Russian visas should be obtained from a
Russian embassy or consulate in your country or abroad in advance of travel,
as it is impossible to obtain a Russian entry visa upon arrival. Travelers
who arrive without an entry visa are not permitted to enter Russia and
face immediate expulsion by route of entry, at the traveler's expense.
Errors in dates or other information on the visa may result in denial
of entry, and it is helpful to have someone who reads Russian check the
Time is GMT +3 for Moscow. The clocks change
twice during the year. There is a "summertime period" from the
last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October. New York is 8 hours
behind of Moscow.
Customs. Before passing through customs
you must fill in a customs declaration. No duty is necessary if the total
cost of items taken out from Russia is less than $750 US Items under $75
may be sent duty-free via international mail (over $75 worth costs 60
percent of the customs value of the item).