Visas For Agreement
You can access the agreements via the links on the right. Agreements facilitating the issuance of visas promote contact between citizens between citizens and nationals of non-EU countries. The agreements facilitate the issuance of visas for short-term stays and do not exceed 90 days of stay within 180 days. From its effective date, this agreement prevails over the provisions of bilateral or multilateral agreements or agreements between Member States and the Russian Federation, as the provisions of these latest agreements or arrangements relate to issues dealt with in this agreement. 1. Citizens of the Russian Federation or member states holding valid diplomatic passports may enter, leave and transit visa-free on the territory of the Member States or the Russian Federation. 2. By derogation from paragraph 1 of this article, this agreement does not enter into force until the date of the readmission agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community, when that date is closest to that set out in paragraph 1 of this article. The Russian Federation has visa-free agreements with 140 countries. In the table says in red that the agreements are signed, but are not ratified or temporarily not implemented. 2. The contracting parties charge a fee of EUR 70 for the processing of visas if the visa applicant and the supporting documents have been filed by the visa applicant within three days of his scheduled departure date. This does not apply to cases in Article 6, paragraphs 3, b) and (f) and Article 7, paragraph 3.
At present, there are no railway crossing points where the visa could be used to travel from Europe to the Leningrad Oblast.  It is intended that the electronic visa could be used if you take a train to Wyborg and take another train between Wyborg and St. Petersburg. This is because border checks for passengers leaving the train in Wyborg take place at the station, as the station is close to the border, while other border checks take place on trains.  The train from Riga to St. Petersburg departs outside the Leningrad Oblast in Russia. Therefore, electronic visas for passengers will only be allowed if the destination area extends to other areas. Participants at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok will be able to attend a visa-free event from 8 to 15 September 2018.
 No visas are required for airline, crew, crew and railway crew members who have entered into a bilateral agreement with the Russian government exempting crew members from the visa requirement.   The visa requirement for nationals of Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina for stays in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in one semester was also lifted from 15 December 2010.