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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


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      Visiting Staraya Ladoga

      Staraya Ladoga Aug 28, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      I am planning a visit to Staraya Ladoga from Spb. How long should I allocate to visiting the town. I understand it is under 2 hours from Spb by train.
      Any useful information or photo's to look at would be most welcome :)

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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      Andersengrad, Sosnoviy Bor

      Leningradskaya Oblast' Aug 28, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      I will be in Spb over the next 2 weeks. I have heard about Andersengrad and wonder if it is worth visiting. Is there an entrance fee when I get to Sosnoviy Bor ?
      Any other information about this location would be most welcome.

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      Motor museum

      Vyborg Nov 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

      Does any know if the motor museum is still open in Vyborg ?
      Also where abouts is it ?

      4 Answers Nov 15, 2012 at 8:45 AM
    • Animals in Mandrogi (Minizoo)

      Verkhniye Mandrogi Sep 23, 2011 at 4:28 AM

      I have a question regarding the animals in the minizoo at Mandrogi. Does anybody know if there are people who take care about these animals. Is there a special staff and a veterinarian? Unfortunately I was not myself in the zoo, when I was in Mandrogi, but I am interested in to know in which condition the animals live there.(especially the raccoons.)
      Many thanks for an answer.

    • Transportation to and from the cruise port.

      Leningradskaya Oblast' Jun 2, 2011 at 3:44 AM

      Does anyone know of a reliable taxi company which will not charge an arm and a leg for a ride to and from the cruise port. I will be in SP at the end of August.

      1 Answer Jun 2, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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      Bus to Finland

      Vyborg Feb 16, 2010 at 6:43 AM

      Any information please. I understand that there is a bus from Vyborg to Helsinki at 06-10 am , are there others at a more civilised time please. Thanks for any help.

      1 Answer Feb 16, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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      Vyborg Russia - ? Finland

      Vyborg Oct 20, 2008 at 11:17 AM

      Hello all
      So Vyborg is the most direct route to get to St Petersburg from Finland. It's less than 2 hours by train from there i believe.
      What is the best and most convenient crossing on the Finnish to get to Vyborg before commencing on to St Petersburg?
      I'll be in Helsinki and i'm wondering where i should stay close to the border because i want to make an early start to cross the Russian border.
      Thanks everyone

      1 Answer Oct 20, 2008 at 10:13 PM
    • St Petersburg in October

      Leningradskaya Oblast' Jul 6, 2007 at 12:35 PM

      I am considering taking a tour to St Petersburg this upcoming October, from about the 20th through the end of the month. I was wondering I can expect from the weather, hours of daylight, etc. In other words, is late October a nice time to visit St Petersburg?


      4 Answers Sep 23, 2010 at 6:41 AM

      Leningradskaya Oblast' Oct 28, 2004 at 5:55 AM

      Hello, I plan to travel tSt. Petersburg with my mom next year (around end March). But I got freaked out a bit when I read a news article about a Vietnamese student that got attacked, and other posts in other boards that talked about racial discriminiation against Asians in Russia. Some say that the unrest caused by Chechen insurgents have made some Russians jumpy and security has been tightened (notorious passport checks!) . We are hiring a private tour guide for 7 days, but the guide won't be with us 24/7, especially during the overnight trainride from St. Petersburg to Moscow. That worries me, because skinheads reportedly hang-around the metro for victims. Would it be safe for 2 chinese ladies to travel to St. Petersburg next year? I would appreciate everyone's thoughts on this matter, especially from other Asians who have travelled to Russia.

      5 Answers Nov 15, 2004 at 10:30 AM
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      Day trips to St.Petersburg?

      Leningradskaya Oblast' Jun 12, 2004 at 1:57 PM

      My friend and I are thinking of going maybe to Helsinki (or somewhere close to the Russian border - Estonia/Latvia). We were wondering how easy it is to visit St.Petersburg from outside the country. Are you allowed to travel in and out on a daily basis, or do you still need visas etc, and if so, how difficult are they to get? Thanks in advance

      6 Answers Jun 17, 2004 at 6:29 PM
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      living in SPB?

      Leningradskaya Oblast' Nov 21, 2003 at 2:52 AM

      Hi! I am studiing drama in St. Petersburg and I will be here at least for two years more. And since we are so far away, my boyfriend deceided that he might come to live here. Does anybody knows for any job in SPB? Please, please..if u know for any kind of job, don't hesitate to write me ... Maja

      4 Answers Dec 11, 2003 at 10:29 AM