Participants coming from visa countries are obliged to get visas for entry into the Russian Federation. Visas are issued by Russian Consular Institutions. For getting visa it is necessary to have an individual visa invitation from the Organizing Committee.

Invitation Regulations:

I. For countries from European Union

Agreement between the Russian Federation and European Community about Simplification of Visa Issuing for Citizens of the EU came into operation on the 1st of June 2007. In the Agreement it is stipulated that visas for people who enter the country by sport exchange are executed according to the letter of the receiving organization (Invitation from OC).  Written appeal (Invitation from OC), on the basis of which visas will be issued should contain the detailed information on the invited person (first and last name, date of birth, sex, citizenship, № of passport, terms and aim of the trip, number of entries). Above mentioned written appeals (Invitations from OC) should be submitted to Consular Institutions.

Participants from the following countries receive visas according to such regulations: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland.

For getting invitation according to such rules, please, fill in the form F1A. The form F1A should be sent via e-mail to by 20.10.2012.

Please, clarify in the Embassy or Consulate where you’re going to apply for visa, if they need the original visa invitation or the scanned copy will be enough! If the original document is necessary, please write in the form F1A postal address, where the original invitation should be sent to.

! Note, that after submitting the invitation to the Embassy or the Consulate, the terms of visa issuing will be not less than 7 days!

II. For countries not from European Union

Invitations for participants from non EU countries are executed through the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. For every foreign citizen the OC should enter an application of a standard pattern to the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Besides passport data this application contains position, full address of the place of work, terms of stay in Russia, place of getting visa abroad (that means one exact city, where there is Russian Consular Institution). Clear copy of the first page of the foreign passport is enclosed to such application (spelling of the first and last name, № of passport, place and date of birth, expiry date and sex should be clearly seen in the copy). As soon as the invitation is ready, the OC will inform the participant about the invitation number in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, with which you may get visa in mentioned Consular Institution of the Russian Federation. Such visa invitations are issued 30 days before the arrival into the Russian Federation.

The Organizing Committee will issue such visa invitations during the period from 01.10.2012 till 20.10.2012.

For getting the invitation according to such regulations you are to fill in the form F1. The application and the clear copy of the passport should be submitted via e-mail to by 20.10.2012.

! We kindly ask you to provide the Organizing Committee with all the necessary documents for getting visa invitations and obtaining visas for entry into the Russian Federation in time.

After 20.10.2012 the forms F1 and F1A will not be accepted!