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    • DIY/Hardware store in Cheboksary

      Cheboksary May 17, 2015 at 2:59 AM

      Hi All. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a reliable hardware/DIY supplier in Cheboksary? I will be working at an event there in June however the goods we are shipping over from the UK are being sent on a carnet document meaning that we can't send consumables with the main transport. We will need things like screws, nails, adhesive tapes etc.

      Many Thanks in advance!

      Paul

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    • Which day of week to avoid for a day trip to yaroslavl from moscow?

      Yaroslavl' May 29, 2015 at 11:13 PM

      I want to know on which day of week are most of monuments closed. Also whether these monuments will open on 12 June 2015 i.e Independence day of Russia

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    • english speaking driver with taxi for full day

      Moscow May 22, 2015 at 2:23 AM

      how to book small car with english speaking driver for 4 days.

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    • english speaking driver with taxi for full day

      Moscow May 21, 2015 at 7:03 PM

      how to book small car with english speaking driver for 4 days.

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    • Ruble exchange enquiries.

      Vladivostok May 13, 2015 at 5:37 AM

      I can't find ruble exchange easily in my Town. Just wonder whether I can find exchange shops in Vladivostok airport? What currencies should I use to exchange ruble? USD/Euro/Pound/Chinese Yuan?

      Thanks guys.

       

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      Saint Petersburg

      Saint Petersburg May 5, 2015 at 6:54 AM

      Is this workable:

      25 May Mon Day 03 : Moscow Vnukovo VKO - St. Petersburg Pulkovo LED (Taxi)–Aeroflot Rossiya SU6124 flight 09.30 – 11.00. St. Petersburg – Have driver & guide pick up directly from airport to Pushkin (1 Hr.) for Catherine Palace as per appointment time (closed on Tuesday & last Monday except for Summer, 670R, 30 min.). See the spacious airy ballroom, the “Grand Hall” or the “Hall of Lights”, with a spectacular painted ceiling, and comprises numerous distinctively decorated smaller rooms, including the reproduced Amber Room. Visiting the Imperial park, after the palace, and possibly the cute little town of Pushkin.

      Drive along the ‘Great Perspective’ famous today as Nevsky Prospect, lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy. Visit St. Issac’s Cathedral - the main church of the Russian Empire. Later, visit to The Peter and Paul Fortress - the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini’s designs from 1706-1740.

      Evening at Leisure or view ‘opening of the bridges’ along Neva River cruise. OR C-189 Submarine Museum. Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel. Pochtamtskaya Str 4 St. Petersburg - 190 000, RU. +78123804000

      26 May Tue Day 04 : St. Petersburg – Visit the Hermitage Museum (closed on Monday, 600R o18), a museum of art and culture in St. Petersburg. It is the largest and oldest museums in the world with collections comprising of nearly three million items including the largest collection of paintings in the world.

      Proceed to Peterhof (closed on Monday, 700R o18, 45 min). It is famous for its series of palaces and gardens known as the Peterhof Palace, laid out on the orders of the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great and sometimes called the ‘Russian Versailles’. Later, visit the Grand Palace entering by the ornate Ceremonial Staircase and see the Ballroom, Throne Room, the Western Chinese Study, the Drawing Room, the Imperial Suite, the Oak Study Room and the Crown Room. Visit Faberge museum.

      From there, visit Church on Spilled Blood's interior, and maybe a canal cruise to see more of the city that is harder to see on foot. We could visit the Faberge Museum and palace, or visit Peter and Paul Fortress/Cathedral because they are open later.

      Tonight, we discover traditional Russian dance and music during an elegant reception at the Russian Folklore show.

      How do we fiat all this in??

      We have to go to Pushkin directly from the airport, to be able to see. How long will that take? Can we aim for the 1 pm slot (Our flight reaches at 11 am)?

      How and where do we hire minibus/van for 9 of us (including 1person 74 year old)?

      We would need English speaking guide / Driver and van/bus on all days I think? How and where to book these at a decent rate?

      Thanks friends

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      Ferry from Russia to Japan

      Vladivostok Yesterday

      Hi everybody,
      Please, could you advise? I figured out that I need a valid ticket out of Russia, before I even apply for my visa. Is this correct?
      If yes, then I'm thinking to go to Japan next, by ferry. The cheapest route is Vladivostok - Donghae - Sakaiminato (according to wikitravel.org/en/Vladivosto...), so I prefer it.

      Does anybody know where I can purchase a ticket safely and the cheapest possible way, if I need it before my visa application? What if they don't issue my visa after all? I'm a British citizen.

      Many thanks, indeed!
      Lucia

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      Yangtze river cruises

      China May 13, 2015 at 2:47 AM

      I would be most interested if anyone has been on the Victoria Jenna and the Victoria Lianna cruise ships? Are both ships the same?

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      Train tickets

      Russia Yesterday

      I have just purchased a train ticket from Lituania to Belarus through the Russian train web site RZD.com. Could anyone please tell me what is written across the ticket in red.

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    • private car & driver for 2 days

      Saint Petersburg May 28, 2015 at 8:28 AM

      I would need a driver + car for 4 personen for sightseeing in St. Pete:
      including: Eremitage + Petrodworetz + Amber Room + St. Pete city-sights
      is that doable within 2 days ?

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    • How difficult is it to get a visa to Russia?

      Russia May 8, 2015 at 7:20 AM

      I am a UK citizen now living in China. I want to travel to Russia by train through Ulaan Bator, Mongolia.
      How do I go about getting a visa to Russia?

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    • Visa Debit Card

      Russia Yesterday

      Hi i am from namibia currently in russia. for pass few days bank card is not being recognizes all russian atm  ...does any one know why?

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      Moscow Itinerary

      Moscow May 5, 2015 at 5:34 AM

      Will this work ok: We are staying at the Marriott Moscow Grand hotel on Tverskaya Street.

      23 May Sat Day 01 : Moscow – Kremlin Grounds Tour (1½ Hrs.), Armoury Museum Tour (1 Hr.), Metro Tour (1 Hrs.)

      Visit Kremlin fortress, which includes Tzar's Bell, Tzar's Cannon, Cathedral Square, Palace of Congresses and Armory Chamber of the Russian Tzar. Experience a small journey by metro train to see three marvelous railway stations of Moscow (including Revolution Square Metro). Christ the Savior Cathedral - One of the most imposing and controversial buildings in Russia.

      Visit Bunker-42. (or some other place for actual gun shooting AK-47 etc)

      Arbat Street & the Izmailovo flea market for shopping.

      Later in the evening, see the world famous Russian Circus (2 hrs).

      Can most of this be done by foot from hotel? Or do we need a minibus/maxivan (sprinter etc.)? Or we take separate (local) taxis -- language issues? If needed, where do we hire?

      24 May Sun Day 02 : Moscow –

      City orientation tour consists of Red Square, photo stop at St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb from outside and Kremlin wall, Bolshoi Theater, GUM Department Store, Leo Tolstoy Street, Triumphal Arch, White House.

      City Tour by private minibus with photo stops (3 Hrs.) (need to hire with English speaking driver/guide. Please advise)

      · Red Square

      - famous St Basil Cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum, G.U.M. store, Tickets to St Basil Cathedral, tickets to Diamond Fund,

      · Kremlin walls, towers, panorama (no entrance)

      · Bolshoi Theatre – world famous theatre for ballet and opera

      · Alexander Garden

      - memorial to soldiers of WWII and Change of guards

      · Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

      - largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral

      Sparrow Hills – panoramic view of the city

      · Arch of Triumph

      - built to welcome back Russian soldiers from France

      Evening at leisure.

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      Taking great photos

      Moscow May 16, 2015 at 4:59 AM

      I would like to ask those who have been to Moscow or those who have lived or who are currently living in Moscow (I am emphasizing these so I do not get a copy and paste answer from those who have not been to Moscow at all): Could you give me some hints where I could take great photos of Moscow´s landmarks? I will be there for only 3 nights and that is why I could really use some tips. Please do not give me tips like hire a professional photographer or some other tips that I could come up myself (sorry if I am being straightforward but I am really discouraging tips that will turn me off because I seldom ask for tips. thank you).

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    • a travel to Sortavala and to Suoyarvi

      Sortavala Jul 30, 2014 at 6:26 AM

      How far away is Suoyarvi from Sortavala? Are there direct buslines available..how often to Suoyarvi? Can I reserve a leasing car for my travels in Sortavala as I am a Finn? No trails are driving to Suoyarvi? thanks a lot Ritva

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 7:19 AM
    • if it is possible?

      Petrozavodsk Jul 4, 2014 at 1:08 AM

      there is bus from petrozavodsk to st.peterpurge and the adress and the time and if possible number ?

      1 Answer Jul 4, 2014 at 2:05 AM
    • About hotels

      Respublika Kareliya Mar 31, 2014 at 7:23 AM

      Is there any hotels or accommodation in KEM or LOUKHI ? Please tell me

      3 Answers Apr 2, 2014 at 5:00 AM
    • Helsinki - Petrozavodsk

      Petrozavodsk Feb 9, 2014 at 3:53 PM

      Hello there!
      Is there any good buses / trains which go regularly between these cities? Night bus would be awesome!
      I want to come in July. I need to be at 16:30 at Petrozavodsk, since I will take a bus to Ladva at 16:30.

      2 Answers Feb 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM
    • Kizhi Island necklace

      Kizhi Jul 29, 2013 at 7:16 AM

      I recently lost my sister's black and green beaded necklace that she purchased on Kizhi Island. Is there somewhere in the states I could purchase another one?

      3 Answers Jul 30, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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      Four days in Petrozavodsk

      Petrozavodsk May 16, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      Hello,
      I'll be in Petrozavodsk in July. Can anybody suggest what i should have a look at or where to go. I've seen online about Kizhi. I understand that there is a boat trip from the waterfront.
      Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

      5 Answers May 18, 2013 at 3:23 AM
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      What to do

      Sortavala Feb 11, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      Can anybody advise what there is to do in Sortavala ?
      I'm aware of boat trips to Valaam, but what else is there to do or see ????

      5 Answers Feb 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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      Travel to Valaam

      Sortavala Feb 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      Hi,
      can anybody tell me the price of the hydrofoil from Sortavala to Valaam ?
      How long is the journey and do i need to book it in advance ?
      Thanks Duncan

      9 Answers Feb 14, 2013 at 6:46 AM
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      Tourist registration in Sortavala

      Sortavala Feb 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      HI,
      I am visiting Sortavala in July this year and hopefully staying with a friend.
      On my visa application i must state where i am staying.
      Once in Sortavala where should i go to register my visit?
      If i stay at a hotel they normally do this for me so this is something i have not had to do before.
      Alternatively i could stay in a hotel for 1 or 2 nights and get registered and then stay with my friends ?

      7 Answers Feb 8, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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      Information

      Petrozavodsk Jul 23, 2012 at 10:10 PM

      Can anyone give me any inofrmation on this city in terms of living conditions??

      Nice apartment
      Social life
      People
      Cost of living
      Entertainment
      Cable TV

      Will be going to work there in September

      Much appreciated

      2 Answers Nov 18, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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      Travel to Sortavala

      Sortavala Jun 2, 2012 at 8:34 AM

      Hello,
      Can anybody advse if there is a bus or coach service from St.Petersburg to Sortavala. I have already checked out the train services and these run not so often, so info on bus or coach services would be very welcome :)

    • New in the city!

      Petrozavodsk Jul 25, 2011 at 2:29 PM

      Dear all,

      I will be arriving in Petro on the 3rd of September all the way from Manchester in England, tho I am originally from Spain! Anyway, I am going to be living there for 4 months! as part of an exchange programme with the university of Petrozavodsk and I do need advice about the city. I do not know yet where I am going to be living, but it is going to be with a Karelian family! I am exited and scared at the same time. First time in Russia, as well. My intentions are not to speak any word of English nor Spanish hehehe xD and to make the most out of my experience there before moving for 6 more months to Yaroslavl. Thanks a lot! Miz

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      from petro to kem

      Respublika Kareliya May 22, 2011 at 7:18 AM

      Hi
      after petro,I'm planning to go to solovki islands,could you tell me a cheap hotel/hostel to sleep there?
      Thanks
      Victor

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      from spb to petrozadovsk

      Petrozavodsk May 7, 2011 at 7:31 AM

      Hello
      I will be in petrozadovsk and kizhi for 2 days next august,I don't know how to arrive there from spb,by bus or by train?what's the cheapest way to go to petrozadovsk?
      Thanks a lot.
      Victor

      4 Answers Jul 11, 2011 at 4:26 AM
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      Trains

      Petrozavodsk Jan 6, 2009 at 6:59 PM

      Are there direct trains or buses from Petrozavodsk to Helsinki? If so, about how long is the trip?

      --Renaud
      New York

      4 Answers Jan 10, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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      Sailing trips on lake

      Petrozavodsk Aug 9, 2008 at 3:48 AM

      Hi,

      Am planning to stop off a Petrozavodsk, just about 2 days, I wondered if any tour company organises sailing trips (sail boat rather than power) on the lake? I plan to be there later this month (August)?

      Also any recommendation for a economical (but reasonable) hotel / hostel would be appreciated.

      Regards from London,

      1 Answer Aug 15, 2009 at 3:02 PM
    • Petrozavodsk - Cherepovec

      Petrozavodsk Mar 4, 2008 at 2:09 AM

      Hi!
      Is there any way to travel between Petrozavodsk and Cherepovec? I haven't found any direct train, and I can't find bus companies.
      Thank you very much!

      2 Answers Mar 4, 2008 at 9:50 AM
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      Kizhi Island artist

      Kizhi Oct 28, 2007 at 9:09 AM

      Last month while on a Russian waterways cruise we stopped at Kizhi Island. There was an artist, an elderly man, at work making a pencil sketch of the 1876 Oshenev farmhouse with the wooden Transfiguration Cathedral behind it. He had some of his pictures laid out for sale. I didn't buy one but my friend did. Does anyone know this man's name? We would like to contact him if possible.

      4 Answers Nov 2, 2007 at 10:57 AM
    • City Map

      Petrozavodsk Aug 17, 2007 at 6:09 AM

      I am wondering if there is anywhere I would be able to find a online map of city streets with streets labeled (in english is possible) in the city of Petrozavodsk.

      Thanks

      3 Answers Aug 21, 2007 at 2:33 AM
    • which clothing?

      Petrozavodsk Jun 15, 2007 at 1:58 PM

      Hi

      I'm going to be in petro from september to december. Can anybody give me any advice as to what clothes to bring for those months? Will the temperature change significantly between september and december? What kind of boots are best?

      Thanks

      1 Answer Mar 17, 2009 at 4:04 AM
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      Travel to Sortavala

      Sortavala Mar 11, 2007 at 5:44 AM

      Hello

      I would be grateful if anyone can advise me.

      I wish to travel to the Sortovala area (my mother was evacuated from this region in 1940 & 1944 - Laskela & Harlu to Finland).

      I will be travelling from the UK (Manchester) & would like to see some other parts of Russia - maybe St Petersburg.

      What would be the best way to do this? Travel from Helsinki to St Petersberg to Sortovala?
      or from Estonia? or Russia (need to take cheap flight)
      Best method of transport? Train? Hire a car?
      Best way to find accommodfation?
      Best time of year to travel?
      How to keep it cheap?
      Things to see?
      How safe is it?
      Any advice on visas/ money?

      I would be grateful for any help as I have only just began to explore this idea & am finding it difficult to find information.
      Kind regards
      Kardrew


      6 Answers Sep 24, 2007 at 3:29 AM
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      Help about business

      Petrozavodsk Jun 29, 2006 at 2:23 PM

      Hello;
      I am Sam from Greece.I and one of my friends visited Petrozavodsk for four time in last year and We liked too much this peaceful town.(Maybe It is wrong place to ask my question but I could not find any page like this forum.Sorry If I am sending my question to wrong page)We decided to live in Petrozavodsk and want to open a cafe like a greek cafe on the Lenin street.But we need help about condition to open a cafe in russia.What kind of documents do I need?
      And How can I find info about what do I have to have to open a cafe?
      If someone'd want to help me that is my mail adress b_can@hotmail.com ( I have other questions about this case but I am not sure maybe That is not correct forum. )
      Thank you for helping.
      Best regards.
      Sam

      1 Answer Jun 30, 2006 at 8:41 AM
    • Need help finding someone

      Petrozavodsk May 5, 2006 at 7:03 PM

      Hi, I'm looking for the street address of a person in Petrozavodsk. I have been unable to find any online phone books so I thought I'd ask here if there's anyone from Petrozavodsk who could help me out by looking it up in the phone book, or if you know of any other ways to find it.

      Please send me an email if you think you can help, I'd be very grateful. My email address is nisse@wadensten.com .

      Thanks in advance.

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      Navolok Travel information

      Ostrov Kanza-Navolok Feb 20, 2006 at 10:36 AM

      I am looking for travel information or suggesstions on where to stay in Navolok
      any information will be appriciated.

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      petro

      Petrozavodsk Sep 15, 2005 at 1:23 PM

      i would like to study russian langwich in petro, how is it possible to organize the easiest way..maybe somebody have a tip to give me.
      regards Per

      3 Answers Oct 14, 2005 at 2:51 AM
    • Petrozavodsk weather

      Petrozavodsk Aug 15, 2005 at 2:50 AM

      Hey

      My name is Sam and I will be spending part of my University year abroad in Russia in Petrozavodsk. Specifically from September to December. Any reccomendations on clothing, or any other useful items to take?

      Thanks
      Samantha Allen

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2005 at 11:03 PM
    • Weather & clothing

      Petrozavodsk Dec 26, 2004 at 11:37 PM

      I will be in Petrozavodsk in the first of June. What will the weather be like and what kind of clothes shall I take with me?

      1 Answer Dec 27, 2004 at 12:36 PM
    • Sankt Petersburg- Petrozavosk-Arkhangelsk

      Petrozavodsk Dec 8, 2004 at 10:05 AM

      next time I'LL go to Petrozavosk from Peterburg, and after I 'll get Arkhnagelsk.. how many hours by train S.Peterburg.toPetrozavosk? and Petrozavosk to Arkhangelk?? thanks

      3 Answers May 10, 2006 at 12:06 PM
    • Traveling Soon

      Chimmilitsa Sep 10, 2004 at 11:46 AM

      I'm planning a trip to Chimmilitsa and sournding area - This will be my first trip to Russia and will be visiting other cities along the way - I'll be traveling with my sons 8/10 in order for them to learn about the world and it's people Would anybody share your experence's Thanks Scooby

      3 Answers Sep 30, 2004 at 2:39 AM
    • More about the Lesonens...

      Respublika Kareliya Apr 19, 2004 at 3:30 AM

      Im trying to find out more about my family who comes from Venehjärvi. Can anyone tell me more about the Lesonens and their origin?

      1 Answer Apr 19, 2004 at 5:05 AM