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Departure tax

Is there a departure tax that has to be paid when leaving Russia?

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Hiking abandoned RR Yuzhno Sakhalinsk to Kholmsk?

Hi,
I will be taking the ferry from Wakkanai (where? ;) Japan to Sakhalin and onto mainland Russia next summer. I am doing research for this portion of the trip and found a possibility that interests me. One has to go from Korsakov to Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, and then to the other ferry port in Kholmsk. You can take taxi or minibus to Kholmsk, but then I read about the hiking trail on the old abandoned railroad heading west of YS. It seems to have as decent reviews as anything in that area,…

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From Moscow to Kiev overland on a transit visa?

Hi, on my way back from Japan, instead of flying my last stretch of the journey home to Croatia, I'm considering going home overland through Ukraine. Would this be possible on a transit visa? Because getting the normal tourist visa is just too much hassle and expense. I'd stay in Moscow for a night or two and then take a train to Kiev. Would this be possible with only a transit visa?

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Russian Visa for AU citizen in Barcelona?

Subject line kinda says it all - Australian citizen looking to obtain a Russian Tourist Visa in Barcelona, Spain.

Anyone done this or can point me in the right direction? 2 hours of Googling hasn't proven helpful :(

Thanks!

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1 day trip - Tsarskoye Selo and St Petersburg

Hi,
I just want some good tips and advice!
We are going with ferry from Helsinki, so our time is very limited in St Petersburg. It will be a one-day trip.
The date is 16th of October, Thursday.
My question is, if we are going by train about 10 am, I want to book our tickets online, is it possible to get in Catherine Palace like an individual visitor before noon, or we have to wait a lot?
I hope in October wont be crowded.
I'm not sure we should risk our short time, maybe we will stay in the…

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Cost of Vladimir-Moscow elektrichka

Would anyone happen to know the cost of this train, say #6991? There are fast electrichkas which show up as a regular train with the designation 7xxx and one of those goes for 590p. some much more

Cheers.

Jon

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THINKING OF YOU, BORIS

THINKING OF YOU, BORIS

Part 1:

The famous Russian poet Boris Pasternak(1890-1960) said that to be a great poet it was not enough to write poetry. One must also “contribute in some vital way to the life of the times.”1 It is essential that such poets, Pasternak emphasized, “respond submissively to their high and lonely destiny.” Such poets do not chose poetry as a vocation; they are singled out, in some unmistakable fashion, by destiny. Pasternak was “overcome by an irresistible urge to…

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Need companions durning Oct.10-19 travel in Russia(moscow-st.peterburg)

booked a ticket from ist-moscow in Oct.10

wanna spend a couple of days to visit there

for now I am traveling by myself

wanna have some companions during Oct.10-19 travel in Russia

I did not make any plans for that travel now

if somebody is interest to travel together
plz contact me

my email address : zxp06172335@sina.com

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RZD booking office at DME airport?

Is there some sort of rail booking office at the airport? Barring that, are the KACCAs open 24 hrs at Paveletsky train station?

Cheers.

Jon

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Victory day?

I'm wondering if it would be less than optimal to plan a trip to Russia during the Victory Day holiday? Will a lot of things be closed and accommodation more expensive since it's a holiday?