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    • translator

      Novokuznetsk Mar 13, 2015 at 2:04 AM

      Does anybody know, how can I find a translator in this city? I will be very appreciate if you can answer me. Thanks in advance!
      Send me email if possible:

    • salsa place

      Moscow Feb 28, 2015 at 11:59 PM

      hello. i would lie to find a friendly latino dance cafe with a friendly atmosphere and during a metro hours. :)

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      Moscow and St. Petersburg

      Russia Mar 20, 2015 at 1:57 PM

      We are 9 of us(1 Sr. Citizen, 5 adults, 3 Children -- 11, 12, 14 year old) .

      In Moscow 3 nights (22, 23, 24 May). Flight of 5 persons reaches at 13:45 at DME airport, and the other 4 at 21:55 at DME airport, on 22 May.

      We Leave for St. Petersburg by flight 9.30am morning of 25 May from VKO

      In St. Petersburg for 2 nights. Leave for Helsinki on 27th May early Morning Train.

      Now I would be grateful if someone could guide us.

      1. As to which area (or district) will be good for us to stay in both these cities?
      2. How can we arrange Minivan for us 9, including for the 2 airport to hotel transfer in Moscow. Or will regular on the spot taxi/transfer from airport be better?
      3. How can we tour the cities for 2 days each. We would prefer private minivan with English speaking driver cum guide? Any reliable site or personal suggestion?
      4. How do we go to the Rail Stations in the early mornings (reach station by 6 am) of 25 May (Moscow) and 27 May (St Petersburg)?
      5. How to get Visa invite if we book tickets online with option to pay at hotel?


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      Russia and Scandinavia

      Russia Mar 12, 2015 at 6:01 PM


      We are planning our vacation to Russia & Scandinavia, starting around 25th May. We are group of 9 people with 1 Senior Citizen, 6 Adults & 2 Children (aged 10 & 12).

      1N Flight to Moscow from home.

      2N Moscow,

      fast train to St Petersburg

      3N St. Petersburg,

      fast train to Helsinki

      Is this workable? What else / alternate could you suggest?

      Thanks in advance.

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      27-30 May St. Petersburg

      Saint Petersburg Mar 15, 2015 at 12:39 PM

      We are 9 of us travelling to Russia and Scandinavia in May/June. Our visit to St Petersburg co-incides with the International Legal Forum conference.

      Will this hamper our visit? Can the prices shoot up during this time?

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      Russian Visa

      Russia Mar 25, 2015 at 4:17 AM

      We are 4 people that intend to travel through Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and into Russia (St Petersburg and onto Moscow). Could anyone advise me on the best way to obtain a Visa for Russia. There seems to be loads of sites on the net but its difficult to tell which are genuine. We are UK citizens. I think I will also require a visa for Belarus?

    • cheap , comfortable and privacy-guaranteed train ride from Moscow to St Petersburg

      Moscow Mar 20, 2015 at 2:39 PM

      Hello friends ,

      I'd appreciate your kind help.

      I'll be travelling with a company of 20 family members and friends from Moscow To St Petersburg on August 05 . Most of my group are senior couples above 60 years of age . We're travelling on a strict budget , that's why we thought the overnight trains might be the cheapest option . However, we have real concerns that the night train ride might turn out too wearisome and exhausting for our old age to sustain , especially that our lively tourist program would start right after we arrive in St.Petersburg . We want to make sure that the train would allow us a good night's sleep and , no less important , keep our privacy ( i.e. a closed compartment with comfortable 2 bed for each couple ).

      I'd appreciate your recommendation for a cheap , comfortable and privacy- guaranteed overnight train ride between the two capitals .

      Thank you very much

    • Russia Trip - St Petersburg & Moscow

      Russia Mar 17, 2015 at 12:21 AM

      I am planning 8 days trip to Russia. Currently my plan includes St. Petersburg and Moscow. How many days should I spare to each city? Is it a good idea to add some other places to visit? If so, where would you suggest?
      I am open to all recommendations regarding what to do in each places.
      Thanks in advance

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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