Russia 2018 - Visa free entry extended

What a positive surprise! 

Checking my emails today, I received an info from FAN ID registration that visa free entry to Russia for holders of a Fan ID is extended to December 31st 2018. 

I really enjoyed travelling Russia during the soccer championship back in  June 18 and this little surprise now opens the possibility to enjoying even a little bit more.

The only little minus, it is December 31st and therefore no new years eve celebration in Saint Petersburg. Maybe this fan id thing is only the prologue for something bigger, visa free travel to Russia in 2019?