Re-posting it again because it was marked as a duplicate even though it wasn't.
Just got a Russian Transit visa. The visa pages in my passport are numbered 7-33, with only page 7 having stamps in it.
I sent a yellow post-it note to the visa application centre asking that the visa be put on page 8 ("please put the visa on page 8"). Still, the consulate put it on page 22.
I know most countries put visas on the first empty page, but what about Russian embassies specifically? The reason why it annoys me is because I truly want my passport to be neat and orderly, to make it easier to find stuff. Although it's the first time so far, I'd still like to know for future applications.
Could it even have been that my post-it note had the opposite effect? Would be good to know so I don't make that mistake again.