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Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Philippe Bone

Head of Development Russia, Ukraine, Georgia & CIS, AccorHotels

Imad Barrakad

Chairman & CEO, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT)

Vadim Prasov

Managing Partner, Alliance Hotel Management

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR

David Jenkins

Vice President Business Development Russia, CIS & Baltics, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Anatoly Kondratenko

Senior Director, Acquisitions & Development, Russia, CIS & Baltics, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

Marina Usenko

Independent Hotel Advisor

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR

Michael O'Hare

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Dimitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY

Vladimir Ilichev

Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons

Vladimir Poddubko

Head of Hospitality Department, A.N.D. Corporation

Tatiana Veller

National Director, Head of Hotel & Hospitality Group Russia & CIS, JLL

Daniel Thorniley

President, DT-Global Business Consulting GmbH

Cuneyt Baltaoglu

Managing Director, Akfen REIT

Aron Libinson

Associate Vice President Operations and Development Russia & CIS, IHG

Michael Collini

Vice President Development – Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide

Scott Antel

Hospitality and Leisure Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Michael Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Alexander Kaltykov

Chief Executive Officer, Osnova Group

Andrey Yakunin

Co-Founding Partner, VIY Management LLP

Visa Information

All foreign nationals are required to have entry visas to travel to the Russian Federation.

To find the Russian Embassy in your country please click here.

Visa Agencies

The easiest way to obtain a visa is to use one of the many visa agencies. These agencies are committed to making things simple for you, so you can make the most of your trip.

This service provides you with an actual Russian visa ready to use for your travels. You won't have to stand in queues at the consulate, you needn't rely on partners or tour operators coming through with the required documents on time.  They obtain all the necessary visa support documentation, check, prepare and lodge your application with the Russian consulate and pick it up when it has been processed so no standing in queues at the embassy!

Below are a selection of websites that offer these services.


PLEASE NOTE - Following the presidental order, as of 10th December 2014 all applicants over 12 years of age applying for their Russian visas in the UK, Denmark, Myanmar and Namibia are required to provide their biometric data at the time of having their visa documents submitted for processing at the consulate. To do this you will need to go to the Embassy in London.