E-visa  to Russia

04 August 2023

We are pleased to inform you that the e-visa to Russia was launched as from 01st August, 2023.
Citizens of 55 countries can now apply for visa to Russia online. You may find the list of countries and the application rules on the official website of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: .

27 September 2022

From July 15th, Russia has lifted the restrictions on crossing its land borders established in connection with the pandemic. Foreign tourists once again have the opportunity to enter our country on regular bus lines Lux Express and Ecolines.


07 August 2023

Christmas is an important holiday for the Christian world. It is celebrated by both Catholics and Orthodox. By tradition, the Orthodox Christmas is on the 7th of January, while the Catholic and Protestant is on the 25th of December. It can be explained by the fact that when Russia together with the rest of the world, switched to a new, more accurate calendar, the Orthodox Church refused to do so. Thus, before that Christmas in Russia was celebrated on the 25th of December.

In Russia religious people go to the church at Christmas, however, this is not required. After all, Christmas in Russia is considered a family holiday and you can celebrate it just at home in a narrow family circle. The are many Christmas traditions in Russia, namely: decorating the table and the house, dishes that must be on the table, and so on, but the most interesting is, of course, Christmas fortune-telling. This tradition probably came from pagan customs and is widely popular till this day. Grandmothers and great-grandmothers usually pass on the secrets of fortune-telling. There are many different types of fortune-telling: for luck, for wealth, and for women – prediction of the future betrothed.

Christmas is a truly magical time in Russia, and MIR Travel Company invites everyone to plunge into the magic of Russian Christmas.