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The website of Real Russia states:

There are two main formats of visa being issued by Russian consulates at the moment (in addition to the rare separate paper version)

As does the website of RSPB Travel:

A Russian visa is a special document either stamped to your passport or issued on a separate paper, that grants you a permit to enter and to leave the Russian Federation during a specified period of time.

I wonder in what circumstances you could get such a stand-alone Russian visa, and at what consulates?

  • I obtained such a separate paper visa from an application within Russia (already had a single-entry which was the sticker kind, got a new multiple-entry that came as a separate paper card). – ajd Feb 26 '17 at 23:47
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As outlined in the related question, there could be several reasons:

  • The "visa" is a residence permit. In Russia it has the form of a passport booklet.

  • Russia doesn't recognize the applicant's state of citizenship (for example, Kosovo), so they put their visa sticker on a separate piece of paper.

  • You lost your passport after entering Russia and need to show proof of the legality of your stay.

  • You don't have a passport at all, so there's no place where to put the visa (e.g. you're the British Queen).

Overall I wouldn't count on it as a regular tourist.

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