Russian-Swedish Tourism Forum 2018

Thursday, September 20th , 9–12 a.m.


8.20-9.00 – Registration and coffee

9.00-10.30 – Presentations and discussion

10.30-10.50 – Coffee-break

10.50-12.00 – Presentations and concluding discussion

Information about the Forum
The number of foreign tourists to Russia has been growing in recent years since the Russian Federation prioritizes different types of cultural contacts with our neighbors.
In September Russia holds an international Russian Travel market OTDYKH which is a leading travel and tourism event. In line with this event, Russian Trade Representation is eager to give the participants of the Russian-Swedish tourism forum an opportunity to meet new partners and clients-travel agencies, tour operators and other tourism industry representatives from Russia and Sweden.
Among the participants of the Forum are Russian and Swedish tourism companies, leading Russian medical institutions and regional administrations’ representatives.
For further information contact the Russian Trade Representation.

Electronic visa to the Saint-Petersburg & Leningrad Region

According to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 347 of July 18, 2019, and the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2021-P of September 10, 2019, starting from October 1, 2019 citizens of Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, the People’s Republic of China (including Taiwan), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican can apply at a specialized website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation ( for single-entry business, humanitarian and tourist visas in the form of an electronic document (electronic visas) to visit the territory of Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad Region.

New electronic visa application procedure is similar to the one introduced for Kaliningrad Region in July 2019.

Electronic visa is issued free of charge based on an application of a foreign citizen.

The application form should be submitted online at the above mentioned website no later than 4 days before the provisional date of arrival with a digital photo attached to it in the form of an electronic file.

No additional documents are required for electronic visa application.

Electronic visas are valid for 30 days starting from the date of issue and allow 8 days residence in the designated region of the Russian Federation starting from the date of arrival.

Electronic visas are valid for entering and leaving Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad Region by air, water and automobile transport or on foot only through the following checkpoints:

– “Pulkovo” international airport;

– “Vysotsk”, “Large Port of Saint-Petersburg (Harbour Station)” and “Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg” sea checkpoints;

– “Ivangorod”, “Torfyanovka”, “Brusnichnoe” and “Svetlogorsk” automobile checkpoints;

– “Ivangorod” pedestrian checkpoint.

Due to technical reasons electronic visas are not valid for entering and leaving Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad Region by train.

Foreign citizens that entered Russia with the above mentioned electronic visas have the right to reside and move only within the territory of Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad Region.

E-visas to Saint-Petersburg and its surrounding Leningrad Region

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No.347 dated 18 July 2019, starting from 01 October 2019 nationals of 53 foreign states shall have the right to obtain single entry business, humanitarian and tourist visas for visiting Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region in the form of an electronic document (e-visa) on the special website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. E-visas may be obtained online at

HEVEL Group påbörjar leveranser av ryska solceller till Sverige

Det första provpartiet av 150 solceller tillverkade i Tjuvasjien (mellersta Ryssland) fick nionde september 2019 operatören SDC Group AB i Stockholm.

Aleksandr Abramov, Ryska Federationens Handelsrepresentant i Sverige, tog del i mottagningen av varan.

  • Solceller har nominell effekt på 320 W vardera. Totalt planerar man leverera solceller med en total kapacitet på 3,2 megawatt de närmaste två åren inom ramavtalet med SDC Group AB, berättar han.

Det är första avtalet med köpare I Sverige för HEVEL Group. Bolaget hoppas på att svenska konsumenter gillar kvalitet samt relativt lågt kostnad av ryska solseller som har upp till 23,5% effektivitet och 25 års garanti.

Förutom solceller för solpaneler utvecklar LEVEL Group olika andra lösningar sådana som flexibla solceller för små båtar, med flera.

Hevel-gruppen grundades 2009 och är Rysslands största integrerade solenergiföretag. De viktigaste aktiviteterna är inriktade på högteknologisk tillverkning av solmoduler, konstruktion och drift av solkraftverk och forskning inom solenergi.

Mer om Hevel-gruppen (click to download):

Skolkovo Softlanding program

Skolkovo Softlanding program is an essential tool to facilitate your entry to the Russian market. The current demand for diversification and innovation of the economy creates great potential for market-entry and offers a favorable environment for launching a business.

New tourist-recreational cluster “Belaya Gora”

We invite potential investors to the new tourist-recreational cluster “Belaya Gora” in the Sverdlovsk oblast.

Prospective residents and potential investors are welcome for following types of business:

o accommodation

o health resort treatment and restcafes, restaurants, food courts o entertainment and leaisure o animal farms, zoos o agricultural products production o various locations with ethno- or/and agro- focus

o cultural facilities (museums, parks, etc.) o various services stations

We also provide SUPPORT for our investors:

o land without bidding

o tax preferences

o environmental and safety issues resolved

o engineering networks

o interaction and cooperation with authorities

For more information: