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Russian Federation
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The website includes information and links aimed at answering most of the commonly-asked questions about Australia, including on visas and immigration; services for Australian citizens living or travelling abroad; Australian culture; business opportunities; international activities and government services.

Whether you are interested in doing business with or investing in Australia, going on holiday, studying or just learning more about our country, we hope you find this site of use.

News, Updates and Events

Overseas Voting

A Federal Election will be held on Saturday 2 July 2016. Australian citizens overseas, aged 18 years or over can enrol to vote in this election. if you wish to vote while overseas you must be enrolled to vote. The deadline to enrol or update your details is 8pm (Canberra time) or 1pm (Moscow time) on Monday 23 May 2016. The Embassy's voting centre (Moscow only)  will be open from Monday 20 June 2016. Additional details on voting arrangements in Moscow will be provided shortly.

For information on voting in Australian elections, check our Smartraveller Bulletin or the Australian Electoral Commission.

Caretaker Period

Following the announcement of the Federal Election, the Australian Government entered a caretaker period on 9 May 2016 until a new government is sworn in. During the caretaker period, caretaker conventions apply to Australian Government agencies, entities and overseas missions.

Anzac Day 2016

Australians and New Zealanders attended an Anzac Day service and Gunfire Breakfast in Moscow at 7:00 am on Monday, 25 April 2016.  Anzac was also commemorated in St Petersburg with an interdenominational service at the Swedish Church (Malaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa) on Sunday 24th April at 11:00 am. The Anzac community in the Kyrgyz Republic also held a commemorative event at Sierra Coffee - Tash Rabat, at 7:30 am on Monday 25 April 2016.

Side-by-Side Film Festival

Australia was once again proud to support the Side-by-Side Film Festival in Moscow from 21-24 April.
Further details, including on two Australian short films, can be found here.                                                                                                                                                  

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