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SBD Global/July 12, 2013/Olympics

Russia's Federation Council Drafts Law To Prohibit Foreign Involvement In Int'l Events

Russia’s Federation Council has drafted a law that will prohibit foreign nationals from working at large-scale int'l events in Russia, according to RAPSI. Kurgan Region Upper House member Sergei Lisovsky "believes only Russian nationals should be allowed to work at large competitions," with foreign performers and directors the only exception. Lisovsky said that "the idea came to him when he read in the documents" of the IOC that a Greek promotion company and its staff "will be entrusted with organizing part of the Sochi Winter Games." Lisovsky said he fears "the situation with the foreign entities will be same during the 2018 FIFA World Cup" (RAPSI, 7/11).
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