Do I need to provide the exact travel dates in my Russian visa application or can I put approximate dates?
Russian tourist visa is issued for the exact dates you requested and is valid up to a maximum of 30 days from the day you arrive in Russia.
You may not enter Russia before the visa begins and you have to leave Russia before your visa expires.
We suggest you to use full days of your visa duration (max. 30 days) while filling out your visa application form to be more flexible just in case you might change your plans while in Russia.