Visa can be done in one day for about $300 or in a matter of days for about half.
Necessary to have contact person’s information in Belarus.
Consulate is open even on Ukrainian State holidays but with limited hours.
Tip: There is no passport check between Russia and Belarus and getting visa for Belarus is much simpler than going to Russia. However, should you be found to not have a Russian visa, it is possible you may be forced to stay until you procure a Russian visa. Tourists are often asked for their papers without any probably cause, I was.
$20-50 Can buy ticket at the Kiev train station.