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    • Watching football in Moscow

      Moscow Aug 10, 2015 at 2:52 PM

      I am visiting Moscow at the end of August, and am interested in attending a football match while there. CSKA are at home to Anzhi on the Saturday night I am there; and Lokomotiv are at home to Krasnodar on the Sunday lunchtime. Russian football gets a lot of negative publicity here in the UK due to crowd trouble and racism - is it safe for foreign tourists to visit these matches? Which would be better? And which section of the stadium would be best/safest?

    • Are the canals of St. Petersburg safe to walk on.

      Russia Aug 3, 2015 at 9:06 AM

      I have seen vehicles driving on the canals of St. Petersburg in old paintings (e_g My question is are they safe to walk on, & if so, is it safe to use lightweight vehicles (i.e. not a car but lighter than a small car)? Are there any legal restrictions?

    • Good snow boots for walking around the city

      Moscow Aug 13, 2015 at 4:28 AM

      I'm going to Moscow for the first time next year in February and need some cold weather, walking on icy streets, snow boots. I'm unsure whether I should buy boots there or try and get something here at home. I live in Australia and there isn't much need for these type of boots, so the selection isn't great. Does anyone have any suggestions where would be the best place to buy them. This is the first leg of my trip so don't want to blow the budget at the start.
      Thanks AngieBeachBum

    • Buying a fur in Moscow

      Moscow Aug 17, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      I will be taking a river cruise in September 2015 and I would like to buy a fur coat. I am interested in a full or 3/4 length karakul or Persian lamb. Tailoring is important to me as well as quality fur. Do you recommend a reliable merchant and what should I be willing to pay?

    • Moscow in September

      Moscow Aug 22, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      Hi everybody! I and my sister are going to Moscow next month. Please, advise where to go and what to do in Moscow in September?

      Thanks in advance.

    • Russian language school in St Petersburg

      Saint Petersburg Aug 17, 2015 at 8:52 AM

      Will be visiting in September and wish to attend a few classes.
      Thank you

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      What's the chepest way to get to Novosibirsk?

      by neohxc Online Now Jul 27, 2010 at 9:07 AM

      I was thinking of flying into St Petersburg and then taking a train to Novosobirsk since the airfar there is around500 compared to almost 1,000 to fly into Novosobirsk. I would take the trans railway 3rd class. which is 178 or something like that. Thoughts?

      11 Answers Dec 1, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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      what to do

      by sakitamahime Online Now Aug 25, 2009 at 10:19 PM

      new and alone in this N-sk
      What to do...

      6 Answers Aug 17, 2010 at 3:27 AM
    • Hospitals in Novosibirsk

      by gagglefrak Online Now Jul 28, 2009 at 6:25 PM

      Hi there

      My company is thinking of visiting Novosibirsk, however we need to be near to good medical facilities. How good are the hospitals in Novosibirsk? Are their many private ones? Does anyone have any opinions or stories to share about their experiences there?

      Many thanks

      3 Answers Aug 11, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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      by DefectiveLimousine Online Now Aug 28, 2008 at 1:59 PM

      How much should I pay for rent in Novosibirsk?

      1 Answer Aug 29, 2008 at 1:50 AM
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      For Real?

      by DefectiveLimousine Online Now Aug 14, 2008 at 8:30 PM

      Seriously, How bad is the pollution in the region?

      I saw another picture connected to VT that showed local water in a tub - is it really that bad in Novosibirsk?

      1 Answer Jan 1, 2010 at 10:14 AM
    • Anyone knows the OVIR (visa and registry department) detail address and phone number in Novosibirsk?

      by goldfish100 Online Now Apr 22, 2008 at 5:24 PM

      I live in Toronto, Canada, I plan to go to Novosibirsk in 2 month to visit friends, I was told that my friend needs to get the certificate of invitation from OVIR, and I found this phone number :7-383-2-16-71-39 from the website, but this number is a wrong number, and my friend could not find this place.
      Anyone who knows this place, please let me know as soon as possible?
      Thank you so much.

      1 Answer Apr 23, 2008 at 2:17 AM
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      Anyone going to Novosibirsk for the big event on August 1, 2008?

      by GyuriFT Online Now Jan 10, 2008 at 1:47 PM

      There will be a pretty unique event in Novosibirsk on August 1, 2008. It won't be repeated very soon.
      so hurry up and make sure your Russian visa, hotel reservation and CITY-STAR ticket is ready for action.

      That may change our travel plans for this Summer.

      2 Answers Apr 13, 2008 at 7:46 AM
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      No hostels in Novosibirsk?

      by jeoren Online Now Dec 19, 2007 at 2:02 AM

      Are there no hostels in Novosibirsk?
      I am looking for a place to sleep at the end of July 2008-beginning of August 2008. And I hope I can stay for EUR 20 a night. Is that possible?

      1 Answer Feb 10, 2008 at 10:54 PM
    • English-Russian Language Exchange, etc.

      by Farukh Online Now Nov 14, 2007 at 6:34 AM

      Hi all!

      I realized there is no expat site for Novosibirsk, which makes it hard to find each other for foreigners. Would love to keep practicing my English with exapts in exchange for Russian. Why won't we meet up for a beer or a coffe and be friends?

      I am a foreigner mysf, been here for more then a year now. My Russian is perfect, English is OK. You can reach me at


    • French at Novosibirsk

      by fafaroma Online Now Sep 3, 2007 at 9:17 PM

      I'm a French man living from 3 september at Novosibirsk. I do not know anybody. I'm looking for friends and a flat. Somebody can help me ?


      2 Answers Dec 17, 2008 at 9:55 PM
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      accommodation for 2 or 3 nights

      by ctjonas Online Now May 29, 2007 at 3:14 PM

      we (2 adults 48/52 non-smokers) are planning a train trip next september. need a cheap, clean accommodation in novosibirk for a couple of nights. private accommodation more than WELCOME. (we HATE international hotels)
      any ideas????
      thanks a lot for answering.

      3 Answers Dec 17, 2008 at 9:57 PM
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      need tips 4 vacation at novosibirsk

      by rollmos Online Now Jan 19, 2007 at 12:31 PM

      Am single and scheduled to visit Novosibirsk during first week of March
      Planning my hotel booking.. Which is the best hotel?
      Which are the best places for shopping?
      Is english widely spoken? and english newspapers, magazines available.
      Any nice lady or travel mate who WLTM welcome.

      6 Answers Feb 24, 2007 at 8:54 AM
    • Question About Relocating to Novosibirsk

      by mbfredd Online Now Aug 22, 2006 at 7:28 AM

      I am American and our company is relocating us to Novosibirsk within the next few months. We have a dog and I was wondering if it was a good idea to bring her? If so, are there any vets located in Novosibirsk or Akademgorak (sp?)? Also, if we were to return home for a vacation, is there anyone that can watch our dog (kennel, in home nanny, etc.)? Please let me know as soon as possible because this is a major factor in our decision. Thanks!

      7 Answers Sep 3, 2006 at 12:07 PM
    • Need funished flat to rent on long term rental in Novosibrisk.

      by roye1943 Online Now Aug 18, 2006 at 4:00 AM

      I am an American living in Novosibrisk. I need too rent a small flat with telephone. Agents are invited to writr me or anyone knowing where I can find one. The problem is I speak almost no Russian. I need flat for about one year. My e-mail address is

    • Need Apartment

      by roye1943 Online Now Aug 14, 2006 at 10:25 PM

      Does anyone know an agent for renting apartments in Novosibrisk? I am in Novosibrisk and need an apartment for about one year. I will be happy with Russian style apartment but I do need telephone. I do not want to pay more than350 a month if posible. I am alone so need only small apartment location not important as long as I can get to bus or metro close by. My e-mail is Need agent that can speak some English or a translator. Any help I can get will be great.
      Thanks Roy

    • currency/using ATMs

      by t_ohearn Online Now Jun 3, 2006 at 2:07 PM


      I will be attending a conference in Novosibirsk in June 2006, and am wondering what type of currency is best to carry. Also, is there a reliable ATM network there?

      Many thanks.


    • Foreigners living in novosibirsk?

      by billie-jean Online Now Jul 24, 2005 at 2:57 PM


      I am looking for other foreigners who are living in novosibirsk. I am from Europe, and staying here for 2 months, would like to exchange experiances and information with people, so just write me!

      3 Answers May 15, 2013 at 3:05 AM
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      Language course of RUssian language

      by EnriquePerez Online Now May 8, 2005 at 4:10 AM

      Hello you all, can you recommend me the right place to do a language course of Russian in NOvosibirsk? Is there any kind of Pushkin Institute in this city? I do appreciate any help, or tips on that.
      Thanks a lot

      9 Answers Jul 29, 2005 at 8:27 PM
    • From Kathmandu to Novosibirsk without airplane

      by susannahorn Online Now Oct 19, 2004 at 2:42 AM

      I am traveling in January from Kathmandu to Novosibirsk, preferably without an airplane. Does anybody have an idea how it is possible in the easiest way? It would be probably through Kirkistan, Kazakhstan, Alma Ata or through Ulan Bator and Irkutsk...

      2 Answers Oct 19, 2004 at 3:22 AM
    • Traveling from Novosibirsk, Russia to the United States

      by k15963 Online Now Sep 18, 2004 at 8:03 AM

      How hard is it for someone in Novosibirsk, Russia to get a visitation visa to be able to visit here in the United States? Is it possible to arrange such a visit? Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. ~kevin

      5 Answers Sep 30, 2004 at 3:06 AM
    • Financial aspect

      by viktorio Online Now Oct 28, 2003 at 8:38 AM

      Hello, Do yoy know what is the wage of a person working in a shop as secretary or a office ? What is the price of a flat in the center/near the center ? Where is it possible to rent ? Where has moved Babylon ? it was near Sibir Hotel thank you for the answer. Viktorio

      2 Answers Feb 16, 2004 at 3:09 AM
    • Is Novosibirsk Really Safe for Foreigners

      by sporren Online Now Sep 27, 2003 at 4:29 PM

      My fiancee is from Novosibirsk but our engagement has met some very disapproving behaviour from mainly 2 of her previous friends - namely two of her ex-boyfriends friends who are loosely associated with and work for the mafia. She came to visit me for the summer as she is finishing university now and since her return to Novosibirsk she has been threatened by these men that they will take her to a bana and gang rape her then leave her naked in the forest and that if, as is planned i come to visit at christmas and new year they will hurt me badly. In terms of these people it means a good beating at least but probably worse, guns or knives included. As a result she feels it safer that we go somewhere else to spend time together, and she knows Novosibirsk life well. Having already had one incident with these people in the past I am asking, is it really safe for me to travel there for Christmas or should I let these men get what they want and drive our relationship to the desparation of finding somewhere where we will both be safe?

      11 Answers Sep 28, 2006 at 4:28 AM
    • From Novosibirsk to Seoul

      by chyg79 Online Now Jul 12, 2003 at 4:56 AM

      HI, anybody know which airline fly from Novosibirsk to Seoul ? And which is the cheapest? Thanks a lot !

      1 Answer Dec 7, 2005 at 6:38 AM
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      flight's from novosibirsk

      by CptKangaroo Online Now Nov 11, 2002 at 5:26 AM

      hi out there! after an altai-excursion with the uni. me and some friends will be in novosibirsk next august. unfortunately we'll not be able to stay in russia (visa problems) but would like to travel on from there. question: is it possible to catch an international flight to china in novosibirsk? is it possible to get a visa for this border crossing? what about kazachstan? (we have some contacts there, but cannot reach them at the moment) thnaks for any comment!

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2004 at 5:58 AM
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      accomodation and tips

      by suvaa003 Online Now Nov 8, 2002 at 9:56 AM

      i Iam coming to Novosobirsk in december, I am living here in Russia, I am dutch and want to see something of this country. I have a small budget, so who can tell me about accomodation cheap and compertable and suggestions what to do!!! I am planning to stay 2 or 3 days, any handy websites are welcome too Thnals already marga suvaal ps. I would appreciate onlley emails about this subject and not otehr ones like asking for money ( this from people from africa)

      2 Answers Oct 28, 2003 at 8:42 AM
    • Flats

      by ozzy2me2000 Online Now Sep 21, 2002 at 1:16 PM

      1. What is the average price for a flat in dollars in Novosibirsk? 2. Can the flats be financed or does one have to pay cash in Novosibirsk? 3. What is the best location to rent or buy a flat in Novosibirsk?

      3 Answers Sep 28, 2006 at 2:54 AM