How to Get a Russian Visa
Russia is a large, beautiful country with diverse landscape, culture, entertainment, and activities. Unless you are a holder of a diplomatic or service passport, you will have to apply for a visa through the Russian Visa Application Centre, rather than the Consulate as you may for other countries. This process applies to all manner of visa including tourist, private, student, business, humanitarian, transit, or work visas.
Fortunately, applying for a Russian visa is a fairly straightforward endeavour. First, you will want to verify the requirements for whichever type of visa you need. This information is available online through the Visa Centre website and a quick online search of “Russian Visa Centre” will provide you for the appropriate link for your country. For example, if you are a Canadian applying for a Russian visa you would visit russia.visacenter.ca.
Try Pelmeni On Your Russian Trip
Interested in trying some authentic cuisine as you plan your travel to Russia? Because Russia is so multicultural and ethnically rich, there are menu items virtually for every taste! If you want to leave the burgers at home and try something new, consider indulging in the following dishes
Best Time to Travel to Russia
Russia is the largest country in the world, so not surprisingly it has a varied climate. Depending on the kinds of activities that interest you, and even your favourite season, you should carefully consider when you plan to travel to Russia. To truly enjoy the sites and culture of this breathtaking country, you want to be sure to travel when your interests are going to be met. Some of us are winter lovers, and Russia will not disappoint with outdoor activities – though the air will be a little chillier. If you prefer milder weather, spring and summer in Russia offer some astounding scenery and exciting activities.
The Vacation Season
July and August are the warmest months in Russia, and as such they represent peak tourist season. The days are long and warm, and in St. Petersburg you can enjoy 24-hour daylight for part of the year. During “White Nights” as it is known, the city is vibrant, but crowded. Summer temperatures can reach 30 degrees Celsius or more, but be sure to check the weather of your destination as temperatures vary widely in such a large country.
Tips Before you Travel: Security & Health
Before travelling in Russia or any international destination, consider your security and health. Russia is a large and safe country, but make sure to get some information about personal safety in each city you plan to travel.
Places to Visit in Russia: Tverskaya Street
Also known as Gorky Street, Tverskaya Street is the most well-known radial street in Moscow. Running northwest from Manege Square towards St. Petersburg, this street holds both historical and architectural significance.
Tips Before you Travel: Electronics
As is the case with travel to any international destination, you need to do a bit of research about electronics and electricity in Russia. Ultimately, you’ll need to bring a charger adaptor as different countries have different kinds of plugs and voltage.