Go To Russia is a US-based corporation, providing travel and visa services since 1998. We have Russians, Ukrainians and Americans in our staff and our company history began at a time when Russia-US relations were on an extraordinary upswing, led by 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, free elections, independent justice system, jailed opposition activists and caused the largest brain-drain immigration in the country’s history.
We deplore militaristic policies of the current Russian government toward Ukraine and the annexation of its territories, beginning with the Crimea in 2014 and now with Donetsk/Luhansk region. And we are also extremely worried that Putin will not stop at this, as he clearly mentioned that he considers Ukraine’s government to be illegitimate and a result of a coup.
We believe in Ukraine’s right to self-determination and trust in peaceful solutions to this crisis with the help of world leaders and good people everywhere.
As for our core business — we invite everyone to visit Russia now more than ever. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring us, but we live in historical times today, and while the borders are still open — come meet Russia’s people, discover what they really are like and see its beautiful sights.
Alex Khodorkovsky, President and CEO