I'm a Canadian with a tourist visa. Someone has offered me a ride from Riga to Moscow from BlaBlaCar and I wonder if I would be denied entry into Russia due to trying to enter from a private car rather than from an official bus company.
If the driver were my friend, perhaps it would be better, but this driver is a stranger and my tourist via invitation came from a tourist company, not from a friend, so I'm not on a "visiting friends visa". I'm just using this stranger for the ride, which I will be paying for through agreement on BlaBlaCar.
I do not speak any Russian, but I have downloaded the "English -> Russian" Google Translate dictionary on my phone for off-line usage.