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Thursday, May 10 2018 - 10:00
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The President of Russia Vladimir Putin Has Received a FAN ID
MOSCOW, May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

     The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation 
has reported that the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin 
received a FAN ID of the 2018 FIFA World Cup(TM). The official ceremony took 
place in the FAN ID Distribution Center in the Sochi Olympic Park. During the 
event the Head of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian 
Federation Nikolai Nikiforov informed the President of the Russian Federation 
Vladimir Putin about the implementation of the FAN ID project. The FIFA 
President Gianni Infantino also received a FAN ID.

    To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: 
https://www.multivu.com/players/uk/8325451-fan-id-vladimir-putin-world-cup

    "Russia is the first country in the world that implemented the FAN ID 
project at the FIFA matches. The unique technology makes it possible to verify 
the tournament participants in advance and ensure a high level of security 
during the matches. We successfully tried out this technology at the FIFA 2017 
Confederations Cup. In total, we can issue up to two million FAN IDs. Over 675 
thousand FAN IDs have been applied for up till now," said the Head of the 
Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.

    A FAN ID is a personalized spectator's card, which is part of the football 
fan identification system. The executive contractor for the implementation of 
the project is the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian 
Federation.

    FAN ID is personal, issued free of charge once for all the FWC2018 matches. 
Every spectator who has purchased a FWC2018 match ticket must receive a FAN ID. 
In order to do this one must submit an application at http://www.fan-id.ru or 
register at a FAN ID Distribution Center. In combination with a match ticket a 
FAN ID ensures comfortable and fast access to the stadium for all spectators. 
Foreign spectators can enter Russia with a FAN ID visa-free. FAN ID also 
entitles its holder to free travel on special trains between the FWC2018 host 
cities and on public transport of the host cities on match days. FAN ID is 
issued in the FAN ID Distribution Centers in Russia, foreign offices of 
Rossotrudnichestvo, VFS Global Visa Application Centers worldwide, or you can 
have one delivered by mail.

(Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/688377/Russian_Federation_FAN_ID.jpg )


Source:  Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
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