In light of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia has offered an alternative option for entry without having to apply for an ordinary visa. Traveler's have the ability to obtain a "Fan ID."
Traveler must have a valid passport, along with the Fan ID to enter the country. Information on the procedure for obtaining a Fan ID can be found on the websites of the organizers of the above sports events at: www.fan-id.ru and www.welcome2018.com.
Once the Fan ID is obtained, the holder is only permitted to stay in Russia from June 4th to July 25th, 2018 and is only recognized in the following cities;
Moscow Kaliningrad Volgograd
St. Petersburg Nizhny Novgorod Ekaterinburg
Sochi Rostov-on-Don Saransk