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Can a US citizen get into Russia?

about 6 years ago about Russia

Just wondering if we can travel?

Is it advisable? I have heard from others that police there are pretty tough on foreigners in general.

Asked by claywekka via Site_iconTravellr.com

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    Absolutely, but you'll need to get in touch with a Russian travel agent to obtain a letter of invitation.

    US male citizens need to fill out a form to promise not to spy (although they don't check if you cross your fingers) and French citizens need to provide 3 months bank statements.

    As it's more convoluted than most we recommend using a visa agency, but the steps to do it yourself can be found here: http://www.waytorussia.net/RussianVisa/ about 6 years ago

    Answered by Steve via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Yes but you need a visa obtained in advance

    Invitation letter isn't difficult and can be provided by a hotel if you don't want go through an agent.

    If you are not staying in a hotel, then you will need a private invitation (Izvisheniye) - much more difficult to obtain.

    Lots more up to date and official info here
    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1006.html almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Martha Nova via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Yes, sadly, local police are all jerks :( they're sometimes really tough even on locals. about 5 years ago

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