Travellers entering Russia by boat or ferry through Vladivostok, Vyborg, Kaliningrad, Korsakov, Nakhodka, Novorossiysk, Sochi, and Saint-Petersburg can apparently stay up to 72 hours without a visa. There is talk about making it possible for private vessels too, and expanding the number of access points. Full story that grabbed my interest is here:
It is in Russian but if there is an interest I’ll make and English summary.
My hope is that it will somehow include the Kola Peninsula because I’m still playing with plans to move there and continue enticing and babying travellers to visit Russia.
I’m monitoring the situation with visas, permits, and other formalities in the north. Watch for more info. Feel free to prod me into sharing info on the subject in my or Alexandra’s possession.
Just a reminder that in most cases I can quickly and easily arrange for a tourist invitation and a hotel voucher. The registration rules are now getting more restrictive but for my existing clients I should be able to do registration in Moscow too.