According to The Dog there is a sale on Delta JFK-SVO $543 ai for October travel You need a Saturday-night included in your itinerary. For nonstop flights on DL 30 Outbound and DL 31 Return Leg. I found it on orbitz and Delta for dates in October. In fact there are lots of sub $600 fares during Ocotber in general. But the $543 is a bit harder to find. Books into Deep Discount Economy T,U,L so you get 100% accrual for all 9322 flight miles. Not sure how many would consider this mileage run but I thought it is a good deal for a quick trip to Moscow. Also if you do not have Gold Delta CC you can get $50 statement credit that would knock this down to $493 ai. I found $543ai on 10/5-10/8 and 10/11-10/18 You do need a visa but it is not too hard if you are close to Embassy/Consulates or you can hire agency to do it for you. I am not an expert on Russian Visa requirements and time table but it is something to consider for this deal. Will update accordingly. You can read more details on my blog.