There are so many things to discover during a trip to Russia! Not only are the Russian landscapes and architecture in historic towns amazing, but if you try to get to know the locals and their customs you will come back feeling transformed by the authentic experience!
Top places to discover.
British passport holders require a visa for any stay in Russia. You have to apply via VFS Global who manage the process for the Russian Embassy in the UK. Their website has very clear instructions on the, fairly complicated, way to apply for a visa. (http://ru.vfsglobal.co.uk)
Please be aware that all applicants for a visa need to go to the offices of VFS Global in person.
This is because all applicants for a visa who are 12 years old or older will have their fingerprints scanned as part of the application procedure., -
It is recommended that you check your DTP (diptheria, whooping cough and tetanus) vaccination is up to date. You are also recommended to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever, tick borne encephalitis, flu, and meningococcal meningitis, depending on which regions you intend to visit.
The international dialling code for Russia is 007. You can use international phone cards to make calls, or go to a call centre.
Free wifi is available more or less everywhere in the big cities so you should have no problem connecting to the internet.
Embassy of the United Kingdom in Moscow
Smolenskaya Naberezhnaya 10 -
Embassy of Russia in London
6-7 Kensington Palace Gardens
London W8 4QP,