I am planning a big campervan trip in 2022 from the UK through to Mongolia. I am not sure which route I will be taking, north or south route but will definitely be passing through Russia at some point. I would like to see some of the country if possible and especially do some hiking if possible!
My question is, as my dates will be quite vague am I able to apply for a tourist or transit visa with a relatively open date or do I need to have quite a set date I will arrive to enter the country. Am I also right in thinking I will need to sort this visa out before leaving the UK as I will need to attend a in-person appointment at a Russian embassy in UK?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!