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Non latin characters in name

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My name contains an ö character: Lövgren

This is printed in my name in the normal name entry in my passport like this: LÖVGREN

In the Visa application form on visa.kdmid.ru however I am asked to enter a version of my name without the Ö, which is printed on the bottom of the page in my passport, like this: LOEVGREN

Which version of the name should go in the invitation letter, LÖVGREN or LOEVGREN?
asked Jun 10, 2015 in Russian Visa by Jens (240 points)

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The customer service for Read Russia tells me that the form LOEVGREN is the international accepted form and that this should work on the Visa support document.
answered Jun 16, 2015 by Jens (240 points)