Athletistic / Olympic Games. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation raised the problem of passes for Russian diplomats in Paris during the 2024 Olympic Games. According to representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Russian diplomatic mission is cut off from coordination formats . , which faces problems related to the provision of consular assistance to Russians.

“The problem is not just the lack of passes, although the problem now runs much deeper. The Russian embassy in France is in fact cut off from the coordination formats that the Olympic organizers have created to interact with the diplomatic missions accredited in France. French authorities do not provide Russian diplomats with the necessary information materials. “All this is fraught with serious difficulties in the performance of their official duties,” RIA Novosti Sport quotes the words of Artyom Studennikov, director of the first European department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Earlier, Russian Ambassador to France Alexei Meshkov admitted that embassy staff could be evacuated from Paris due to the decision of the French Foreign Ministry not to issue passes to members of the Russian diplomatic mission to travel downtown during the 2024 Olympics.

On December 8, 2023, the IOC decided to allow athletes from Russia and Belarus to participate in the 2024 Summer Olympics with individual neutral status and subject to a number of conditions. It should be noted that athletes from Russia and Belarus can participate in the Paris Games only in individual disciplines, while team sports competitions will be held without the participation of these countries.

The 2024 Olympic Games will be held in the French capital from July 26 to August 11, 2024.