Citizens of the following countries do not need a Russian visa at all or may not need a visa depending on the reason and/or duration of the visit

Abkhazia.

Argentina 

If your purpose of visiting Russia is a tourism, you don't need Russian visa for up to 90 days in 180 day period starting from the day of first entry.

Visa would be required:

  • for applicants staying for more than 90 days in a 180 day period;
  • for applicants going to Russia to conduct commercial or work-related activities.

Diplomat or Official passport holders would require visa for the whole period of stay.

Armenia.

Azerbaijan.

Belarus.

Bolivia

If you have a Diplomatic and Service passports, you don't need a visa. All others are required Russian visa.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

You don't need Russian visa for up to 30 days for tourists and up to 90 days for other visitors. Tourist documents or the original invitation accordingly are required to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities.

Brazil

You don't need a visa for up to 90 days in 180 days period for tourist, private visits or transit purposes only. In all other cases (including business) visa is required.

Brunei

If you have a Diplomatic and Service passports, you don't need a visa for up to 14 days. All others are required Russian visa.

Chile

If you are a tourist, you don't need a visa for up to 90 days in 180 days period. Visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits and Diplomatic and Service passports holders.

Columbia

You don't need a visa for up to 90 days in 180 days period.

Croatia

If you have a Diplomatic and Service passports, you don't need a visa for up to 90 days in 180 days period. All others are required Russian visa

Cuba.

Dominican Republic

If you have a Diplomatic and Service passports, you don't need a visa for up to 90 days. All others are required Russian visa

Ecuador

You don't need a visa for up to 90 days in 180 days period.

El Salvador

You don't need a visa for up to 90 days.

Guatemala

If you have a Diplomatic and Service passports, you don't need a visa for up to 14 days. All others are required Russian visa

Honduras

You don't need a visa for up to 90 days in 180 days period.

Hong Kong

You don't need a visa for up to 14 days of stay.

Iceland

If you have a Diplomatic and Service passports, you don't need a visa for up to 90 days. All others are required Russian visa.

Israel

You don't need Russian visa for up to 90 days. Tourist documents or the original invitation accordingly are required to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities. Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders.

Kazakhstan.

Kirghiz Republic.

Republic of Korea

You don't need a Russian visa for up to 60 days for the tourists.

Macedonia

For tourism you don't need the Russian visa for up to 30 days  and up to 90 days for other purposes. Tourist documents or the original invitation accordingly are required to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities.

Mauritius

For tourism or business purpose you don't need the visa for up to 60 days .

Moldova.

Mongolia

If you have Diplomatic or Service passport you don't need a visa for up to 30 days. In case of consequent trips, total amount of days spent in Russia cannot exceed 90 days in a period of 180 days from the date of first entrance.

Montenegro

You don't need a visa for up to 30 days stay. Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders.

Mozambique

If you have Diplomatic or Service passport you don't need a visa for up to 30 days.

Nicaragua

You don't need a visa for up to up to 90 days of stay.

Panama

You don'r need a visa for up to 90 days in 180 days period.

Paraguay

You don'r need a visa for up to 90 days in 180 days period.

Peru

If you are a tourist, you don't need a visa for up to 90 days in 180 days period. Visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits and Diplomatic and Service passports holders.

Serbia

If you have biometric passport obtained after April 9th, 2008, you can stay in Russia up to 30 days. Diplomatic or Official passport holders without accreditation in Russia can stay up to 90 days. Serbian nationalities with temporary and permanent resident permits can stay without time limits. In all other cases visa is required. Visa free regime does not apply for Yugoslavian passports holders.

The Republic of South Africa

You don't need a visa for up to 90 days, with the exception of work, study and residence

Thailand

If you have ordinary passport, you don't need a visa for up to 30 days stay. Diplomatic and Service passports holders can stay for up to 90 days.

Tajikistan.

Ukraine.

Uruguay

You don't need a visa for up to 90 days in 180 days period.

Uzbekistan.

Venezuela

You don't need a visa for up to 90 days of stay. Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders.