About the procedure of entry to the Russian Federation
The entry to the Russian Federation is possible with a visa for valid documents proving the identity & recognized by the Russian Federation.
Receiving a tourist visa is the easiest process of all. This visa type is suitable both for individual & invited through travel companies’ travelers, and people who just want to meet friends or colleagues in Russia.
The process of visa obtaining is identical for any country in the world: contact the Russian Consulate of the country in which you reside or use the VFS Global services. There is the following exception for citizens of certain countries: while not in the native country, there remains the possibility of obtaining a visa in the States in which you are literally.