In light of Russia invading Ukraine, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Greece are no longer accepting applications from Russians. And as of 24 August, 2022, there is not indication available as to when this ban my be lifted either.

(There is, however, at least one European Golden Visa program currently accepting Russian applications: Hungary:

The property-based Hungarian Residency By Investment program is arguably the fastest and most affordable option for Russians and nationals of Belarus in 2023.

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And in the meantime, also be sure to familiarize yourself with the new €200K Portuguese Cultural Golden Visa option.

But there are also other viable alternative Golden Visa and Citizenship By Investment options for Russians, e.g. the Turkish Citizenship By Investment program (although this may soon expire…)

Antigua and Barbuda lifted their ban, only to re-suspend both Russians and Ukrainians again recently.

Grenada is presently accepting Russian CBI applicants though.

While Russians are still eligible to apply for the D7 Visa Program, they are not currently able to open bank accounts in Portugal, and obtaining a NIF has become more challenging also (both of which are required to obtain the D7).

Latvia opted to keep their program open in light of the other EU Golden Visa Programs rejecting Russian nationals (but placed a ban on Russian and Belarusian applications for 15 months.)