For reasons completely unrelated to the high quality of Russian ass I would like to go backpacking in Russia soon as an American. How fricked am I and what sort of process am I looking at to get in?
First of all there is literally no way to reserve a flight to Russia, so my mentality was that I would fly to somewhere like Finland / Estonia and then get into Russia by train, but I'm wondering what's going on with the visa system. Can I just sort of freewheel around the country like I could in the EU for a couple weeks or do I have to plan everything ahead rigidly? Should I expect to wait three months to get a visa only to get rejected?
How exactly is a man supposed to gain access to the 10-15 Russian gold diggers he's currently chatting with?