Participants in the finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) will enter Russia using a simplified visa procedure. The relevant directive was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
The ICPC participants, organisers and guests will enter Russia through border checkpoints in accordance with special lists prepared by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media. That is, they will not be required to obtain a Russian visa.
This measure will help to create favourable conditions for holding the prestigious international contest.
The ICPC finals will take place at Moscow’s Manezh Central Exhibition Hall on 1-6 October 2021. The contest will bring together about 1,500 people from 70 countries. One of the main subjects of the event will be Open Source projects.
The organising committee to hold the ICPC was established in July 2021. It is chaired by Mikhail Mishustin, with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko serving as the deputy head of the organising committee.