About the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Sydney

The Consulate General is a state authority for foreign relations of the Russian Federation exercising consular functions on behalf of the Russian Federation inside its consular district on the territory of Australia. The Consulate General's consular district includes six Australian states: New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. 

The Consulate General protects rights and interests of the Russian Federation, of the Russian nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate furthers the development of commercial, economic and cultural relations between Russia and Australia and otherwise promotes friendly relations between two countries; exercises full scale of official consular functions envisaged by the legislation of the Russian Federation and the principles of international law. 

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Diplomatic staff of the Consulate General

Mr. Sergey B. SHIPILOV
Consul-General

Mr. Yury N. KOVALKO
Consul 

Mr. Andrey G. AGOFONOV
Vice-consul 

Mr. Vladimir A. ILIASOV
Vice-consul 

Mr. Alexey LUKOMSKIY
Vice-consul

Ms. Ekaterina S. FEFELOVA
Vice-consul 

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Isn’t it time to stop

On the 8th of May (in the Russian Federation – the 9th of May) and the 2nd of September 2015 the world will honor the winners of World War Two. 70 years ago fascism was defeated in Europe and the victory was achieved over Japanese militarism in Asia. That war claimed millions of lives, leaving countries, towns and villages in ruins. Its shatters still affect people’s lives. Therefore everyone who participated in that war and contributed to the common victory deserves special honor, recognition and respect.

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Congratulations on Victory Day

Dear veterans of the Great Patriotic War!

Dear compatriots!

70 years separate us from the Great Victory over fascism – the brown plague of the twentieth century. Today Europe celebrates V-Day and tomorrow Russia will hold commemorative events dedicated to the end of the Great Patriotic War.

Humanity paid a high price for the shortsightedness of politicians who plunged the planet into a world war. It took almost six years to stop the flywheel of death.

Today we pay tribute to those who died for the sake of life on earth. We must not forget that the German people became the first victims of fascism. We must not forget millions of civilians in Europe, Russia and Asia, who were killed by the Nazis and the Japanese militarists. We remember those who did not spare their lives defending the independence of the homeland and contributed to our common victory.

Just a couple of weeks ago Australia celebrated Anzac Day - a significant day for its people. It is a tribute to those who died in the First and Second World Wars. The parade showed the unity of the nation, close ties between the times and generations: today the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those who participated in those wars are marching among the veterans. This gives us confidence that peace shall be preserved. Otherwise the planet has no future.

For me, born after the war, the Great Patriotic War veterans are heroes. They all deserve respect, honor and attention.

Let us wish them good health, prosperity and many years of life.

Let God bless you!

 

 

Consul General of the Russian Federation

Sergey B. Shipilov

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Important information

To enter the Russian Federation a foreign citizen must submit a valid identity document, accepted as such by the Russian Federation, and a visa. It is not possible to obtain a visa at the airport, when entering Russia. A visa entitles the holder to travel to the Russian Federation and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry. An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines the visa holder's eligibility for admission into the Russian Federation. Therefore you should be able to present at the port of entry the copy of your invitation or visa support papers along with your passport and visa. 

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  • Президент России
  • Правительство России
  • Совет Федерации
  • Государственная Дума
  • Совет Безопасности
  • Министерство иностранных дел
  • Министерство обороны
  • МВД России
  • Генеральная прокуратура
  • ФСБ России
  • Главное управление специальных программ Президента РФ
  • Федеральная миграционная служба