Russian Travel Digest

The number of visa-free countries, available for Russian tourists, has increased in 2017.

The number of visa-free countries, available for Russian tourists, has increased in 2017. Now 74 countries are opened for Russians without visa. This number is added by the list of countries, which you can visit without a visa in advance, getting it just on arrival. Below is the new list of visa-free countries for Russians in 2017:
 
CIS
Abkhazia, General civil Russian passport
Azerbaijan - up to 90 days on a foreign passport
Belarus, for a regular Russian passport
Georgia is 360 days, for foreign passport
Armenia up to 180 days, by foreign passport
Kazakhstan - 90 days for a regular Russian passport
Kyrgyzstan, General civil Russian passport
Moldova, by foreign passport
Tajikistan, foreign passport
Ukraine - 90 days within 180-day period, by foreign passport), but the situation may change, so stay tuned
Uzbekistan - up to 60 days on foreign passport
 
Asia and Southeast Asia
Vietnam up to 15 days, but not earlier than 30 days from the date of last departure from Vietnam, but it is possible to obtain free visas for a period of 1-3 months
Hong Kong - 14 days
Laos - 15 days
Maldives - 30 days
Macau - 30 days
Mongolia - 30 days in the amount of not more than 90 days out of 180
Malaysia - 1 month
Thailand - 30 days
Philippines - 30 days
Indonesia - 30 days
South Korea - 60 days in the amount of not more than 90 days out of 180
 
Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina up to 30 days
Macedonia - up to 90 days within six months
Serbia - up to 30 days
Montenegro up to 30 days
Turkey up to 60 days
 
Latin America
El Salvador - 90 days
Nicaragua - 90 days
Panama - 90 days
Costa Rica- 30 days
 
South America
Argentina - 90 days within 180 days
Brazil - 90 days
Venezuela - 90 days
Guyana - 90 days
Guatemala - 90 days
Colombia - 90 days
Paraguay - 90 days
Peru - 90 days
Uruguay - up to 90 days within six months
Chile - 90 days
Ecuador - 90 days
 
Caribbean
Bahamas - 90 days
Barbados - 28 days
Haiti - 3 months
Grenada - 90 days
Dominica - 21 days
Dominican Republic - 30 days
Cuba - 30 days
Saint Lucia - 6 weeks
Saint Kitts and Nevis - 3 months
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - up to 1 month.
Trinidad and Tobago - 90 days
Turks and Caicos Islands - 90 days
Jamaica - 30 days
 
Pacific basin
GUAM - 45 days
Micronesia - 30 days
Cook Islands - 31 days
Niue - 30 days
Nauru - 14 days
Fiji - 4 months
Northern Mariana Islands 45 days
 
Africa
Gambia - 56 days
Mauritius - 60 days each entry, not more than 90 days in six months
Morocco - 3 months
Namibia - 3 months
Seychelles - 1 month
Swaziland - 1 month
Tunis - up to 3 months
 
Middle East
Israel - 90 days
 
Keep in mind that many countries from the list provide for visa-free visits for tourists. For business trips, learning to specify information for each country.