Iranian oil minister says non-OPEC countries to cut oil production by 600,000 barrelsBusiness & Economy December 10, 19:42
Source claims OPEC and non-OPEC states finalizing results of meeting, agreement 'close'Business & Economy December 10, 17:07
Bloomberg: Non-OPEC states agree to cut oil production by more than 600,000 barrelsBusiness & Economy December 10, 16:22
More than 20 states that produce more than half of world's oil take part in OPEC meetingBusiness & Economy December 10, 13:05
Russian energy minister Novak sees 'no risk' OPEC agreement failsBusiness & Economy December 10, 12:43
Defense ministry organizes mass escape for Aleppo civilians via humanitarian corridorsWorld December 10, 12:38
Almost 18,000 civilians evacuated from areas of Aleppo controlled by militantsWorld December 10, 7:41
Russian swimmers win 11 sets of medals at FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)Sport December 10, 7:00
Shiveluch volcano in Russia’s Far East spews ash to 11 km in airWorld December 10, 5:28
MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. The budget of the 2016 IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) World Championships stands at 1.2 billion rubles (some $19 million), Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Tuesday.
"The budget has been approved," Mutko said. "A similar budget was at the world championship in Prague. We hope ticket sales will help us return most part of this sum."
"Preparations have entered the final stage," he added. "This is a most important and extraordinary event for us as hockey is one of the most popular sports. We’d like to hold it at a high level."
The minister also said that hockey teams and organizers would be able to get Russian visas at the airports.
"But this does not concern fans. They have a schedule of matches and tickets will go on sale in November,’ Mutko said adding that fans would be able to start applying for Russian visas next month.
The 2016 IIHF World Championships be held in Russia’s two largest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, next May.
Moscow earlier hosted the tournament in 1957, 1973, 1979, 1986 and 2007, while St. Petersburg saw the event in 2000.