Official website of 16th FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan
16th FINA World Championships

July 24 - August 9, 2015

Radio equipment

General information on operation of radio electronic appliances (REAs) during
16th FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan and
16th FINA World Masters Championships

1. Legal basis for the use of radio equipment (hereinafter referred to as ‘REAs’) in the territory of the Russian Federation is established by the Law of the Russian Federation and normative legal acts on communications.

2. In cooperation with the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (ROSKOMNADZOR) and under corresponding joint agreements and adopted documents, the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects (hereinafter referred to as ‘Directorate) manages the radio frequency spectrum and radio equipment in the territory of the city of Kazan and adjacent districts of the Republic of Tatarstan (Tatarstan) in the build-up to and during the 16th FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan and 16th FINA World Masters Championships (hereinafter referred to as ‘Championships’).

3. The organiser of the Championships in Kazan – the Directorate – takes additional measures restricting the operation of REAs at Championships venues and targeted at using the radio frequency spectrum for the benefit of staging the Championships. To get admission to Championships venues, each user of radio equipment, with exception of REAs specified in the list of REAs operated without restrictions (hereinafter referred to as ‘List’), must obtain a permission to use radio frequencies or radio frequency channels for REAs for civil use.

4. All REAs used at the Championships must be tested and tagged. The REAs that have no appropriate tags will not be allowed in Championships venues. During the events, ROSKOMNADZOR will control the use of frequencies at Championships venues and track the use of unauthorised radio equipment.

5. To obtain permission to use radio frequencies, you need to apply for the use of REAs.

6. The list of REAs includes a wide range of wireless all-purpose devices the main types of which are given in the table below:

In accordance with the Procedure of Examination for Possibility to Use Declared Radio Electronic Appliances and Their Electromagnetic Compatibility with Active and Planned Radio Electronic Appliances, Considering Materials and Taking Decisions on Assignment of Radio Frequencies and Radio Frequency Channels within Allocated Radio Frequency Bands, approved by the decision of the State Commission of Radio Frequencies  dated December 20, 2011 No 11-13-02, the types of REAs which require the obtainment of permission and admission to Championships venues are:

  • Wireless Fixed Link
  • Microwave Mobile Link
  • Fixed Satellite Link
  • Satellite News Gathering
  • Land Mobile Radio Service\Talk Back System\Handheld Radio Service
  • Cordless Camera
  • In Ear Monitor System
  • Interpretation Service System
  • Telemetry & Telecommand
  • Wireless Microphone
  • Wireless LAN

List of REAs operated without restrictions*:

  • Base stations of mobile network providers;
  • Assistive listening devices (ALDs) for hearing impaired people;
  • Car alarms;
  • Customer premise equipment supporting Wi-Fi, including built-in Wi-Fi;
  • Radio electronic devices supporting Bluetooth, including built-in Bluetooth.

If you have any questions regarding the operation of REAs at Championships venues, please contact us at

*There can be changes or updates to the list. The complete list will be soon available at the website.

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