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    • Cafe in Tula named: "Sun"

      Tula Oct 19, 2016 at 5:27 AM

      Have you heard of this place in Tula? Food & drinks?

      Thanks, if you know address, please post!

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      Cheapest possible visa support for U.S. citizens?

      Russia Sep 27, 2016 at 9:36 PM

      Looking for the lowest-bottom price.

      - Earlier "Express To Russia" was good with $18.

      - Today ordered one from iVisa for $15.59 or 1000 Rub

      There is one from which is 900 Rub, but they have silly limitation (7 days) which should not apply to U.S. citizens, so I rather paid 100 Rub more.

      Anyone has a cheaper idea? Need for my wife + kids.

      Not very urgent, but within a week or so will apply.


    • DBS ferry Japan to russia.

      Vladivostok Oct 1, 2016 at 12:06 AM

      Hi Im planning to take a trip to russia on the ferry from Japan but I have a prettt heavy concern. Im lgbt and will be entering through vladivotok. Im wonderinf what immigration is like there and if Ill be able to get by with out issues or if theres some new fangled body scanner waiting for me at the port.

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      Mead - any experience?

      Vladimirskaya Oblast' Sep 27, 2016 at 1:20 PM

      Is being sold here and as far as I did see, ONLY here in Russia.
      The strength seem to be below expectation, the price is above expectation - and it seems. they add things to mead which do not belong there.

      Just bought 1l for 150 R or slightly under $3. After many tries so far the best was one for ca. 10 Sfr in Zürich at X'mas market (and it's stronger than Suzdalian). The strongest ever is sold in Ukraine, it's 40-proof, but I suspect from the taste it is not real.

      Any comments, experiences, where and what to buy locally?

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      All border crossings between Russia and Belarus closed to third-country citizens?

      Russia Oct 15, 2016 at 6:19 PM

      It sounds like a complete nonsense - but it seem to be the case.

      I am unsure, what is the situation in the reality.
      I was able to cross the border near Smolensk (I did not know about these news and simply crossed the border on a secondary road through villages). At this moment my car is near Moscow, in the garden of our friends.
      I am in the States, going back end of October.

      I did not experience any issues leaving Russia.

      The news are confusing. On one hand they say that the new problem affects EU citizens only (I used American passport). On the other hand some sources mention all third-country citizens.

      I do not know the truth. Only that so far no one did care less about me crossing into Russia "illegally".

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      New Years Eve ball or restaurant

      Saint Petersburg Sep 23, 2016 at 8:33 PM

      Hi everyone,

      Hoping for some advice on where to go for New Years Eve in Saint Petersburg...

      I realise that this is a very important time for Russian families to spend time with each other. However, for guests to the country, what would you suggest would be the most interesting thing to do / place to visit to get a taste of NYE festivities?

      I know a lot of people will wander along Nevsky Prospect to gather in Palace Square. Not particularly into drunken crowds, so would rather consider something like:

      1. A quieter place but still good views to see the fireworks... Perhaps Strelka?
      2. The best restaurant that will offer excellent food with festive / cultural entertainment... perhaps L'Europe or Bellevue Brasserie?
      3. A NYE ball or other cultural occasion, such as the Tsar's Ball at Catherine Palace, but perhaps not quite so prohibitively expensive!

      Thank you for any advice!

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      Peterhof and Catherine's Palace

      Saint Petersburg Oct 5, 2016 at 1:01 AM

      Would love to visit both Peterhof and Catherine's Palace in December. I realize winter is not ideal, especially for Peterhof, but would still like to go.
      To save time, is reserving a tour a more time-effective way of doing it compared to using public transport? Is it possible to request a tour, visiting Catherine's Palace early in the morning and visiting Peterhof later in the day before returning to St Petersburg?
      Which is the best tour company to go with?

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      S7 airlines

      Russia Sep 22, 2016 at 3:55 PM

      I am about to book flight to Moscow for next month, and I found cheap light with S7 Airlines to Domodedevo .
      The same flight with Airberlin is €100 more expensive and they both go nearly at same time.
      Now I would like to know is S7 Airlines legit and how good it is.. I have been looking on the net for more info but is bit sporadic.. So can you please enlighten me, if you have used it?
      Many thanks

    • Ugg Australia boots

      by Zzzzzzzzz Online Now Dec 9, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      Please let me know if there is in Kazan any shop tha sells ugg Australia boots ?
      Thank you in advance

      1 Answer Dec 10, 2014 at 4:16 AM
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      going to Bolgar , the ancient capital

      by GIPA Online Now Feb 2, 2014 at 3:28 PM

      I am going to be spending 4 days in Kazan during the Easter holiday (mid April) and intend to visit Bolgar in one of them.
      Nevertheless it will happen in spring , I am quite sure Volga river won't thaw on time so I want to manage a bus.
      So , I would like to have informations about the availability of tickets and its times of departure. Considering Sunday and Monday as the possible days to the trip , which one should be better? (I suppose attractions won't be closed in Easter holiday...)

      3 Answers Apr 1, 2014 at 8:15 PM
    • Getting to Kazan from Canada?

      by sporty94 Online Now Dec 28, 2012 at 4:39 PM

      I've been planning in going on vacation for quite some time, and I would love to go to Kazan as it's a bit warmer than the rest of Russia in winter (according to wikipedia anyway!) and I'll be going in January/February. But while doing research I came across some articles saying that travel to Kazan from Canada was quite difficult compared to other Russian cities. It came across that it was quite impossible to efficiently get to there, from here. I'd have to go from Calgary, to Frankfurt, to Moscow, then Kazan because Canadians cannot enter from anywhere other than another Russian city.

      This article was a bit outdated ('07) and I'm not sure of anything has changed. By any chance do you have a better idea on travelling there?

      2 Answers Dec 29, 2012 at 3:04 AM
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      working in Kazan

      by DarasKa Online Now Sep 1, 2012 at 9:18 AM

      Hi everyone

      is there any chance to get a job now in Kazan for a foreigfner?
      what should you recommend? I am from Poland, speaking english and spanish languages fluently, with quite wide experience in tourism branch...

      I`ll appreciate any suggestions:)


      3 Answers Sep 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM
    • trains

      by teddyking Online Now Apr 24, 2012 at 2:08 PM

      hi, I have friend that wants to travel from kazan to Moscow on April 25th want are the times of departures and the ticket prices

      2 Answers Apr 25, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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      Hi, I need instantly advice for cheap room in Kazan !

      by K.Ljubov Online Now Nov 1, 2010 at 7:46 AM

      Hello Everybody !
      Im going to stay nearly 2months in Kazan (arriveDec.6.)
      and so I would be very happy to find a 15-20$ room = modest standard/comfort
      Could someone tell me where to look it up ?
      Are hostels a good alternative ?

      I leave Kiev after 2months stay, and have been around in the world
      I would be happy to help you too !

      Thanks for your attention

      1 Answer Nov 2, 2010 at 5:08 AM
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      by ThambiOllen Online Now Mar 17, 2008 at 9:01 AM

      Thanks for all Ladies and Gentlemen who support me to find informations and hotels about Kazan!

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      Hotel Informations

      by ThambiOllen Online Now Mar 12, 2008 at 4:33 AM

      I seek hotels in Kazan between 20 - 30 US$. Can sombody give or send some informations as email address fax no etc. AND I SEEK A WOMEN WHO COULD GIVE GOOD GIDE ABOUT KAZAN. Please answer me as soon as possible. thanks. my email ID:
      By the way I am from Germany.

    • Circus performances

      by 4540 Online Now Jan 24, 2008 at 6:49 AM

      I'd like to know the performance schedule for the circus in February 2008

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      Shalyapin Palace Hotel History and Photos

      by WulfstanTraveller Online Now Dec 4, 2007 at 9:41 AM

      I posted this question yesterday, but perhaps I didn't add it correctly as it is not there or recorded in my account info.

      I am looking for old pictures, and information on the history, of the Shalyapin Palace Hotel. I am specifically interested in the history of the Smolentzev and Shmelev trading house and I believe that the building is now the Shalyapin Palace Hotel. Could anyone give me some information or direct me to where I can find informaiton or old pictures? Is there verification that these are the same buildings, and is there information on the former owners. They were apparently E. Smolentzev and N.P. Shmelev. I believe these were Efim Smolentzev and Nikolai Pavlovich Shmelev and would like to find out information on this building and its owners, and whether there are any remenants or signs of these former owners in this building. My family is planning a trip to visit the city in the future and we have a great interest in this building.

      3 Answers Dec 5, 2007 at 10:03 PM
    • Hotel Invitation Letter

      by Taylorben Online Now Jul 31, 2007 at 4:25 PM

      I am planning to travel to kazan and I would like to know which are the hotels over there which provide invitation letter for tourist visa. Please note that I am an Indian Citizen living in the US with a valid work permit visa and hence need the same to get a Russian Visa. You can email me at Thanks in advance.

    • shopping in Kazan

      by badibeud Online Now Jun 6, 2007 at 8:04 AM

      I'm going to Kazan on june, for a business trip.
      Where could I find vinyl records of 60's and 70's (french, english artists and others)?
      Thank you for your answers!

      1 Answer Sep 21, 2007 at 5:29 AM
    • I am planing to visit Kazan, and i need help from any one live there

      by Online Now Apr 22, 2007 at 4:31 AM

      Hi all,

      i am planning to visit Kazan, but still i didnt decided yet where to saty, and really i will happy if any one live in kazan can help me about avilable options and expected expenses for livinig, such as food , trasportation , and so on ... , i mean all expenses thats i will need per a day to help me to detrmine how much my budguet should be for 1 or 2 weeks.

      another important thing i need a Translator or guid, i am looking for somebody "Trusted Person", to be with me when i go out, move from place to place, i mean a good person whom knows the city and can help when i need a help or assestant.
      my email is: , and please any one can help me i will be greatfully appricated so please feel free to contact me at any time.

      Again thanky very much for your help.

      Best Wishes,

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2007 at 10:30 PM
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      Travel from Kazan, (Republic of Tatarstan) to Vyatskiye Polyany, (Republic of Kirov)

      by dcrook55 Online Now Nov 19, 2006 at 12:25 AM

      Need info on direct flight from USA to Kazan...then travel onward to the city of Vyatskiye Polyany, (in Republic of Kirov). Vyatskiye Polyany is located about 80 mile East/Northeast of Kazan. Would appreciate hotel/B&B/restraunt recommendations for Kazan and/or Vyatskiye Polyany. Has ayone rented a car in Kazan?...can you drive into another Republic?...can a train be taken from Kazan to Vyatskiye Polyany?

      1 Answer Nov 22, 2006 at 9:45 AM
    • Kazan postal codes-Russia

      by ergune Online Now Nov 16, 2006 at 2:34 AM

      Can anyone please provide me the postal code listing of city Kazan in Russia?

      5 Answers Nov 18, 2006 at 12:47 PM

      by TONY666 Online Now Sep 9, 2006 at 10:29 AM



      4 Answers Sep 11, 2006 at 12:15 AM
    • Kazan Street finder

      by ajayent Online Now Feb 2, 2006 at 8:38 AM

      Can anyone please let me have the postal code for Amirhana Str.53-34
      Kazan in Russia?

      2 Answers Feb 3, 2006 at 1:18 AM
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      New to the forum; Question about scams

      by Woodyou1960 Online Now Feb 28, 2005 at 6:18 PM

      Some assitance please; I was contacted by a person in Kazan, Russia. We have been sending e-mails for about two weeks and I have noticed that my questions don't get answered. She sent me her address, and I sent her a letter via UPS a week ago. UPS tells me that they can't deliver the letter because the address is incomplete. How can I find out if this person is for real and not scamming me? And how can I find out if this address is correct? I receive pictures with all her e-mails, but how can I know it her.

      14 Answers May 9, 2009 at 3:59 PM
    • Seems Confusing

      by GCS Online Now Jan 24, 2005 at 8:04 AM

      Does anybody know ALL the details for setting up a trip to Kazan from California? I seem to get different info from different agencies and even an Attorney.......I have been given prices from155.00 to over5,000.00 for the same registration problems, flight vs train Moscow to hotels in Kazan.....invitation needed , etc , etc , etc.......seems like nobody knows all the detail.......Help please!

      2 Answers Jan 25, 2005 at 6:21 AM
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      New to the forum - question about scamms

      by NCUSA Online Now Jan 20, 2005 at 11:09 AM

      Hello to all. I have a question about scamms. A woman from Kazan contacted by internet. We exchanged e-mails and have been coresponding for about a week now. It all just seems a little strange to me. She gave me her adress, she has been sending me pictures (but who's to say that it is her). I was really interested to learn about the city as I have been looking it up on the net. Anyway it would be nice to know if this woman is sincere. I have been contacted before by 2 other women in the past claiming to be from Russia and they dropped of the face of the earth after a few e-mails. I admit it I am someone enlighten me.....Wayne

      10 Answers Mar 26, 2005 at 10:27 AM
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      Looking for information

      by LIGHTUP Online Now Jan 9, 2005 at 11:18 AM

      I would like to know how to get some street maps with names in English, I am planing on going over there in june,and would like to know if there is anybody else planing a trip there,if so maybe we could team up,and see some of the sites. thanks for your help,

      2 Answers Mar 16, 2005 at 5:55 AM
    • anyone going to kazan in december

      by richie876 Online Now Nov 20, 2004 at 12:17 PM

      iam going over in december,would be nice to have company non smoker but big beer drinker going over to meet an internet women is she real or not???????????????????????

      15 Answers Jan 24, 2005 at 10:56 AM
    • where is it

      by richie876 Online Now Nov 20, 2004 at 12:05 PM

      Absalaymova str,,,,,,,,, does this st.exsist in kazan

      1 Answer Mar 13, 2005 at 7:19 AM
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      Is this a real Street name?

      by a2mil Online Now Nov 6, 2004 at 7:13 PM

      HEllo every one I hope that someone can help me out with this street Kompressornaya street does really exist because i been trying to send a letter and I receive it back maybe is not write right please need your help.

      4 Answers Mar 13, 2005 at 7:20 AM
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      It is me Again

      by Merlin_ce Online Now Oct 10, 2004 at 9:38 AM

      Hi everybody. Thank you for all your help. I have another question about Kazan. I sent some letters to this Addrress: Decabristov 168 Kazan420000 Russia I have been sending letters to a person called Sergey Reutov his is trying to find a place to stay, he claim to be a guide. I was wondering if someone knows if there is really a person Called Sergey Reutov who lives at this address. He may be a scamm. I am just wondering. If anyone can help. I would appreciate it. Thank you very much.

      25 Answers Jan 6, 2005 at 7:36 AM
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      Accomodations, hotels, or guest houses

      by Merlin_ce Online Now Sep 26, 2004 at 12:00 PM

      Hi There that is me again. Thank you all for your help. I am looking for accomodations in Kazan, nothing fancy, could be guest houses, hotels, motels anything I just need a confortable bed and a bathroom . Is there any Internet Cafes in Kazan ? Shall I rent a car there ? It will be easy to use credit cards, while I am there ? Do I need a special VISA to go to Tatarstan ? Can I go there with my Russian Tourist Visa ? One more time thank you for all your help.

      4 Answers Sep 30, 2004 at 2:48 AM
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      How can convert to Cyrrilic this address ?

      by Merlin_ce Online Now Sep 24, 2004 at 10:54 AM

      First of all I want to say thank you very much for all your help. I am very glad that I found such a nice group of people on line , I really appreciate all your help. I am trying to convert this address to Cyrillic characters, does someone could help me ? The address is : Decabristov 168 Kazan,420000 Russia Than you for your help. Merlin

      3 Answers Sep 24, 2004 at 11:35 AM
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      I am looking for a Kazan map, with streets name on it ?

      by Merlin_ce Online Now Sep 11, 2004 at 7:36 PM

      I am planing my next year vacation to Kazan, I have been looking for a map that I could find streets name on it. I was wondering if someone could help me ?

      8 Answers Sep 15, 2004 at 9:50 AM
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      refusing service at hotels

      by seezatruth Online Now Aug 22, 2004 at 10:51 PM

      I read with interest about refusing service if you're not part of an agency...If I am traveling alone to meet someone there, how do I make accomodation arragements?

      2 Answers Aug 23, 2004 at 4:27 AM
    • Location

      by nickii51 Online Now Jul 29, 2003 at 11:46 AM

      How far from Moscow is Kazan?

      5 Answers Aug 13, 2003 at 10:49 AM