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.

The Hermitage resumes the construction of the fund storage building

05 August 2023

The State Hermitage Museum has announced the resumption of the construction of a storage building in the Staraya Derevnya District (St. Petersburg). Restoration and storage center named “Staraya Derevnya" will be built in the form of a cube, covered with a relief glass facade. An unusual architectural concept of the building with a total area of 51,546 square meters, designed by the Dutch workshop OMA (the Office for Metropolitan Architecture), under the guidance of the famous architect Rem Koolhaas. The building will house a library and an open storage, with the possibility of the guides tours, as well as the exhibition halls and staff offices.