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Russia is the largest nation in the world by surface area covering one-eighth of the Earth’s populated land areas. Russia is the only country in the world that spans eleven time zones with a wide range of atmosphere and landforms. The capital city of Moscow lies in western Russia.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Russia
All foreigners must apply for a visa to enter the country. Visas can be obtained from either the Russian embassy within their country or the Russian consulate. There are two types of visas - a single-entry tourist visa, which is valid up to 30 days, and a double-entry tourist visa for booking multi-routes air tickets to Russia.
Things/Items Allowed into Russia
Passengers older than 18 years old are allowed to bring without customs duty 400 individual cigarettes, 200 cigarillos, 100 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco products if only one type of tobacco products are imported, 3 liters of alcohol, a reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use, goods up to an amount of EUR 10,000 for personal use only, and caviar (factory packed) of up to 250 grams per person.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Russia
• Pets without an international veterinary passport or veterinarian health certificate
• Precious Metals, Stones, Pearls
• Acipenseridae family (sturgeons) fish
• Antiquities (i.e. any article older than 50 years) and art objects (subject to duty and special permit from the Ministry of Culture)
Things/Items Forbidden into Russia
• Photographs and printed items directed against Russian Fed
• Currency worth more than USD 1,500
• Goods valued more than EUR 10,000
• Fruits and Vegetables
• Dairy and meat products from Armenia, Georgia, EU, US, Canada, Norway and Australia
Voice of Travelers to Russia
Pleasant Visit and Convenient Ticket to Moscow
My ticket to Russia was spectacular, amazing and delightful. If your next flight is booked to Russia, you must not miss visiting St. Petersburg. I booked a train ticket heading to St. Petersburg. The train was amazing, the ticket was cheap, and the speed was approximately about 300 kilometers per hour. I got there in less than 4 hours. English can be used in some parts of Russia. The locals guided me to a very nice local place to eat. The sandwiches, chocolates, coffee, were delicious. Moreover, the hotel Inn, Moskovskie Vorota, was a great place to stay.
Cheap Air Tickets and Great People
The roads, the villages, and the whole of Russia are scenic and great. The Catherine Palace is a great and cheap place to visit, full of historic objects. It'll take you through a load of information about Russian history, and it was so interesting. In addition, the public transportation was cheap, amazing, organized, and not crowded. The trains were spacious and very comfortable and the taxis were safe, cheap, reliable, and fast. It was a trip of a lifetime!
Perfect, Seamless, and No Complaints at All
I enjoyed my stay in Russia. I can't wait to go back since booking an air ticket to Russia was not that expensive. I was staying at the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel in Moscow and was impressed by the service offered and the quality of food there. All of the staff there spoke English very well and very professionally handled all of my queries around Russia.
Russia Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When should I book an air ticket to Russia?
A. Russia in the summer is very crowded by locals and tourists. Since October is an off-season month, it will be the best time to visit the fountains of Peterhof, parks of Pushkin, and the amazing countryside of the Golden Ring. Thus, the best time to book your air ticket is in the late seasons of the spring and in the early fall season.
Q. What is prohibited in Russia?
A. It is prohibited to take your overcoat with you inside canteens. There are several items that cannot be brought into Russia. Before booking your air ticket, please make sure to double check the customs and rules of the country you plan to visit.
Q. What are the top tourist attractions in Russia?
A. The Saint Basil's Cathedral, one of the top 10 tourist attractions in Russia, is situated in the center of Russia. The exterior and interior architecture is unique and historic, as there is no similar structure anywhere else. The Hermitage Museum, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, has 2.5 million items collected from around the world. A ticket for this place is not cheap as the museum is holding a large complex of six historic buildings including the former residence of Russian emperors. Kremlin is also a must-see attraction, located in Moscow. It includes an armory, historic royal treasures, and the Diamond Fund Exhibitions, which is a huge and a unique collection of jewelry, given to Catherine the Great.
Q. How expensive is booking an air ticket to travel to Russia?
A. Compared to London, New York, and Paris, an air ticket to Russia is affordable for tourists due to the Ruble collapse in Russia. Booking a ticket to Russia used to be one of the most expensive trips in the world.
Russia - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport • Beijing Capital International Airport
• Charles de Gaulle Airport
• John F. Kennedy International Airport
• Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
• Agadir–Al Massira Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Domodedovo International Airport • Heathrow Airport
• Athens International Airport
• Sharjah International Airport
• Indira Gandhi International Airport
• Ben Gurion Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Vnukovo International Airport • Dubai International Airport
• Istanbul Ataturk Airport
• Antalya Airport
• Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Pulkovo Airport • Heathrow Airport
• Dubai International Airport
• Charles de Gaulle Airport
• Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Sochi International Airport • Istanbul Atatürk Airport
• Ben Gurion Airport
• Aktau Airport
Flight Routes to Russia
Travelers to Russia can get their air tickets from airlines such as Qatar Airways, British Airways, KLM and Air France. Russia's main airport, Sheremetyevo International Airport, has four operating terminals for travelers and a special terminal for private and business use. In total, Russia has 270 airports allowing travelers to travel within the country via air routes conveniently. Russia is also a layover country for many international flights and has many daily flights.