Among them is Syria. Russia is easing visa procedures for 6 countries

Russia's TASS news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Evgeny Ivanov as saying yesterday that Russia is working to facilitate visa procedures for six countries, including Syria, India and Indonesia.

"In addition to India, work is underway to streamline procedures with Angola, Vietnam, Indonesia, Syria and the Philippines," Ivanov said.

TASS quoted Ivanov as saying earlier that Russia was also preparing intergovernmental agreements on visa-free flights with 11 countries including Saudi Arabia, Barbados, Haiti, Zambia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico and Trinidad.