Nearly all visitors need a visa, which will require an invitation. Tourist visas are generally single entry and valid for up to 30 days.
The primary types of visas are tourist visas (valid for a 30-day stay) and business visas (for 30- to 180-day stays). The specific requirements of Russian embassies in each country differ slightly, so check with the website of the embassy you're planning to apply through. Be aware that unless you live abroad, you won't usually be able to obtain a Russian visa anywhere but in your own country.
For most attendees, it is easier to apply for a Tourist ("L") visa; an invitation letter is NOT required for obtaining a Tourist visa.
1. The invitation letter will be issued after the successful registration.
2. Your name must be listed exactly as it appears on your passport. Any differences between the name on your passport and the name on your invitation letter or other documentation could lead to a delay and/or denial of your visa.
3. Please note WSIM Conference and the organizing committees of the conference are not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Notification of Invitation Letter issued by WSIM conference and conference Committee Board. Should your application be denied, WSIM conference and the organizing committees of the conference cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will WSIM conference and the organizing committees of the conference engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded when the VISA application of individual being denied.
4. It takes around one month for the Embassy to process the VISA application, please register as early as you can to make sure you have enough time.