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Travelling to Russia

Russia is a great place to travel all the year round. Interesting itineraries are available both in winter and in summer. All types of scenery, climates, fauna and flora, amazing landscapes and nature reserves create a vast number of tourist itineraries. Even a lifetime is not enough to try them all. 

Russia is a land of records. Many figures about it impress a lot. This is the world’s largest country that spreads for almost 10,000 km (6,214 miles) east to west; it has the longest coastline, maximum drop of temperature and the largest population of brown bears, one of the best-known symbols of Russia. Glaciers and palm trees, megalopolises and small villages, undisturbed wildlife areas and sites that attract tourists from all over the world… Our country has its all. You will learn about the country’s rich culture and unique history while walking in the streets of Russian cities and towns. You will feel the aura and power while visiting the country’s unique natural sites. Here every traveler will find an activity or thing he or she likes. Thus, you can climb mountains, admire exceptional museum collections, take photos against exhilarating landscapes, see the lifestyle of indigenous minorities or rack your brains about the mysteries of ancient sacral places. If you combine sightseeing with active leisure this will make your trip even more memorable. Russia offers countless traveling options, so it is easy to get confused. Russia.Travel web-portal has collected the brightest ideas for making your journey really remarkable. You may find their Travel Guide to make your Russian visit unforgettable! 

To enter the Russian Federation, citizens of the Republic of India are required to have a visa

Visa-free entrance to the Russian Federation is granted to: 

  • citizens of the Republic of India - holders of diplomatic and official passports for a period of up to 90 days; 
  • citizens of the Republic of India - members of aircraft crews. 

From August 8, 2017, citizens of the Republic of India can receive an electronic visa to enter the Russian Federation through border checkpoints located in the territory of the free port of Vladivostok. 

All other citizens of the Republic of India, depending on the purpose of the trip to the Russian Federation, must apply for a visa in one of the following categories: 

  • business; 
  • humanitarian; 
  • tourist; 
  • private; 
  • training; 
  • working; 
  • transit. 

More detailed information on the necessary documents for obtaining a visa to Russia can be found on our web-portal Visa to Russia and the website of the Russian Visa Centers in India