Russian Olympic volunteers have problems getting UK visas

Russian volunteers who plan to travel to London to attend the Olympic Games have problems getting British visas.

 "Although they applied for visas in advance the British side has been delaying the issuance of visas to volunteers of the Sochi-2014 Organizing Committee, who are to manage the work of the Russia. Sochi. Park hospitality area during London's Olympic Games opening this week. We are concerned about the situation, as the Russian project is in jeopardy," said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich.

"We hope that the British authorities, as the hosts of the Olympic Games, responsible for organizing events, will resolve this problem and Russian citizens will get the requested visas," he said in answer to reporters' questions, circulated on Tuesday.

The settlement of this problem would help shape a favorable background for the Olympic Games, he said.

"We remain in contact on this issue with British officials in Moscow and in London, who, however, have been citing bureaucratic formalities," Lukashevich said.

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