Visa policy of Russia

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Entry and exit passport stamps issued at Saint Petersburg port.

The visa policy of Russia deals with the requirements which a foreign national wishing to enter Russia must meet to obtain a visa, which is a permit to travel to, enter and remain in the country. Visa exemptions are based on bilateral or multilateral agreements. Citizens of countries without such an agreement with the Russian Federation must obtain a visa in advance from one of the Russian diplomatic missions or visa centres.

General Rules[edit]

The principal law pertaining to the visa policy or Russia is the Federal Law No.114-FZ On the Order of Exit from the Russian Federation and Entry to the Russian Federation. The law establishes that as a general rule all foreign citizens and stateless persons need visas for entry and exit from the territory of Russia. It also establishes a number of exceptions addressing certain groups of travelers.[1]

According to the Russian Constitution, international treaties of Russia override the domestic legislation. Russia has concluded a number of bilateral or multilateral treaties on visa abolishing or simplification and is seeking to negotiate new such treaties.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Russia

Visa[edit]

Russian visa

The Russian visa is a machine-readable document, which is placed in the passport. It contains a transcription of the name in the Cyrillic script and all fields are indicated in Russian and English. The indication of nationality and entry requirements however is only written in Russian. The machine-readable strip contains the name based on romanization of the Cyrillic name, and does not necessarily reflect the name as it was written in the Roman script (example in the figure: Christoph --> (Cyrillic) Kpиcтoф --> (transcription; roman) Kristof). Contrary to guidelines for machine-readable documents, the issuing country abbreviation (RUS) not is shown at the positions 2-4 (e.g. starting V>RUS), and the surname starts immediately in the second field: VSURNAME>>GIVENNAME. Photo must necessarily be in the Russian visa.

Types of visa[edit]

There are several types of Russian Visas:

  1. Tourist Visa - for people who want to visit Russia for tourism. This type of visa is valid for up to 30 days and can be for one or two entries.
  2. Business Visa - for people who plan to travel to Russia for a business trip. This type of visa can be valid for 30, 90, 180 or 360 days but the total stay during each 180 day-period cannot exceed 90 days. Business visas can be for single, double or multiple entries. (This visa is also often used by tourists who wish to travel around Russia for longer or to have multiple entries).
  3. Work Visa - for people who are invited and employed by a company based in Russia and issued along with a work permit. This type of visa has no limits such as those which apply for a business visa and are generally valid for a year but in some circumstances even longer. They are usually multi-entry and can be renewed without leaving the country.
  4. Private (Guest) Visa - for people who are visiting relatives or friends. To apply for this type of visa an invitation letter written from a Russian citizen or a petition from a Russian legal entity is needed. The duration of stay is limited to 90 days. The visa can be single or double entry.
  5. Transit Visa - for people crossing the territory of the Russian Federation to travel to a third country. The duration of this visa is 24 hours.
  6. Student visa - for students studying in Russia. This type of visa can be only issued upon an invitation from an accredited Russian institute or university for people who intend to study or take a course in Russia. This type of visa can be valid for up to 360 days (with a duration of stay of 360 days).[2]

Applying for visa[edit]

All types of Russian entry visas are received through Russian embassies and consulates. Provided all the documents are ready, the process usually takes no more than 3-10 workdays for Russian travel visa.[3]

Russian Tourist Visa requirements:[4]

  • Original passport
  • One photo (colour, passport size photo)
  • Tourist invitation
  • Russian Consulate Application Form

The Russian Consulate requires the visa application form to be printed on A4 paper with right and bottom margins of 5mm. A failure to meet these requirements invalidates the form.

Costs for visa[edit]

Some Russian embassies and consulates, but not all, require visa applications to be submitted in person to visa processing centres instead of directly to the consular section. Costs differ per administration center.

Visa-free entry[edit]

The citizens of the following 38 countries and territories are eligible to visit Russia with a valid passport and without obtaining a visa in advance.[5] These rules generally apply to holders of ordinary passports, rules for holders of diplomatic passports and other travel documents may differ.

As of 2014, citizens of the countries, except Belarus, who have the right to a visa-free entry to Russia must not stay longer than 90 days per every 180 days. Resetting the allowed period by leaving and re-entering the country is no longer allowed. Overstaying is punishable by a three-year entry ban.[6][7]

Unlimited period[edit]

90 days[edit]

1 – internal passport/national identification card accepted.

Stateless persons

Stateless persons who were citizens of the Soviet Union and now reside in the following countries are visa-exempt:

Non-commercial purposes[edit]

60 days for non-commercial purposes[edit]

30 days for non-commercial purposes[edit]

1 – if holding a letter of guarantee/invitation and a tourist voucher.

15 days for tourist groups[edit]

  •  China (Only for group tourism (from 5 to 50 persons) organized by accredited Chinese travel agencies)

14 days for non-commercial purposes[edit]

Visa-free zones[edit]

  •  Latvia — in the area within a radius of 50 kilometers on both sides of the border residents may travel to the other country without a visa.[8][9]
  •  Norway — in the area within a radius of 30 kilometers on both sides of the border residents may travel to the other country without a visa. A certificate of the border resident are issued for three years, and give the right to stay for 15 days.[10]
  •  Poland — there is a visa-free regime between Poland and Kaliningrad Oblast.[11]
  •  USA — 90 days, the agreement between Chukotka and Alaska for indigenous people. Entry points are in Anadyr, Provideniya, Lavrentiya and Uelen.[12][13]

There are talks on establishing a border area visa-free zone with Estonia.

Diplomatic and service/official passports[edit]

  Russian Federation
  Diplomatic and service/official passports
  Diplomatic passports only

Holders of diplomatic and service/official passports of the following countries may enter Russia without a visa:[14][15]

* - diplomatic passports only (excluding Hungary D S and Slovakia D S)

D — diplomatic passports
O — official passports
S — service passports
Sp — special passports
C — consular passports

Visa on arrival[edit]

3 days for Kaliningrad visits[edit]

Citizens of Schengen states, United Kingdom and Japan may visit the Kaliningrad region as tourists and obtain a 3-day visa at the border check points of Bagrationovsk, Mamonovo and Khrabrovo Airport if travelling through one of the approved travel agencies. This policy is effective until 31 December 2015.[16]

Cruise ship passengers[edit]

Since May 2009 international tourists have been able to stay in Russia visa-free up to 72 hours when entering Russia through the ports of Anadyr, Kaliningrad, Korsakov, Novorossiysk, Sevastopol,[17] Sochi, St.Petersburg, Vladivostok, Vyborg by ferry. This applies only to persons who travel within an organised group and do not intend to explore the cities on their own.[18] In 2014 it was proposed to extend the policy to tourists arriving by train.[19]

Visa-free transit[edit]

Direct airside transit[edit]

Passengers travelling through international airports do not need a visa for a transit of less than 24 hours, provided a confirmed onward ticket is held and the traveller remains in the international transit area (without clearing passport control).[citation needed]

Only five Russian airports have an international transit area:

Saimaa canal[edit]

In accordance with a treaty between Russia and Finland, though there are passport controls at borders, a visa is not required for just passing through the Russian part of the Saimaa canal without leaving the vessel.[20]

Closed cities[edit]

Several closed cities and regions in Russia require special authorization.[21]

Agreements[edit]

Russia has visa agreements from 108 countries and territories. Russia is the state successor of the Soviet Union, visa agreements of the Soviet Union continue to work for the Russian Federation (with Brazil, Cambodia, Zimbabwe). In the table agreements in force and signed but not ratified (are allocated red) agreements.

Russian government has instructed the Foreign Ministry to sign an agreement on visa-free regime with  Bahrain,[136]  Bangladesh,[137]  Guyana,[138]  Kuwait,[139]  Mauritius,[140]  Oman,[141]  Senegal,[142]  Seychelles,[143]  Sri Lanka.[144]

Russia concluded a visa facilitation agreement with the  European Union (excluding Denmark, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom) that came into force on 1 June 2007 and which reduces the number of documents sufficient for justifying the purpose of the trip, envisages issuance of multiple-entry visas, limits the length of processing and reduces the issuing fee or waives it entirely for many categories of EU citizens.[145]

Visitor statistics[edit]

The number of arrivals to the territory of Russia by countries in 2014 (top 30):[166]

In the table there is no Belarus due to the lack of border and border control between Russia and Belarus crossing count is not conducted.

Nationality Total
 Ukraine 9,842,990
 Kazakhstan 4,215,161
 Uzbekistan 2,353,140
 Poland 1,823,143
 Finland 1,446,169
 Tajikistan 1,202,206
 China 1,125,098
 Azerbaijan 1,021,204
 Moldova 923,625
 Armenia 794,098
 Kyrgyzstan 725,664
 Germany 635,153
 Belarus 495,999
 Lithuania 487,206
 Latvia 374,701
 Estonia 363,942
 Abkhazia 362,811
 Turkey 361,416
Stateless persons 349,400
 United States 257,070
 United Kingdom 228,346
 Mongolia 225,972
 Italy 219,976
 France 219,210
 Philippine 162,990
 Israel 152,853
 South Korea 135,676
 South Ossetia 117,283
 Japan 105,220
 Spain 100,206
Nationality Purpose - Tourism
 China 409,817
 Germany 349,481
 United States 162,102
 Turkey 134,702
 United Kingdom 134,314
 Israel 108,175
 Italy 107,072
 France 94,941
 South Korea 82,494
 Finland 68,618
 Spain 60,443
 Japan 54,111
 Belarus 43,225
 Ukraine 41,349
 Australia 36,468
 Canada 35,796
 Latvia 29,199
 Netherlands 28,097
 Brazil 27,142
  Switzerland 26,678
 Kazakhstan 26,213
 Estonia 25,936
 Austria 23,373
 Serbia 23,338
 Mongolia 20,923
 Lithuania 20,081
 Poland 17,905
 Turkmenistan 17,313
 Iran 17,223
 Belgium 16,945

Crimea[edit]

As of 2014 the disputed territory of Crimea is under Russian control and Russia enforces its visa policy there.[167] However, Ukraine requires that foreigners should comply with Ukrainian visa regime including obtaining a Ukrainian visa if one is necessary. Otherwise, it may entail sanctions for "support of the temporary occupation of the Ukrainian territory".[168]

In April 2014 Crimea’s Tourism Minister proposed a visa-free regime for foreign tourists staying at Crimean resorts for up to 12 days and a 72-hour visa-free stay for cruise passengers.[169] Visa-free access for Chinese citizens was proposed in June 2014.[170] None of the proposals has been realized as of May 2015.

2018 World Cup[edit]

Russia plans to allow 2018 FIFA World Cup participants and fans to visit Russia without a visa right before and during the competition.[171]

Fingerprinting[edit]

From January 2015 visa applicants from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Myanmar and Namibia will be obliged to provide fingerprint scans. After a trial period it will be decided whether to expand this to other countries as well.[172]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federal Law No. 114-FZ OF August 15, 1996 On the Procedure for Exiting and Entring the Russian Federation". Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  2. ^ http://pravo.gov.ru/proxy/ips/?docbody=&nd=102081969
  3. ^ "Getting your Russian travel visa - tips and tricks". Moscow Russia Insider's Guide. 
  4. ^ "Russia Visa requirements". SSCvisa. 
  5. ^ "Visa Information - Russia". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Russia brings in new travel rules for nationals of visa-free countries, including Armenia
  7. ^ Visa-free stay in Russia limited to 90 days during 6 months
  8. ^ More visa-free traveling in the Baltic
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ Visa-free zone between Norway and Russia
  11. ^ EU makes visa exception for Kaliningrad
  12. ^ http://ria.ru/world/20150723/1143152396.html#ixzz3gfw9vCIS
  13. ^ http://чукотка.рф/en/authorities/visa-registration/
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ http://www.kdmid.ru/docs.aspx
  16. ^ http://kaliningrad.mid.ru/-/prekrasaetsa-vydaca-kratkosrocnyh-turisticeskih-viz-eksperiment-prodlen?redirect=
  17. ^ http://en.portnews.ru/news/187193/
  18. ^ "New window to Russia: tourists could spend three days in St Petersburg without a visa". Telegraph.co.uk. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  19. ^ Russia Considers Waiving Tourist Visas for Train Passengers
  20. ^ Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Finnish Republic on leasing to the Finnish Republic of the Russian part of Saimaa canal and adjoining territory and on the conditions of navigation through Saimaa canal, article 6, paragraph 3.
  21. ^ "Russian Federation Country Specific Information - Entry/Exit Requirements for U.S. Citizens". Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  22. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Abkhazia on mutual visa-free trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia (in Russian)
  23. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Albania "On mutual trips of citizens" (in Russian)
  24. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Angola on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  25. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Argentine Republic on visa-free trips on diplomatic, official or service passports (in Russian)
  26. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Argentinian Republic on visa-free trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Argentinian Republic (in Russian)
  27. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Armenia on mutual visa-free trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Armenia (in Russian)
  28. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on visa-free trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan (in Russian)
  29. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic , the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on mutual visa-free trips of citizens (in Russian)
  30. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Benin on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  31. ^ Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia on visa-free trips on diplomatic, official or service passports (in Russian)
  32. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Council of Ministers Bosnia and Herzegovina on terms of mutual trips of citizens The Russian Federation and citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina (in Russian)
  33. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Botswana on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  34. ^ Agreement in the form of an exchange of notes between the Government of the USSR and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on the abolition of visa with regard to diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  35. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil to waive visa requirements for short-term travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Federative Republic of Brazil (in Russian)
  36. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Brunei Darussalam on the abolition of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and service ( official ) passports in the implementation of short-term travel (in Russian)
  37. ^ The agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union (in Russian)
  38. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on mutual trips of citizens (in Russian)
  39. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Burkina Faso on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  40. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Cape Verde on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  41. ^ Agreement between the Government of the USSR and the Government of the People's Republic of Kampuchea on visa-free regime for citizens of both countries , undertaking an official journey through diplomatic or service passports (in Russian)
  42. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Chile on visa-free trips on diplomatic passports (in Russian)
  43. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Chile on the abolition of visas for holders of official Russian passports and official Chilean passport (in Russian)
  44. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Chile on the conditions of refusal of visa requirements for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Chile (in Russian)
  45. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People's Republic of facilitating travel for citizens (in Russian)
  46. ^ About the Group Tourism Visa-free Agreement between China and Russia (in Chinese)
  47. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Colombia on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic , service or official passports (in Russian)
  48. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Colombia on the conditions of refusal of visa requirements for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Colombia (in Russian)
  49. ^ http://www.mid.ru/brp_4.nsf/newsline/909C0BAA1FA95D50C3257DB30058D983
  50. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and service oassports (in Russian)
  51. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Croatia on mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Croatia (in Russian)
  52. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Cuba on the terms of mutual trips of citizens of both countries (in Russian)
  53. ^ The agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union (in Russian)
  54. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  55. ^ between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Dominican Republic on mutual abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  56. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and official Russian and diplomatic , official and special passports of Ecuador (in Russian)
  57. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador on the terms of rejection of visa requirements for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Ecuador (in Russian)
  58. ^ Memorandum between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on visa-free trips on diplomatic , service and special passports (in Russian)
  59. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of El Salvador on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports of the Russian Federation and the diplomatic and official passports of the Republic of El Salvador. It concluded by an exchange of notes. (in Russian)
  60. ^ [3] (in Russian)
  61. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on visa-free travel for diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  62. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Fiji on mutual abolition of visa requirements for citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Fiji (in Russian)
  63. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Gabonese Republic on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  64. ^ Agreement in the form exchange of notes between Government of the Russian Federation and the Government the Republic of Guatemala on the Abolition of of visas for holders of diplomatic and official passports the Russian Federation and of diplomatic, consular and official of passports the Republic of Guatemala (in Russian)
  65. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala on the conditions of refusal of visa requirements for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Guatemala from (in Russian)
  66. ^ between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government the Republic of Guinea on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  67. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana of the visa-free travel for holders of diplomatic and official Russian passports and diplomatic Guyanese passport (in Russian)
  68. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government the Republic of Honduras on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports citizens of the Russian Federation and the diplomatic and the official passports citizens of the Republic Honduras (in Russian)
  69. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government the Republic of Honduras about the conditions of of refusal from visa formalities when mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens the Republic of Honduras (in Russian)
  70. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government Hong Kong SAR the PRC, on mutual abolition of visa requirements for citizens of the Russian Federation and permanent residents Hong Kong SAR the PRC (in Russian)
  71. ^ The agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union (in Russian)
  72. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Hungarian Republic on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  73. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of India on mutual travel for holders of diplomatic and service (official) passports (in Russian)
  74. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on refusal of visa formalities at implementation by owners of diplomatic and service passports of short-term trips(in Russian)
  75. ^ The memorandum between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran of visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  76. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the State of Israel on refusal of visa requirements at mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the State of Israel (in Russian)
  77. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Jamaica on visa abolition for owners of diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  78. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic , the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on mutual visa-free trips of citizens (in Russian)
  79. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic , the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on mutual visa-free trips of citizens (in Russian)
  80. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic on conditions of mutual trips of citizens (in Russian)
  81. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein on simplification of procedure of issue of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and Principality of Liechtenstein (in Russian)
  82. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of SAR Macau People's Republic of China on mutual cancellation of visa requirements (in Russian)
  83. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Macedonia on conditions of mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Macedonia (in Russian)
  84. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Mali on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  85. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United Mexican States on visa-free trips on diplomatic, service and official passports (in Russian)
  86. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Moldova on mutual visa-free trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Moldova (in Russian)
  87. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of Mongolia on conditions of mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of Mongolia (in Russian)
  88. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Montenegro on conditions of mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of Montenegro (in Russian)
  89. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Kingdom of Morocco on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  90. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Mozambique on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  91. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Union Myanmar about abolition of visas to owners of diplomatic, service and official passports (in Russian)
  92. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Nauru on mutual cancellation of visa requirements for citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Nauru (in Russian)
  93. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom Nepal on abolition of visas to owners of diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  94. ^ The agreement in the form of an exchange of notes between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua about visa-free trips according to diplomatic, service and official passports (in Russian)
  95. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua on cancellation of visa requirements at mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Nicaragua (in Russian)
  96. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of Democratic People's Republic of Korea on mutual trips of citizens (in Russian)
  97. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  98. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Panama on visa-free trips on diplomatic, service, consular, official and special passports (in Russian)
  99. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Panama on conditions of refusal of visa formalities at mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Panama (in Russian)
  100. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Paraguay on visa-free trips on diplomatic, service Russian or official Paraguayan passports (in Russian)
  101. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Paraguay on conditions of refusal of visa formalities at mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Paraguay (in Russian)
  102. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Peru on abolition of visas to owners of diplomatic, service and special passports (in Russian)
  103. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Peru on conditions of refusal of visa formalities at mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Peru (in Russian)
  104. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of the Philippines on conditions of mutual trips of owners of diplomatic and service (official) passports (in Russian)
  105. ^ The agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union (in Russian)
  106. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Poland on conditions of mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Poland (in Russian)
  107. ^ The agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union (in Russian)
  108. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Romania on mutual trips of citizens (in Russian)
  109. ^ The agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union (in Russian)
  110. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic Serbia on conditions of mutual trips of citizens of two countries (in Russian)
  111. ^ The agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union (in Russian)
  112. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of South Africa on refusal of visa requirements for owners of diplomatic and service/official passports (in Russian)
  113. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Korea on abolition of visa formalities for owners of diplomatic passports (in Russian)
  114. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Korea on mutual visa abolition for owners of service/official passports (in Russian)
  115. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Korea on mutual cancellation of visa requirements (in Russian)
  116. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic South Ossetia about mutual visa-free trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic South Ossetia (in Russian)
  117. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Syrian Arab Republic on visa-free trips of owners of diplomatic, service and special passports (in Russian)
  118. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation on simplification of issue of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and Swiss Confederation (in Russian)
  119. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic , the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on mutual visa-free trips of citizens (in Russian)
  120. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand on mutual refusal of visa formalities for owners of diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  121. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand on conditions of refusal of visa formalities at mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Kingdom of Thailand. (in Russian)
  122. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia on cancellation of a visa regime for owners of diplomatic, special or service passports (in Russian)
  123. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Turkey on visa-free trips on diplomatic passports (in Russian)
  124. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Turkey on conditions of mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and Republic of Turkey (in Russian)
  125. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Turkmenistan on mutual trips of citizens (in Russian)
  126. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of Ukraine on visa-free trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and Ukraine (edition of 14.03.2007) (in Russian)
  127. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on mutual cancellation of entry visas for owners of diplomatic passports (in Russian)
  128. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Oriental Republic of Uruguay on visa abolition for owners of diplomatic, service and official passports (in Russian)
  129. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Oriental Republic of Uruguay on conditions of refusal of visa formalities at mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of Oriental Republic of Uruguay (in Russian)
  130. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan (in Russian)
  131. ^ The agreement in the form of an exchange of notes between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela about visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports (in Russian)
  132. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on refusal of visa formalities at mutual trips of citizens of two countries (in Russian)
  133. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on conditions of mutual trips of citizens (in Russian)
  134. ^ The agreement between the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and the Republic of Zimbabwe on a visa-free regime for the citizens of the USSR and Zimbabwe who are carrying out mutual trips on diplomatic and service passports (it is concluded by an exchange of notes) (in Russian)
  135. ^ Decree of the Russian President "About an order of entry into the Russian Federation and departure from the Russian Federation the stateless persons consisting in nationality of the USSR and living in the Republic of Latvia or the Republic of Estonia" (in Russian)
  136. ^ http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001201507060045
  137. ^ http://ips.pravo.gov.ru/?docbody=3&nd=102163012
  138. ^ http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001201507080008
  139. ^ http://ips.pravo.gov.ru/?docbody=5&nd=102153757
  140. ^ http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001201502090005?index=1&rangeSize=1&back=False
  141. ^ http://ips.pravo.gov.ru/?docbody=6&nd=102146380
  142. ^ http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001201407140026?filtercode=government&filterid=8005d8c9-4b6d-48d3-861a-2a37e69fccb3
  143. ^ http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001201507060036
  144. ^ http://ips.pravo.gov.ru/?docbody=4&nd=102159816
  145. ^ Agreement between the European Community and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to the citizens of the European Union and the Russian Federation
  146. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Council of ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina on conditions of mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina (in Russian)
  147. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and Government of the National Republic of Bulgaria on conditions of mutual visa-free trips of citizens (in Russian)
  148. ^ Agreement on an order of mutual visa-free trips of citizens of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and citizens of the National Republic of Bulgaria (in Russian)
  149. ^ [4] (in Russian)
  150. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of People's Republic of China on mutual trips of citizens
  151. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of People's Republic of China on visa-free trips on diplomatic and service passports
  152. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus visa-free entry - exit
  153. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Czech Republic and the Government of the Russian Federation on visa-free trips of citizens
  154. ^ Agreement between the government of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic about conditions of mutual trips of citizens of both states
  155. ^ Agreement on mutual visa-free trips of citizens of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and citizens of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (in Russian)
  156. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and Government of the Hungarian National Republic on conditions of mutual visa-free trips of citizens (in Russian)
  157. ^ Agreement on an order of mutual visa-free trips of citizens of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and citizens of the Hungarian National Republic (in Russian)
  158. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic on a visa-free regime for citizens of both states making office trips on diplomatic or service passports
  159. ^ Interim agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Lithuania on mutual trips of citizens
  160. ^ Agreement on an order of mutual visa-free trips of citizens of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and citizens of the Monolsky National Republic (in Russian)
  161. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Abkhazia on mutual visa-free trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia Agreement between the Government of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and Government of the Polish National Republic on mutual visa-free trips of citizens of both states (in Russian)
  162. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and Government of the Polish National Republic on mutual visa-free trips of citizens of both states (in Russian)
  163. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Romania on visa abolition for office, tourist, private and transit trips (in Russian)
  164. ^ The agreement between the Government of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Romania on cancellation of the entrance - exit visas at trips on office affairs, on a visit to relatives and acquaintances and about cancellation of transit visas (in Russian)
  165. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and Allied Executive Veche of Skupstina of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on mutual trips of citizens (in Russian)
  166. ^ http://www.russiatourism.ru/contents/statistika/statisticheskie-pokazateli-vzaimnykh-poezdok-grazhdan-rossiyskoy-federatsii-i-grazhdan-inostrannykh-gosudarstv/strany-lidiruyushchie-po-kolichestvu-pribytiy-na-territoriyu-rossiyskoy-federatsii/
  167. ^ Foreigners need visas to travel to Crimea
  168. ^ Ukraine insists on right of issuing Crimean visa
  169. ^ Crimea proposes lifting visas for tourists
  170. ^ Crimea visits to be visa-free for Chinese travellers — Russia tourism chief
  171. ^ Russia to ease visa regime for World Cup fans in 2018
  172. ^ Russia to introduce fingerprint scanning for visa applicants in UK, Denmark, Myanmar, Namibia

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