Originally Posted by rtwpaul
Ok Noah or should be now call you "HOй" until you reach Magadan or Vlad...so tell us the process for the Russian visa, costs/ problems or not/ docs required to get it, how long it took, i'm guessing a multiple entry, any restrictions on certain areas or border crossings...we know you have time between the snow, the girls and no bike
The Russians all call me what sounds like "No-ee". Its all good.
As far as the visa, I used Rainier World Travel Inc
out of Issaquah WA. They are great to work with. They got my LOI and and Visa for $450 total. It is 3 year multiple entry tourist visa. This is now an option for Americans. No more 6 month business visa and lying about being in Russia for business. I can stay in Russia for up to 6 months at a time. I don't think there are any other restrictions. Processing time was about 10 days - 2 weeks. All in all it took about 1 month with sending the passport from Georgia to the US and back.