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    Here are English instructions on visa extensions. Sounds like they are being more than reasonable. Good luck.

    https://en.mvd.ru/news/item/19819921

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    Guys,
    Are there any guidelines on when the visa must be expiring in order to be covered by the provision of special circumstances? For example, if the visa expires on May 1st, will they extend it now, and if so, for how long? I read the publication in both English and Russian but it does not address that.

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    What does that have to do with the price of virus in China?
    If you trust the government you obviously failed history class. " George Carlin"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armoured View Post
    Here are English instructions on visa extensions. Sounds like they are being more than reasonable. Good luck.

    https://en.mvd.ru/news/item/19819921
    It probably wouldn't hurt to gain a few brownie points by mentioning that Russia is one of the safest places to be in the world right now.

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    Swampwiz, let's hope you are right. I'm assuming you aren't.

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    I think it will be fine once the lockdown goes into effect. It will take some weeks. Prob 8-12, min. And they will have to go the Chinese route of disinfecting the entire city with sprayers n stuff, but it should be fine.

    Moscow is the capital city, so they have a real incentive to get everything back to normal as quickly as possible for both internal and external propaganda purposes.

    The thing that worries me is the dead bodies that will be stuck in apts. But Russia is pretty good with that stuff. They will just throw em in a big truck labeled bread n move on. The quicker the better. Not like in Italy where people we're stuck with dead loved ones for up to 4 days.

    New York is screwed though.

    There is talk that rising temps will be beneficial, but then why are people in Iran and Africa dying?

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    Good comments, AIM.

    I think the idea that the disease is less contagious or active warm temps thing has been debunked. Same with early reports that children aren't effected; per reports I've read recently this is not confirmed and some specialists think such early reports were premature, and wrong. Lately I did see a recommendation that gloves should be worn while shopping. To buy then, I'll need to....go shopping. Not sure how to solve that problem.

    I am reading more and more bad news about the virus in the Russian press as a growing number of cases are being reported. This means the rate of growth in the spread of the disease is accelerating.

    I have also heard rumors a new law is being considered, placing under arrest anyone who knowingly passes on the virus in Russia. I can't find confirmation that it is true but it sounds like something the Russians would cook up.

    Much of what I am reading lately in the RU media is about the dangers of the disease. This seems deliberate and intended to prepare people for more drastic measures, to be introduced soon. Yesterday my wife drove through Moscow to deliver food to her stranded 82 year old mother and saw several uniformed members of the armed services around the city. It seemed to her they were getting ready for something like martial law in the form of a lockdown, as she and I remember happening in the early 90's as well when martial law was imposed. I bet the Russian government is fully aware they will need to take measures and will announce a full lockdown, following next week's shut down.

    While the number of reported cases might in fact be as low as are being reported, what I saw last week while driving and walking around Moscow indicated to me that the Russians have been slow in applying the principle of social distancing. Many Russians are also skeptical. My assumption is that many more people are infected than are being reported. This is now being corroborated by some of the articles I am seeing in the Russian press, one of which is attached. Since the press is government owned, the things being printed are there for a reason, in this case to scare the living daylights out of Russians who, although skeptical by nature, are very cautious about illness knowing the limitations of their polyclinics and hospitals.

    I'm 65 and consider myself to be very healthy. I rarely am ill, not overweight, I don't smoke and I recover from the flu and colds quickly. As of last week, I assumed if I get the virus, I'd recover fast. Now, I have changed my mind. Recently, I have read several accounts of healthy, non-smokers, not overweight in their 40's and 50's who came down with the disease and are now suffering horribly. I'm taking no chances. I am totally self-quarantined at our house outside Moscow and will come out when it is safe.

    https://health.mail.ru/news/vrach_ra.../?from=newsapp
    https://www.rbc.ru/society/26/03/202...79479d102bada6
    https://m.lenta.ru/articles/2020/03/26/genetik/
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    Quote Originally Posted by americaninmoscow View Post
    But Russia is pretty good with that stuff. They will just throw em in a big truck labeled bread n move on.
    Sure, we're The Specialists. And don't forget about stonecrushers... disinfected with vodka.
    All the world's Kremlin,
    And all the men and women merely agents

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    https://xn--b1aew.xn--p1ai/news/item/19812878
    Here is official МВД claim on the procedure how to extend visa or visa-free term because of epidemic situation.
    It says the visitor has to go to the nearest MVD office. Where do I find a list of that? (I'm in St. Pete.)

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    Moscow times said yesterday all visas were extended till June 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by americaninmoscow View Post
    Moscow times said yesterday all visas were extended till June 15.
    Stop drinking
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    Quote Originally Posted by swampwiz View Post
    It says the visitor has to go to the nearest MVD office. Where do I find a list of that? (I'm in St. Pete.)
    Here perhaps? https://78.мвд.рф/contact/units/stp

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBear View Post
    Click, click and we end up here:
    ORDER
    OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    On temporary measures to resolve the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons
    in the Russian Federation due to the threat of further spread of a new coronavirus infection
    (COVID-19)
    In order to resolve the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation, a warning the further spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), guided by Article 80 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, on the basis of :
    1. Suspend for a period of March 15 to June 15, 2020
    inclusive for:
    a) the terms of temporary stay, temporary or permanent residence of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation, the periods for which foreign citizens and stateless persons are registered at the place of stay or registered at the place of residence, if such periods expire on the specified date period;

    b) the terms of staying outside the Russian Federation for participants in the State program to facilitate the voluntary resettlement of compatriots living abroad, members of their families, persons who received a temporary residence permit or residence permit, if these persons are not able to to enter the Russian Federation before the expiration of a 6-month period of stay outside it, which is necessary to make a decision on canceling the certificate of a participant in the State program to facilitate the voluntary resettlement of compatriots living abroad in the Russian Federation (hereinafter the certificate of participation in the State program) , temporary residence permit or residence permit;
    c) the deadlines for voluntary departure from the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons, in respect of whom a decision was made on administrative expulsion from the
    Russian Federation, on deportation or transfer to a foreign to the state in accordance with the international treaty of the Russian Federation on readmission;
    d) the validity period of the following documents whose validity period expires during the specified period: visa, temporary residence permit, residence permit, migration card with
    the expiration date stamped in it, refugee certificate, certificate of consideration of the application for refugee status the territory of the Russian Federation in essence, certificate of temporary asylum in the territory of the Russian Federation, certificate of participation in the State program, work permit, patent, permission to attract and use foreign workers.

    2. To establish that in the period from March 15 to June 15, 2020
    inclusive:
    a) employers and customers of works (services), subject to the fulfillment of the established restrictions and other measures aimed at ensuring the sanitary and epidemiological well - being of the population, have the right, in the order, defined by the legislation of the Russian Federation, to attract and use as workers:
    foreign citizens and stateless persons who have arrived in the Russian Federation in the manner requiring a visa and who do not have permission to work in the Russian Federation ii (if
    employers and customers have works (services) with permission to attract and use foreign workers); foreign citizens and stateless persons who arrived in the Russian Federation in a manner that does not require a visa and do not have patents;
    H
    b) in relation to foreign citizens and stateless persons no decisions are made on the undesirability of their stay (residence), on administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation, on deportation or transfer to a foreign state in accordance with the international treaty of the Russian Federation on readmission, decisions on deprivation of status refugee, temporary asylum, cancellation of previously issued visas, work permits, patents, permits for temporary residence, residence permits, certificates member State programs Partial.

    3. This Decree shall enter into force on the day of its signing.
    President
    Federation V. Putin
    Moscow, the Kremlin
    on April 18, 2020
    274
    Original Russian document: https://mvd.ru/upload/site754/docume...Prikaz_UVM.pdf

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