Due to an agreement between the US and Russia on September 9th 2012, visa applications for US citizens have been simplified. Under the new rules, US passport holders no longer need provide proof of residency when applying for visas.
Also, under the new rules, standard visas will be three year multi-entry visas for both tourists and business travellers.
If you would like any more information or guidance on this issue please contact our Visa team.
For further information on this historic agreement:The Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United States of AmericaUS Department of State