It's the most accessible and cheap type of visa which can be obtained in on average 10 days and for $ 100–150. It is ideal for a short-term (up to 30 days) trip to Russia for tourist purpose as well as for business negotiations, personal visits, etc.
The official purpose of a visit must be tourism. Only Russian travel company included in Federal Register of tour operators can issue a Tourist Visa Invitation. The hotel reservation confirmation is not sufficient to get a visa.
Tourist visa is valid for single entry (in some special cases can be given double-entry visa).
See detailed description of a Tourist visa
Tourist Invitation consists of a Tourist Confirmation with the attached (not always) Tourist Voucher containing the detailed information on stay in the country. In addition we send a sample of the filled in Consular Questionnaire.
As a rule, the Invitation for Tourist Visa can be submitted to the Consulate in copy.