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Welcome to Russia!

What could be more tempting than a vacation in the largest country in the world! Only in Russia, on its immense open spaces the exotic of all geographic areas - from the subtropical Black Sea to the severe beauty of Lake Baikal and the royal majesty the snow-covered boreal forest. What could be more interesting than to get acquainted with this beautiful country, which throughout the world have all been associated with wealth, power and majesty, and the phenomenon of the mysterious Russian soul, the winner country in world wars, the one which has endured all hardships with honor and pride. What could be more exciting than to see the entire Russian exoticism - the highest mountains, the longest and affluent rivers, the green forests, the unique architecture, the ancient monasteries and gold-domed churches, visit traditional Russian cities, which have preserved their unique customs and traditions. What could surpass the feeling of warmth and hospitality of the nations inhabiting the vast territory of Russia.

 

Russian Cities

 

Moscow, Russia

How should the capital of the largest state in the world look like? Special, majestic, dazzlingly beautiful, a bit mysterious, and shining peculiar light ... In short, this is Moscow - the capital of Russia, “the face” of the world’s major power, its most important political, scientific and cultural center. The city-state with unique character and destiny, the indestructible symbol of imperial power and grandeur, architectural open-air museum and modern megalopolis glistening with the cold light of glass skyscrapers.

 

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The famous city on Neva River, the brilliant St. Petersburg, is the place you fall in love at first sight. It has unique entrancing elegant look created by rigorous and yet luxurious architecture of classicism era. Magnificent palaces adorned with colonnades, majestic cathedrals, imposing fountains and parks, the richest museums, grandiose monuments, picturesque embankments, graceful bridges, straight as an arrow avenues, leading to the slender Admiralty needle; annually millions of tourists from all over the world visit the city to witness all this beauty with their own eyes.

Russia - Key Country Facts

 

Geopolitical Situation
Russia is the largest country in the world. Its area is 17 098.242 thousand square km. The state is located in eastern Europe and northern Asia. From north to south the country stretches for over 4,000 km; from west to east – for almost 10,000 km. Russia borders on 16 countries. In the south-east - with North Korea (DPRK), in the south with China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia; in the south-west - with Ukraine, in the west with Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Norway; the Kaliningrad Region borders on Lithuania and Poland. State Structure Poitical System: Federal Republic Head of State: The President Head of Government: The Prime Minister Legislature: Bicameral Parliament (State Duma and Federation Council) Capital: Moscow National Symbols: Flag and Emblem Administrative Divisions: The Russian Federation consists of 89 equal subjects, including 22 republics, 50 regions, 10 districts, 6 territories and 2 federal cities - Moscow and St. Petersburg, one autonomous oblast and 10 autonomous counties. The entire territory is divided into 7 federal districts. Area: 17 098.242 thousand square kilometres Population: About 143.800 million people. Official language: Russian Religion: Christianity (Orthodox) Monetary Unit: Ruble

RUSSIA TRAVEL GUIDE

 

Visa regime in Russia
Visa is a permision to enter and exit from the Russian Federation, staying in the Russian Federation and the transit through the territory of the Russian Federation of foreign citizens for the duration of the visa. All foreign citizens staying in Russia more than 3 days must apply for registration not later than 3 days from the moment of crossing the border of Russia.

 

Visa-free countries:
Argentina, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Antigua, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China (Hong Kong), Bahamas, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Vietnam, Guatemala, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Macedonia, Moldova, Malaysia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Peru, Serbia, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Philippines, Croatia, Montenegro, Ecuador.

 

Registration on site:
Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, Thailand, the Maldives, Seychelles, Madagascar, Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Mauritius, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda , Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic a permit to stay in the country can be obtained upon arrival.

 

Russian visa
Different categories and types of visas are established by the law. Depending on the purpose of entry of a foreign citizen to the Russian Federation and the purpose of his stay in the country the following categories are differentiated: diplomatic visa, official visa, ordinary visa, transit visa and temporary residence visa. Russian visa includes the following information - Name (written in letters of the Russian and Latin alphabets), date of birth, gender, nationality (citizenship); - Number of the main identity document of a foreign citizen or stateless person; - The date of issuance of visa, authorized period of stay in the Russian Federation, number of invitations for entry to the Russian Federation or decision of a public body, the validity of visa; - Purpose of visit, details of the inviting organization (inviting physical person); - The multiplicity of visa. Validity of a visa may be extended during the stay of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation. Loss, damage and expiry of visa Upon expiry of visa a foreign citizen is obliged to leave the territory of the Russian Federation. Extension of visa is allowed only in exceptional cases, not more than 10 days in the presence of a reasonable request and the documents proving the necessity of such extension. The request is recognized as reasonable on the basis of circumstances of each case and reviewed by the authorized body. In case of loss or damage visa can be restored after checking the grounds and confirmation of its issuance. Foreign citizens who have entered the territory of the Russian Federation in violation of the rules or do not have documents proving the right to stay in the Russian Federation, or have lost such documents and not applied for the restoration or deviate from leaving the Russian Federation after the expiry of visa are recognized to be ineligible foreigner and responsible in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

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