All types of Russian entry visas are received through Russian embassies and consulates. Assuming all documents are ready, the process usually takes no more than 3-10 working days for the Russian travel visa.  The issuance of Russian electronic visas to the Far East region, Kaliningrad Oblast and St. Petersburg and Leningrad has been suspended since 18 March 2020 and has not yet been resumed.  As of its entry into force, this agreement prevails over the provisions of bilateral or multilateral agreements or agreements between Member States and the Russian Federation, as the provisions of these latest agreements or arrangements deal with issues dealt with in this agreement. Depending on the purpose of entry into the Russian Federation and the purpose of residence, the visas are classified as: Depending on the purpose of the entry of the foreign citizen into the Russian Federation and the purpose of his stay in the Russian Federation ordinary visas are subdivided into private, store, tourist, education, work, humanitarian and entry visa for the Russian Federation for temporary stay or ceremonial citizenship : Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Russia imposed Italy from 30 January 2020, from 30 January 2020, temporary travel restrictions for the issuance of e-visas to China from 30 January 2020 from 28 February 2020 for Italy, from 18 March 2020 for all other countries. The Evisa regional programme is valid until 1 January 2021.  Subject to national national security rules and regulations of the Russian Federation and Member States, and subject to EU rules on visas with limited territorial validity, citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union are allowed to travel on the territory of the Member States and the Russian Federation on an equal footing with the citizens of the European Union and Russia. No visa is required for airline crew members, crews, crews and railway crews who have entered into a bilateral agreement with the Russian government exempting crew members from the visa requirement.   Russia`s visa policy applies to the requirements that a foreigner wishing to enter the Russian Federation must meet in order to obtain a visa which is a permit for entry, entry and residence in the country. Visa exemptions are based on bilateral or multilateral agreements.
Russia has agreements with a large number of countries whose citizens are visa-exempt or can apply for an online visa (e-visa). Citizens of countries that do not have such an agreement with Russia must obtain a visa in advance from a Russian diplomatic representation or visa centre. Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova amending the agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Moldova to facilitate the issuance of visas (modification of the agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Moldova on the facilitation of visa issuance) has concluded agreements to facilitate visa procedures for both Russian citizens and citizens of their partner`s jurisdiction.