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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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    • a travel to Sortavala and to Suoyarvi

      by rtvln Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 6:26 AM

      How far away is Suoyarvi from Sortavala? Are there direct buslines available..how often to Suoyarvi? Can I reserve a leasing car for my travels in Sortavala as I am a Finn? No trails are driving to Suoyarvi? thanks a lot Ritva

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 7:25 AM
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      What to do

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 11, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      Can anybody advise what there is to do in Sortavala ?
      I'm aware of boat trips to Valaam, but what else is there to do or see ????

      5 Answers Feb 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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      Travel to Valaam

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      Hi,
      can anybody tell me the price of the hydrofoil from Sortavala to Valaam ?
      How long is the journey and do i need to book it in advance ?
      Thanks Duncan

      9 Answers Feb 14, 2013 at 6:46 AM
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      Tourist registration in Sortavala

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      HI,
      I am visiting Sortavala in July this year and hopefully staying with a friend.
      On my visa application i must state where i am staying.
      Once in Sortavala where should i go to register my visit?
      If i stay at a hotel they normally do this for me so this is something i have not had to do before.
      Alternatively i could stay in a hotel for 1 or 2 nights and get registered and then stay with my friends ?

      7 Answers Feb 8, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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      Travel to Sortavala

      by Skillsbus Online Now Jun 2, 2012 at 8:34 AM

      Hello,
      Can anybody advse if there is a bus or coach service from St.Petersburg to Sortavala. I have already checked out the train services and these run not so often, so info on bus or coach services would be very welcome :)

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      Travel to Sortavala

      by Kardrew Online Now Mar 11, 2007 at 5:44 AM

      Hello

      I would be grateful if anyone can advise me.

      I wish to travel to the Sortovala area (my mother was evacuated from this region in 1940 & 1944 - Laskela & Harlu to Finland).

      I will be travelling from the UK (Manchester) & would like to see some other parts of Russia - maybe St Petersburg.

      What would be the best way to do this? Travel from Helsinki to St Petersberg to Sortovala?
      or from Estonia? or Russia (need to take cheap flight)
      Best method of transport? Train? Hire a car?
      Best way to find accommodfation?
      Best time of year to travel?
      How to keep it cheap?
      Things to see?
      How safe is it?
      Any advice on visas/ money?

      I would be grateful for any help as I have only just began to explore this idea & am finding it difficult to find information.
      Kind regards
      Kardrew


      6 Answers Sep 24, 2007 at 3:29 AM