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In the time when I needed visas to enter Russia I queued at their consulates on three different continents. I have also queued at various bureaucracies inside Russia. On balance, I saw no difference between the two. It's part of what is and I doubt that questions put directly to staff will yield up anything more valuable. In my experience each Russian ...


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TL;DR: No. The situation you describe is almost certainly entirely the Russians' own doing. The host country for an embassy gets very little say about that embassy's activities. They can refuse the letters of credence of an incoming ambassador, but this is a major diplomatic snub and is not too far off from breaking diplomatic relations entirely. They ...


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According to federal law, a passport should be issued within 3 months of the date of application. (note that the date quotes below are not the edition date of the law, but rather the registration date, as some sources put it -- something akin to the date of the first passage of the given law, which then can get amended multiple times, still bearing the ...


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As long as you don't leave the airport airside, you shouldn't need a visa for Russia. I've had (a few years ago) a 6 hour or so wait at SVO, and didn't need one. you're just a transfer passenger, and are herded from arrival to departure via a special queue (a slow one, took us like 3 hours waiting, there were literally like a thousand people waiting there ...


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Yes of course, if you have the necessary documents to enter both countries and make the travel arrangements yourself for both of them, the Russian authorities don't care which country you're arriving from. There are very few countries in the world where this would be a problem, like going to Saudi Arabia right after Israel for example, but they wouldn't ...


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You're likely out of luck. Generally, Russia requires you apply for a visa (and needs an invitation as well) from your country of citizenship OR country of residence. If you're not applying at the embassy/consulate in your home country, you have to prove (visa or otherwise) that you're a resident in the third party country. Getting an invite is easy ...



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