Have you heard of this place in Tula? Food & drinks?
Thanks, if you know address, please post!
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".
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?
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.
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 http://5cd.ru/reception/index.php 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.
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?
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!
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?
Have to travel to RU (again) and than fly to the States from Moscow.
The route I have in mind is to drive from Budapest via Brest - Minsk, leave the car at the "usual" place like the last time, take the flight and drive from Houston to Austin.
But this time my tendon (сухожилие) on the right shoulder is broken. That means I have to perform this with one hand. The car is automatic (Toyota Prius V), changing the speeds is made by a little switch next to the steering wheel, it can be operated with the left hand.
I successfully went from France to Hungary - but the pain is not any better.
Kind of leaning towards train. But there is no train from Houston to Austin - and I have to go to work every day. Postponing the travel is out of question.
I heard on a podcast some local recommend you buy tickets for performances in Saint Petersburg directly from the box office rather than purchasing them online beforehand. Apparently, they are much cheaper that way.
Anyone else care to weigh in on this? From personal experience, is it much cheaper to purchase tickets upon arrival in Saint Petersburg? What about performances selling out?
Would love to know your opinion.
I have found accommodation in Saint Petersburg and Moscow affordably listed on the Russian hotel booking site Ostrovok.ru, but was hoping for some feedback as to its reliability.
Has anyone else used Ostrovok.ru? Can I confidently book through them?
I notice that some of the prices are listed with free cancellation but pay now, where they undertake to reimburse the paid amount if cancelled within guidelines. Has anyone done this before? Was the money repaid promptly and in full?
Appreciate any feedback.
gibt es in Voronezh ein Internet-Cafe?
I am going on a cruise to Russia so everything is made for. Just need 'pocket' money for possibly a few inexpensive gifts how much should I take?
I want to fly to Russia in a few months from Israel. The thing is, I am not an Israeli citizen, I am a British citizen. Will I be able to obtain a visa for Russia from a country where I am not a citizen?
I've done some research and it seems there will be an ice hockey game on at the Ice Palace on December 29, but unfortunately I cannot read Russian so not a 100% sure. Could somebody please confirm? And if there is, how do I go about getting tickets for the game?
Know almost nothing about ice hockey but would love to attend a game!
As my trip on the Trance-Siberian is approaching, I would appreciate if you share your own experience. I will be spending 2 days/each way on the route Moscow-Novosibirsk. What is the best strategy, especially regarding food? I've read that food in the restaurant on the train is a bit overpriced. But then how about buying from the babushkas on the stations and is there enough time for it?
Any other tips are very welcome!
As I am planning to visit Russia in few weeks and do part of the Trance-Siberian Railway, I need good mapping app's for the cities of Moscow, SP and Novosibirsk/Akademogorsk. Perfectly, they should work offline.
Any experience, especially by locals? I do read Russian.
We are a couple looking to travel to Russia, Poland, Prague, and Austria. We haven't decided the time frame for this trip. Any suggestions for an easy route of travel? We were thinking flying into Russia first then out of another area. How many days should we give ourselves in Russia for sightseeing and are there tour guides we could hire?
My wife and I wish to travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg in August.
We are travelling to Moscow on the Tolstoy Express from Helsinki and wondered if we should use the train again and if so which one of the two choices, Express or Overnight or, to make a change, to fly.
Am curious about this region and the possibility of a Western citizen to visit. Can anybody advise if there are diplomatic regions with visiting this area? I understand that the region is much safer than it previously was?
Can anyone offer advice on visiting the Kabardino-Balkarskaya Republic as well as her close neighbours? I guess the easiest way to get there would be from Georgia?
Our trip to St Petersburg is fast approaching! I have my lovely Russian Visa in my passport, (That was a job and a half!)
I have booked a couple of tours and made notes on what we would like to do on the 3 full days we have leaving the fourth half day free at this time. Thank you to those who helped.
My husband is very interested in the Artillery Museum but its closed Monday and Tuesday ( We are in St Petersburg Mon Aug 29th, Tues Aug 30th , Wed Aug 31st,) and we can only go to Catherine's Palace on Wednesday because it is closed on Tuesdays and the last Monday of the month!
We could go on Thursday on our half day but it doesn't open until 11am and we need to leave for the airport around 12:30pm.
So, on the Wednesday we have booked a 6 hour tour to St Catherine's Palace and Peterhof. Instead of returning to St Petersburg by road with the tour we thought we would take the hydrofoil back which is something we wanted to experience and it would be quicker. Then walk to Artillery Museum.
If we are going well we hope to be there by 4pm. Its only open until 6pm. :/
We know that's probably not enough time to do it justice but that's what we have. My husband is mostly interested in the tanks etc and weapons.
Is the outside area with the tanks etc accessible when the museum is closed? From photos it looks like the main display is behind a gate and wall. If it is open we would go on a day its closed and look at the outside display and have the two hours to look inside.
If not would it be best to look inside first and look at outside display last or is all locked up 6pm?
Looking to leave a car for 16 days not far from the DME.
I hope I can arrange the car parking with the airBNB host - but just if not, what alternatives are out there?
It is a mid-size car, quite unpretending - but it has US plates.
(Just in case the plates will be removed).
I probably do not want to park on the street but if one knows an OK location it would be good.
I have a friend in Kaliningrad who wants to host me for a trip there in October - she is applying for a homestay visa for me. The problem is, she's a huge procrastinator and dragging her feet like crazy. I'm hoping I can just get the invitation from her, and then expedite my visa with the Washington DC consulate so I can fly as planned in October. But just in case she takes too long and drags her feet more, I was going to try and obtain a tourist visa as a backup. So my confusion lies in lodging and registration. I am OK with booking a hotel for say a couple of nights so I can be registered, etc., but I'm hoping that I'd have some freedom of movement after that and be able to just stay with my friend since it would be more convenient and cheaper. I'll only be there for 2 weeks, but booking a hotel for 2 weeks that I'm not going to stay at seems like a huge waste of money. I read that after my time at the hotel is up, I'll have to be registered again wherever I'm staying, and that having a private person register me may cause some problems. I'm combing the internet and finding no answers. So what I'm wanting to know, in a nutshell, is how do people travel independently in Russia without having to book a hotel the entire stay, and how does one go about registering themselves again after their stay at the hotel is over?
I am retired Senior trying to travel first time in Russia. I am not sure if buses are available from Velkey Novgorod to Sergi Posad, and to other cities in Golden Ring.I also want to know how to arrange for TransSiberian ticket from Yekateribury to Irkutsk.
Moscow (July 11,12,13,14) wants to travel by Double Decker fast train to St.Petersburg.
St.Petersburg (July 14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21) .....prefer Bus to Veilky Novogorod
Veilky Novogorod ( 22,23,24,25)..................prefer by bus to Sergiy Posad
Sergiy Posad (July26,27,28) ......................prefer by bus to Yaraslov
Yaraslov (July 28,29.30)...............................prefer bus to Kostroma
Kostroms (July30,31 Aug 1)..........................prefer bus to Suzdal
Suzdal (Aug1,2,3).........................................prefer by bus to Vladmir
Vladmir(Aug 3,4,5).......................................prefer by bus to Kazan
Kazan(Aug 6,7,8).........................................prefer bus to Yekaterinberg
Yekaterinberg(Aug.10,11,12,13)...................prefer Trans-Siberian train to Irktusk.
I hope you can tell me if 1.buses are available where needed and if I can wait for Siberian train when I arrive there.
Thank you .
For the end of August I am considering visiting Novosibirsk. Despite the long journey, I prefer train to airplane because of the opportunity to see beautiful nature and the authentic Siberian way of life.
In this respect, any tips and recommendations are welcome - of course, especially from those of you who did it already. How did you manage with food and beverages during those 48 hours? How did you book your tickets: do you find www.tutu.ru reliable?
What about Novosibirsk? Is there any surroundings where you can find the typical Siberian landcape - endless plains, birch forests, lakes, etc.?
Thanks in advance!
1) There are strong rumors that with the death of French night intercity trains some of the routes (in particular, Nizza - Paris) will be served by RZD cars, one is being said already running there. I assume, that car is getting there from either Moscow-Strasbourg-Paris or from Moscow-Vienna-Genova-Nizza train. The last one is running once weekly, so probably(?) it's about the Parisian route.
More details will be appreciated.
2) What is the story with the ex-Moscow-Kiev Talgo now Moscow-Nizhniy (and promised to become Moscow-Berlin)? The start of that service was promised but delayed many times. Any news?
Hello. We plan with the guys (five of us), in early July to fly to Moscow on 8 days.
All day we have something to activities in the evening to do nothing.
Tell me, where can have fun in the evening in Moscow. I'd like to see Moscow at night.
I'm travelling to Russia with a group of friends by the end of July and want to discover the Krasnodar region and the Russian Black Sea coast by car for a couple of days.
What are the do's and don'ts concerning car rental in Krasnodar or Russia in general? Can anyone recommend any company? The website of Krasnodar airport lists the generally known Europcar and 'CarBooking', which I don't know. Are these companies the way to go or are there better/cheaper alternatives in town?
To avoid the obvious advices :) :
- I do speak a little bit of Russian
- I am aware traffic in Russia is not the same as traffic in Western Europe (where I'm from)
I will get to the airport of Lisbon ace 11.30h!
What is the best and most secure way to reach the hotel from the airport Moscovo- Demododvo?
And how much?
I'll be five days, it is possible to visit also St. Petersburg?
Any experience, feedback about
Thanks in advance,