Russian visa provides a right of entry to the country and staying in the Russian Federation within the period allowed. At the same time, the key characteristics of the given document are its time frame and purpose(s) of the journey. Violation of the allowed length of stay or declared purposes entails prosecution and deportation.
Pay attention! The purposes you are declaring can’t be changed after the visa registration. That’s why you need to identify them as clear as you can during the preparation of documents.
What visa do you need to enter Russia? That depends on purposes of the upcoming visit. The goal of your visit can be:
Various kinds of tourism
Participation in educational programs (long-term/short-term)
Working in Russia
Participation in cultural, sports and other kinds of events taking place in Russia
Pay attention! You need to indicate purposes of your journey while applying for a visa in the consulate as far as it determines what kind of Russian visa you will get.