At present, there are no rail border crossing points where the visa could be used to travel from Europe to the Leningrad region.  It is provided that the electronic visa can be used if you travel by train to Wyborg and you can take another train between Wyborg and St. Petersburg. This is due to the fact that border control for passengers leaving the train in Wyborg takes place in the station, as the station is close to the border, while other border controls take place on trains.  The train between Riga and St. Petersburg runs outside the Leningrad Oblast in Russia. Therefore, electronic visas for passengers are only allowed if the destination area extends to other areas. In exceptional cases, Schengen visas may be issued for a single entry of up to fifteen days on arrival at the border. Prior to the adoption of a special law, participants and members of delegations participating in sporting events could expect visa waiver or visa facilitation (provided by law for each event that must be ratified by Parliament and signed by the President). For the 2008 Champions League final in Moscow, spectators were also granted such a visa waiver. On 13 May 2013, the Presidential Decree on the Abolition of Visas for Athletes, Coaches, Team Leaders and Members of Official Foreign Delegations, as well as Judges of International Sports Competitions, entered into force. It provides for entry on the basis of a passport and an accreditation certificate.  The injunction of the Russian president or government is sufficient to obtain the abolition or simplification of visa registration.
Visas have been waived for participants at the 2013 Summer School, the 2014 ICF Canoe Kayak World Championships in Moscow, the 2014 World Judo Championships in Chelyabinsk and the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan.  Participants in the XVI World Swimming Championships in the Masters category were exempted from visa fees.  Schengen visa policy is defined by the European Union and applies to the Schengen area and other EU Member States other than Ireland.  Visa policy allows nationals of certain countries to enter the Schengen area without a visa for stays of up to 90 days within 180 days. . . .