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Russia visit 9-20 Jul 2015

Dear all,
I booked by ticket arriving Moscow Domo airport 9 Jul 15 at 3:00pm and fly out of Moscow on 20 Jul 15 at 3:30pm.
So I have in total 11 nights.
I was planning to split the tour between Moscow (5N) and St. Petersburgh (6N) and do side day tours from there.
I originally thought to stay in Moscow then take the high speed train to St.PB then come back to Moscow to catch my flight. I checked the fast train time and no train from StPB to Moscow before my onward flight from Moscow (20 Jul),…

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which places to visit except Moscow, St.Petersburg, and Golden Ring cities?

Hello,
We are currently working in Moscow and are looking for some weekend trips recommendations (or max 3-4 days trips if we take some vacation days)except of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Golden ring cities which we already visited. We will be in Moscow till end of March, so would prefer some places which are interesting to see in winter. We are more 'exterior' lovers, not preferring museums or galleries, but rather enjoy walking around, parks, mountains...what we were unfortunately told is quite…

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Syberian Bear and other wild animals...

Hi all.
Its my first post on this forum and first want to say welcome :)
generally im plan my journey by siberia and planning few camping nights arround Baikal lake.
Everything is fine just scare a bit of wild animals specially bears... My trip gonna be on middle of may and thats the time when they slowly waking up and seeking for food. I really like atractions and unexpected adwentures but not really fancy to see bear next to my tant... Did any 1 have some solution how to make them not to comme…

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Ferries Across Black Sea to Russia?

Hi There
Given it seems that the ferry from Trabzon to Sochi isn't running in 2015 - unless anyone knows otherwise - does anyone know of ANY ferries leaving from ANY Black Sea Port that go to a Russian port (e.g Sochi or nNvorossiysk)?

Many thanks. Mike

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Happy end of the TranSib tale! Hope it helps you choose your stops: Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tobolsk, Ekaterinburg, Perm, Kirov etc

Happy to announce for those who've been following that I am safely back from the winter Siberia journey. This comes as a bit of a surprise: it was -30 most of the time, and, irritatingly, I don't even have a cold! nor had any of my stuff stolen in platzkart, for that matter. So the experience is not full (boringly safe)...

I have also happily completed the last part of the trip report on a GAZZILLION of Transsiberian stops I did between Irkutsk and Moscow - so happy to advice what the best…

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Ferapontov Monastery, Vologda Region

Wondering if anyone knows whether it is permitted to take photos of the frescoes (with tripod, without flash of course) in the Ferapontov Monastery near Vologda?

Thanks

EO

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Buying a car in Russia

Hello!

A friend and I (both American) are thinking of flying into St. Petersburg and buying a car to drive down to Moscow, south through Volgograd and then along the Caspian Sea into Azerbaijan. Eventually we would like to go through Georgia into Turkey. We are thinking of selling the car there in Turkey, or paying to ferry it across to Bulgaria/Albania, and continue driving up through the Balkans. A couple questions:

  1. How difficult would it be to purchase a car in St. Petersburg?
  2. If we do…
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Sheremetyevo airport

Do somebody know, what is the distance between terminal D where I enter the country and lock my luggage (for few hours) and terminal F from which I am flying to India?
second question: will I have a problem to enter terminal D where on my way to take my locked luggage?
thanks.

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Man Pupu Nyor Rocks (Маньпупунёр)

I'd love to visit the Man Pupu Nyor rock formations this summer when I am in Russia, and was wondering about getting there.

According to this website:

http://tonkosti.ru/%D0%9C%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%8C%D0%BF%D1%83%D0%BF%D1%83%D0%BD%D1%91%D1%80

Unless going by helicopter, which I don't want to do, it says that the journey starts in Yaksh in Komi Republic (around 600 kms from Syktyvkar), then 200 km by boat, and a 40 km walk.

I'm wondering if anyone has done this trip? I have my own car and speak…

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Visa for Indian applying in London

Hello,

I am a holder of an Indian passport, staying in London on a long term work visa and would be travelling to Russia during the first week of April.

I read the documents required for applying a visa and got a visa invitation letter and voucher from my airBnB host, however later on they said since India is apparently a "high immigration risk" country - the documents they issued aren't valid anymore. I am not sure what's the best way to approach this now - should I apply for the visa…