GoToRussia.com is a project of Visa Express, Inc., a US-based corporation, providing travel and visa services since 1998. We have Russian, Ukrainian and American employees and our company history began at a time when Russia-US relations were on an exciting upswing, led by two charismatic presidents — Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin.
Unfortunately, times have changed, and Russia is now ruled by an autocratic leader, who destroyed all liberal and democratic institutes, installed corrupt loyalists in all powerful positions, got rid of free elections and an independent judicial system, jailed opposition activists and caused the largest brain-drain immigration in the country’s history.
We deplore Russia’s war against Ukraine and the annexation of its territories, beginning with the Crimea in 2014. We believe in Ukraine’s right of self-determination and trust that Russia will lose in this awful conflict and will never be able to force itself onto any more countries or territories.
As for what used to be our core business — if you have friends or relatives in Russia and would like to go visit them, we are still able to assist with entry visas. We do continue issuing visas as we understand that many families are divided between the countries and it would be inhumane to sever connections now, when they’re needed more than ever. However, if you’re planning a leisure trip to Russia at this time, we would not want to help you — now is not a good time to spend your vacation money in Russia.
We donate part of our profits to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Alex Khodorkovsky, President and CEO