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Bulgaria Opens First Visa Center In Moscow - Sofia News Agency

The first Bulgarian visa center was officially inaugurated Friday in the Russian capital Moscow, according to the Russian Information Agency ITAR-TASS.The Bulgarian Ambassador to Russia, Plamen Grozdanov took part in the official ceremony.Grozdanov reminded that the number of Russians wishing to visit Bulgaria has increased significantly in the last years, adding that many Russians were also purchasing real estate property in Bulgaria, thus the need of issuing visas faster and improving the services' quality.The Bulgarian visa center is located in downtown Moscow, on Nahimovski Prospect. Similar centers are to open soon in other Russian cities, including Sankt Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don and Novosibirsk.With the opening of the visa center in Moscow, Bulgaria became the 14th European Union country to have such office in Russia.