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.


05 August 2023

02 August is the Day of Airborne Forces in Russia and in some countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union. The celebration symbolizes recognition of the merits of military specialists in ensuring the defense and security of the state. On this day many cities traditionally host demonstration performances of paratroopers, concerts and other entertainment activities.

The celebrants have an interesting tradition - on this day they bathe in the city fountains. There are several versions of the roots of this seemingly strange custom. The first is connected with the celebration of the Slavic holiday dedicated to Elijah the Profet. One of the rituals performed by the Slavs on that day was washing with spring water. Over time, it transformed into a full immersion in water, and then, among the military, into a dip into the city fountains.

Another version speaks of the courage of the military paratroopers. According to an old legend, everyone who entered the water on 02 August risked being drowned by mermaids and other aquatic vermin. But the paratroopers are not afraid of mermaids and willingly demonstrate it.

Finally, the most trivial version: The weather in August is usually quite hot in Russia. Therefore, the celebrants strolling under the blistering summer sun simply need to cool off, and fountains come in handy.