragmatic and may be implemented in the foreseeable future, if not the full abolishment then at least eased visa procedures," Konstantin Kosachev told the World Russian Forum annual conference in Washington.

He said that Russia was ready to ease visa regime on the condition that the concessions are mutual.

The Russian authorities have long been trying to persuade Europe to drop visas for Russian citizens, but their attempts have so far yielded no significant results.
Let's bypass the horse. This is like the Trojans handing the Greeks the keys to their city.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trevor -
A link to the following video was posted in the comments at MyPetJawa and thought you might be interested in this clever tune:
Complete History Of The Soviet Union, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris

6:23 AM  
Blogger Winston said...

It means Ruskies will leave the Ruskistan en masse.

2:41 PM  

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