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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.