MOSCOW, December 26. /ITAR-TASS/. The Greenpeace activists, who had been convicted in Russia for an attempted intrusion on board the Russian oil developing platform and later released under amnesty, might get exit visas on December 27 and leave Russia on the same day, the press service of the Federal Migration Service said Thursday.
Earlier it was reported that the thirty crewmembers also include several citizens from the countries enjoying a visa-free regime with Russia. These people do not require exit visas, but they still need to receive entry stamps in their passports.
They were seized by Russian security guards and their vessel was towed to the port of Murmansk. The protesters - who are nationals of 18 different countries, including four Russians - were initially taken into custody on charges of piracy, later downgraded to hooliganism.
After two months in a Russian jail the Greenpeace activists have been released on bail and are currently staying at a hotel in St. Petersburg.