Vietnam immigration policy regulated that all Chinese citizens do need a visa to enter Vietnam for leisure or business purposes. From Russia, Chinese applicants may have 2 options to get a visa to Vietnam: get Vietnam visa at the embassy in Russia or apply for an online visa. Vietnam online visa (e-visa or visa on arrival) seems to be the easiest way for Chinese citizens to get visa if they want to avoid the complicated procedures and bureaucracy.
There are about 998,000 overseas Chinese citizens who is living in Russia nowadays. Many of them make a choice to depart for Vietnam from Russia directly for leisure and business purposes. However, in order to enter Vietnam they are obliged to apply for a Vietnam visa. From Russia, Chinese applicants might choose to visit the Vietnam Embassy to apply for a visa in person as follow: