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      Mini VT meet

      Moscow 8 hours ago

       I will be in the city from 12-16 to attend opera. I will be free on 13th ( Tuesday/Вторник) so please join me in Matreshka Hotel restaurant for chat, coffee, vodka or blini. I would love to hear from the Moscow VT contingent. If you are free, I will be in the hotel restaurant from 18:30 I posted on meeting page so please sign here VT Meeting

      See you soon

      P.S posted across to the Misc section too

       

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      Few shopping questions

      Moscow 13 hours ago

      Next week I am in Moscow and I would like to find few things to bring back home from Moscow

      -military surplus shop, to by the " partisan " hat with the red sickle and hammer star ( old USSR style one) also one of those furry winter hats with red star and ear covering

      -any hobby shop where I can buy some beads for jewellery crafting

      -shop to buy good quality Yantar/Kilibar/Amber for a decent price  and what to expect to pay for it-shop to buy one of those beautiful shawls with lots of flowers part of the folk dress of Russia also what sort of price I expect to pay.

      I am staying in the center near Kremlin, but don't mind travelling to other parts of town for good buy.

      Thank you

       

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    • wintertime

      Kizhi Dec 7, 2016 at 6:11 AM

      We want to visit Kizhi (and further?) at the end of September 2017.
      Is it still possible to use a hydrofoil or other boats?
      When starts the winterseason there?
      Is ther snow in September?
      Many thanks

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      Troika Public Transport ticket

      Moscow Nov 30, 2016 at 9:18 AM

      I keep reading on the 3 day city transportation ticket but I get bit confused. Is Troika valid on the express train from Domodedyevo to the center?
      I am arriving mid day on Monday 12th Dec and leave mid morning on 16th
      I know the express ticket cost around €9 each way and Troika cost 420Ruble for 3 days. Trying to find best financially favourable ticket for sightseeing.
      Any advice you can share? Many thanks

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    • SVO Transit Terminal D to F

      Moscow Nov 20, 2016 at 9:24 PM

      Hi All,

      I am travelling from US to India via Russia (SVO airport). I have a connecting flight from terminal F of SVO airport. The layover time is of 3hrs. Just wanted to check like how much time it takes to reach Terminal F from Terminal D. I have got an Indian passport and flying through aeroflot.

      Thanks in advance.

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      Basilika Prekrasnaya

      Moscow Nov 28, 2016 at 10:12 AM

      I will be in Moscow shortly and would like to get book of Ruski Skaski(sp?) with Vasilisa Prekrasnaya and Baba Yaga but has to be in English. Can you guys suggest place I can buy it. And can you suggest which edition with good translation?
      I grown up with those stories and I would like to get it for my little girl. Any suggestions?
      I am staying in the center next to Kremlin so I will be centrally located. Thank you xxx

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    • 4-5 days in St Petersburg

      Saint Petersburg Nov 16, 2016 at 7:19 AM

      Hi,

      Would anybody have recommendations for things for c. 12 (academic) high school students to see in St Petersburg, or would it be worth going on a day trip out of the city? Is Valaam Monastery too far? We'll be going in the latter half of February 2017, and obviously we're most interested in the history and literature but I'm thinking maybe there might be some little-known spiritual place inside or outside the city that might be worth a visit?

      All suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million.

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      Day (half day) trip out of town

      Moscow Nov 20, 2016 at 10:25 AM

      I will be in Moscow from 12-16th of December attending concert in Kremlin.(14th in the evening)
      I already have list of things to see in town while I am there.
      I arrive on the 12th mid afternoon and departing the city at noon on Friday, so I only have 3 full days and afternoon on the 12th.
      I was wondering how feasible is to have day trip ( or even half day) out of the city and what you suggest is best choice for this trip?
      I know you can spend month in Moscow and not see everything, but I thought something different for fleeting visit.
      I love history and anything is OK, very much love soviet times and something to take me back to my growing up in Socialist society will be great.
      I am also very big fan of Russian Classics and visit to something connected to Tolstoy, Pushkin, Esenin or Gorki is also something I would love to experiance.
      Any suggestions?
      Thank you in advance.
      Best V

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    • From St Petersberg to Vladivostok?

      Russia Nov 24, 2016 at 10:33 PM

      Hi
      I want to travel diagonally across Russia using public transport. I'm planning to start in St Petersberg and traveling across the northern regions of Siberia then across to Vladivostok . I know it's a long way and will take some time.

      I was wondering if any Russians out there could tell me if it is possible to travel like this across some of the more isolated regions along the northern end of Siberia and the eastern parts of Russia? For example, is it too mountainous, is it too cold, is the frequency of transport allot less in that part of the world?

      I've travelled across countries like Mongolia, Kazakastan and other Central Asian countries so I'm somewhat familiar with some of the modes of transport. I'm just not sure what to expect in the regions I want to travel.

      I'm hoping to go in Russia's summer months.

      Any tips at all would be helpful as it will provide a great starting point for further research into this trip I will be doing in the next few years.
      Thanks so much.

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    Near Rostov-na-Donu

    • Rostov-Glavniy railway station at 0430 in the morning?

      by JohnP215 Online Now Apr 30, 2016 at 9:15 AM

      We are planning to arrive at this time on a Wednesday in June. The waiting area will have seats surely but is there anywhere pleasant to relax and have breakfast very early in the morning, either in the station or very near? Alternatively somewhere we could go by taxi?

      3 Answers May 12, 2016 at 11:29 AM
    • Connection with Ukraine

      by Veteris Online Now Mar 29, 2016 at 3:58 PM

      Hi. I wonder if there are any connection between Rostov and Mariupol in Ukraine? Bus/Train?

      1 Answer Mar 29, 2016 at 9:28 PM
    • Local people...

      by barbaros_soyer Online Now Jan 15, 2015 at 2:29 PM

      How is Rostov-na-Donu' s local people? Friendly? Helpful? etc?

      1 Answer Jan 27, 2015 at 2:15 AM
    • Traffic

      by mishas Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      Why is the traffic so bad on Dovatora? :-)

      2 Answers Mar 13, 2013 at 7:41 AM
    • hala

      by halinakowalik Online Now Jan 19, 2012 at 8:17 PM

      i try to get russian visa but i can't find a hotel which can sand me a voucher /necessary to get a visa /,could you give me any name of hotel in Rostov na Donu which is doing that ,please

      4 Answers Mar 11, 2013 at 10:59 AM
    • A Green Island?

      by avivit.kidron Online Now Dec 9, 2011 at 12:10 PM

      Good Evening Sirs,
      Is there an adjacent island to Rostow-na-Donu by the name of Zloni Ostrow?
      Thank you in advance.
      Avivit

      1 Answer Dec 10, 2011 at 1:51 AM
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      visiting rostov-na-donu rostov,russia.

      by roxiestuart Online Now Nov 2, 2011 at 8:26 AM

      i am an american female and would like to visit new friends i have met on line and visit rostov-na-donu city . what do i need to do this ? and by the way you have a beautiful city.

      3 Answers Nov 3, 2011 at 12:44 PM
    • Tourist

      by Karel77 Online Now Aug 6, 2011 at 10:41 AM

      Hi. I want to visit Rostov-na-Donu from South Africa as a tourist. It will be my first time traveling to Russia and would like to know if I need any other documents other than my passport? I would also like to know if speaking only english would be a problem to comunicate?

      7 Answers Aug 7, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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      From Rostov to the Ukraine

      by Drugness Online Now Oct 24, 2008 at 1:45 AM

      Hi
      I'm planning to visit Rostov On Don as my last port of call in Russia before crossing into the Ukraine. Kharkov is a bit of a distance away so i'm just wondering where is the best place to cross the border into Ukraine from here? And is there anywhere worth visiting for 1 night before heading onto Kharkov? If i can get a decent overnight train between Rostov and Kharkov then all well and good. I'm not sure what sort of time this would require or if i would encounter much delay when at the border.
      Thanks everyone
      DG

      7 Answers Oct 25, 2008 at 6:25 AM
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      What shoud not we miss?

      by isildur06 Online Now Mar 28, 2008 at 2:39 PM

      Hi everybody !
      With a friend I will be tarvelling in Russia next month. Rostov will be the starting point but I could not find much info. about the city. What are the best places to see in Rostov or around the town? Especially sites related with2nd world war will be interesting for me?
      Also can one easily go to Azov from Rostov?

      16 Answers Apr 3, 2008 at 4:02 AM
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      apartments ?

      by kerrien Online Now Mar 7, 2007 at 11:59 PM

      Hi , Can anyone tell me if there are any apartments to rent in Rostov . I have done this in Ukraine and other russian cities but cant seem to find any links in Rostov....Is there a government travel agent , as with other RUS towns ?
      Thankyou. Kerrien.

      2 Answers May 16, 2007 at 6:40 AM
    • Where to stay in Rostov

      by Berendes Online Now Mar 28, 2005 at 12:39 PM

      Hi Everyone,

      I will be in Rostov on Business every other week between Mid April and June 2005. Having read about the quality of the hotels I am thinking whether there is any other option than staying in a hotel- or are there any new good hotels lately? I would eb looking to stay between 1-2 weeks at any time I come to Rostov

      Thanks for all your thoughts,
      Chris

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      bayaset ? someone know where is it?

      by lorgnierl Online Now Jun 18, 2004 at 3:55 PM

      i watched on russian programs a very good serial about the war between russian and turcs, it s name was bayaset but i could not find this fortress, was it in Russia, Georgia, Turquish? could you help me thanks lionel

      5 Answers Feb 28, 2005 at 2:17 AM