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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 24
Valentina Matviyenko, the Russian Federation Council Speaker, expects that Russia will introduce a visa-free regime for Georgian citizens in 2016, RIA Novosti reported.
"At present, Russia and Georgia are taking positive actions towards each other," she said at a press conference.
"I hope that the problem will be fully resolved in 2016 and a visa-free regime will be introduced for Georgian citizens," she said.