It will be easier to visit Russia in the near future. The Russian government plans to introduce electronic visas for foreigners. The decision on the introduction of electronic visas for foreign tourists can be made until the end of 2019. Russia is a visa-free country for citizens of more than 100 countries (on the basis of reciprocity).
Citizens of many countries are forced to get a visa to visit Russia. Complicated paperwork requires a lot of time and increases the total cost of travel.