Expedited Visa for
Russia

When you need to get your visa for Russia processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Russia

Russia issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel Visa
  • Sightseeing Visa
  • Cruise Ship Passengers Visa
  • Tour Groups Visa

Russia Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Russia Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Russia

Russia issues Business visas for:
  • Conducting Business Visa
  • Providing Services Visa
  • Expositions/Tradeshows Visa
  • Conferences Visa

Russia Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Russia Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Official or Diplomatic Visa for Russia

Russia issues Official or Diplomatic visas for:
  • Diplomatic Travel
  • Offical Travel

Russia Official or Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a U.S. Passport, a Official or Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Russia Official or Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a Non-US Passport, a Official or Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Get a Home Stay or Private Stay Visa for Russia

Russia issues Home Stay or Private Stay visas for:
  • Visiting Family Visa
  • Visiting Friends Visa

Russia Home Stay or Private Stay Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a U.S. Passport, a Home Stay or Private Stay Visa is required.

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Russia Home Stay or Private Stay Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a Non-US Passport, a Home Stay or Private Stay Visa is required.

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Get a Student Visa for Russia

Russia issues Student visas for:
  • Student Visa
  • Study Visa

Russia Student Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a U.S. Passport, a Student Visa is required.

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Russia Student Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a Non-US Passport, a Student Visa is required.

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Get a Transit Visa for Russia

Russia issues Transit visas for:
  • Transiting Russia Visa

Russia Transit Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a U.S. Passport, a Transit Visa is required.

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Russia Transit Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a Non-US Passport, a Transit Visa is required.

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Get a Work Visa for Russia

Russia issues Work visas for:
  • Working in Russia Visa
  • Teachers Visa

Russia Work Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a U.S. Passport, a Work Visa is required.

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Russia Work Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Russia with a Non-US Passport, a Work Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Russia related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

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About Russia

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Russia at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Russia

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Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire.

During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia. Defeat in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 contributed to the Revolution of 1905, which resulted in the formation of a parliament and other reforms. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to widespread rioting in the major cities of the Russian Empire and to the overthrow in 1917 of the imperial household. The Communists under Vladimir LENIN seized power soon after and formed the USSR. The brutal rule of Iosif STALIN (1928-53) strengthened Communist rule and Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives.

The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the following decades until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize Communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into Russia and 14 other independent republics. Since then, Russia has shifted its post-Soviet democratic ambitions in favor of a centralized semi-authoritarian state whose legitimacy is buttressed, in part, by carefully managed national elections, former President PUTIN's genuine popularity, and the prudent management of Russia's windfall energy wealth. Russia has severely disabled a Chechen rebel movement, although violence still occurs throughout the North Caucasus.


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