Tarpishchev had complained about an alleged delay in issuing the visa, which Russians need to enter the United States, and the Russian government weighed in Wednesday with a sharply-worded statement blasting "bureaucratic procrastination."
The visa was issued before dawn Thursday, a U.S. Embassy spokeswoman said - an unusual occurrence. She said the Embassy had been aware of Tarpishchev's need to travel to Vermont and wanted to accommodate him quickly.
Tarpishchev said he would take an afternoon flight to the United States, Russian news agencies reported. According to ITAR-Tass, Tarpishchev expressed gratitude to the Embassy for "leaving an employee (at work) overnight" to issue the visa.
The draw for the best-of-five series is scheduled for Friday, with the matches played Saturday and Sunday.
On Tuesday, Tarpishchev accused the United States of deliberately trying to disrupt the Russians' training and said coaching plans had essentially been ruined.
The head of Russian Technologies, Sergei Chemezov, clarified the fate of anti-aircraft guided missiles that Russia was supposed to deliver to China
About 95% of Putin's Address to the Federal Assembly was devoted to social issues, but he also spoke about Russia's military power, her state-of-the-art weapons, and did not miss a chance to intimidate the United States.
The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13