As from February 16, 2015 ALL visa applications are to be completed online at http://visa.kdmid.ru, and printed out for submission to the Consular Office of the Embassy
As from December 1, 2014 all South African passport holders are to present their visa applications IN PERSON.
This requirement has been adopted in connection with new immigration and visa regulations introduced by the South African Department of Home Affairs obliging all Russian nationals to personally apply for their South African visas to the SA Embassy in Moscow.
Important visa information for Australian citizens
From June 15, 2012 visa application form for citizens of Australia will be in two pages (when printed out).
To ensure a principle of reciprocity citizens of Australia entering Russian Federation for official visit or business purpose will need to submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae in Russian language only.