A foreigner traveling to Russia should have a valid passport (expiry date should be no earlier than 6 months after the date of visitor’s departure from Russia) and an appropriate visa (for almost all foreign visitors).

Foreign participants should apply for visas at the Russian Consulate in their countries.

Invitation Letters for Visa can be provided by the Local Committee upon request.

Note, for some countries, the process of issuing the official letter of invitation involves Federal Migration Service and it can take about 6 weeks.

Please, apply for a visa as soon as possible to ensure that the visa is issued timely.

Please, fill the form

Visa information blank

and send it to Dr. Grigory Isachenko:

In case of last moment decision for citizens of the following countries:

Austria, Andorra, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (including Taiwan), Croatia, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, The Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican

there is possibility to get free e-visa to Saint Petersburg.  Unfortunately, there are many conditions and restrictions, but you can apply a minimum five days early before entering Russia. For more information, please go to