From Russia with no love: The Irish firms trading behind Putin’s new Iron Curtain

From Russia with no love: The Irish firms trading behind Putin’s new Iron Curtain

Among the handful of independent agencies organising visas for Russia for Irish business travellers and tourists is VisatoRussia.ie, which is part of a Dublin-based group that also offers translation and administration services.

Until recently, its website listed information such as its fees for organising paperwork to get to the country – about €220 including embassy fees for an express single-entry visa. But since last week’s invasion of Ukraine, the website’s landing page appears to have been hacked or defaced by persons unknown, who left behind an angry message in Russian presumably meant to insult potential visitors: “RUSSIAN MILITARY TOURIST, F**K YOU!”

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