The fan IDs that allowed ticket-holders to enter Russia during the World Cup that was initially scheduled to expire on July 25 has been extended by Putin until the end of 2018.
President Vladimir Putin made this announcement after the World Cup final on Sunday.
“I think we will do the following: for foreign fans who currently have fan IDs, we will give them multi-entry visa-free travel until the end of the year,” Putin told reporters
“All behaved perfectly well, demonstrating the best qualities of sports fans. They showed that sport and football can manage not to divide people and not lead to fights and disputes, but unite people on the basis of common values,” he added.