6 Sep 09
I suggest you use a agency to get your visa for Russia. Before you get it you will need to book accommodation and have a confirmation of this for the embassy. The fees are really high. If you live near the embassy it would be possible for you to visit in person. You would have to leave your passport and application with photos then collect it about a week later. I looked into visiting Russia when I was working in Finland but it was too expensive. I did consider going to Russia when I was traveling in the Baltic Countries. The visa fee is pricey. Good luck.
6 Sep 09
I was in Moscow ten years ago. I think Moscow is more expensive than London. also i felt scared when i was there. robbery can happen any time any where. I don't know you have friend there or not, you can ask them the recent situation. Also i felt in moscow it's not easy to get fresh vegetables.the main meal is potota. i don't like it. Also english is not popular in Russia so if you can not speak Russian you would feel no easy to find your way there. However i think my experience of Russia was a precious one that gave the motivation to travel abroad.by the way i have studied Russian for more than 20 years so it's a little easier for me.
6 Sep 09
Hello, Here is a good source of information for Russian Visa requirements : http://www.russianvisa.org/ Here is an excerpt : " If you are planning a visit to Russia and don’t know what to start with, or are now in process of getting a visa to Russia, or if you are currently staying in Russia – our web pages will provide you with both legal advice and practicalities enough to ensure a safe and nice trip. Please visit our Visa Manual to choose the type of visa which will be most suitable for your case, our section Visa News for up-to-date information on Russian visa issues, and our section Visa Laws for juridical matters, in which all laws, resolutions and orders are gathered to help you resolve even the most complicated cases. You can also obtain Russian visa support online and locate the nearest Russian Embassy or Consulate. If you require help or advice from a visa expert in your country, please review a listing of the local visa agencies. " Regards