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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?

    • 2014 Naadym Festival Program Date?

      Tuva Jun 20, 2014 at 1:49 PM

      I want to come Tuva Naadym Fest this year from Istanbul, Turkey, but i can't find any program on web. Do you know this year's program date and content?

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      Tuva information

      Tuva Jun 26, 2008 at 1:43 PM

      I’m going to Russia in august and I’m spending about 10 days in the Republic of Tuva. I cannot find much information about this place… Can anyone give me some useful information for my travel? What is the weather in august? Is it better to have dollars or ruble to pay? Any places especially worth visiting?
      Thanks for any advice…

      3 Answers Jun 10, 2009 at 9:28 AM
    • weather

      Tuva Jan 29, 2007 at 10:37 AM

      hi guys im planning to visit kyzyl, do someone know which months of the year is less cold?cause i know it is cold there all around the year. thanks !!

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      Transporttaion to Kyzyl

      Kyzyl Mar 22, 2006 at 11:16 AM


      A friend of mine will go to Kyzyl, but she can find flights from Istanbul to only to Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, or Novosibirsk. Do you know how long does it take from those cities to Kyzyl? Which would you advisor?

      1 Answer Mar 22, 2006 at 12:36 PM
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      Who has been there?

      Tuva Jul 18, 2003 at 9:19 AM

      and not put it on his or her travel map? Please let me know so that I can email you. Thanks a lot :-) Sonja

      1 Answer Dec 1, 2006 at 7:13 PM