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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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    • Ideal duration for doing justice to Novgorod , 1 day or 2 days?

      Velikiy Novgorod May 23, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Planning to visit Novgorod from St Pet by car in Mid June 2014, reaching at @ 11.30 am. On way to Moscow. One option is to take same day night train at 9.15 pm to Moscow.
      Other option is to take next day same train at night. Then we get next day whole day. We are not short of time.
      Is one day of 6/7 hrs adequate? or the place offers many things so that 2 days are meaningfully spent.

      3 Answers May 24, 2014 at 12:39 AM
    • Buses between Chudovo and Veliky Novgorod

      Chudovo May 30, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      Hi all, I am trying to find the bus schedule between Chudovo and Veliky Novgorod. The new Sapsan stops at Chudovo and only takes less than an hour from St Peteresburg. The tourist site says to then catch a bus from the station but I am unable to find a schedule to see if this would be a time efficient way to go and if I would be able to get back to Chudovo to catch the Moscow/st Petersburg train which stops at Chudovo at either 5:pm and 7:30 pm.

      Thanks Karen

      4 Answers Jun 7, 2013 at 3:03 AM
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      Military stuff to see in Novgorod or nearby places?

      Velikiy Novgorod Dec 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM

      Hello all
      Planning my first ever trip to Novgorod and am curious about how many monuments, museums and memorials to the Great Patriotic War, the Siege of Leningrad, Afghanistan etc that I may find there?
      If anyone could recommend unusual stuff like this, i'd love to hear about it.
      Thank you all!
      I'm going to be putting a similar post in the St P and Moscow sections so it might appear to be a trible post.
      Cheers guys!

      2 Answers Dec 31, 2012 at 4:00 AM
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      Best way to travel to Velikiy Norvgorod from St Petersburg and then vice versa

      Velikiy Novgorod Dec 12, 2012 at 5:03 AM

      Hello all
      From the online research I have done, I take it there is no train line running between these 2 cities? :)
      I'm planning to spend 2 nights here. Is that enough? It's hardly too much? :)
      If you could advise the best transport routes between here and St P, I would be most grateful
      Thank you all

      4 Answers Dec 17, 2012 at 5:52 AM
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      Which restaurant is better and more impressive: Hol'mgard or Detinets?

      Velikiy Novgorod Oct 23, 2007 at 9:03 AM

      I am planning on bringing a group to Novgorod in late November and I was wondering which of these two restaurants would be better for dinner: Hol'mgard or Detinets? I prefer an old charming restaurant that would impress my group, but I am open to your opinion. Any help is appreciated!

      1 Answer Oct 23, 2007 at 9:25 AM
    • Saint Petersburg - Novgorod

      Velikiy Novgorod Jun 21, 2007 at 8:10 AM

      Is it possible to take a one day trip to Novgorod from Saint Petersburg and
      have time enough to visit the town calmly? Bus? Train? Rent a car?

      1 Answer Nov 12, 2007 at 4:15 PM
    • Hotel Volkhov

      Velikiy Novgorod Nov 16, 2006 at 6:58 AM

      I would like to know how much it will cost to stay at this hotel for 13 nights just me and my wife. Arriving 26/12/06 leaving 08/01/07.

      Thank you,
      John & Lena Granger

      1 Answer Nov 16, 2006 at 7:12 AM