A previous post that included this topic as part of a hotel review was removed by LP as defamatory so to protect the guilty, I shall name no names and just ask this question to all the knowledgeable people on this forum:
The hotel in question was charging everyone a fee of 250 Rubles, **irrespective of the number of days stayed.
The email I had received from my LoI provider (a very reputable one) stated:
"If you are staying in an individual city or town in Russia for seven business days or…
I will travel by train from Moscow to Vladimir and bus to Suzdal. Then I will return to Vladimir to catch the train to Ekaterinburg. I would like to know if I will can find an English-speaking group tour when I arrive in Suzdal. I know that there are day trips to Vladimir/Suzdal from Moscow, but I am looking for just a local Suzdal tour. Thanks for your help.
Does this itinerary sound fine for Russia? I plan to take local trains along the trans sib line and hop on and off at the following cities:
Moscow: 11th July- 15th July
St. Petersberg: 16th July- 19th July
Vladamir: 20th July-23rd July
Yekaterinburg: 24th- 27th July
Tomsk: 28th- 29th July
Irkutusk: 30th July-6th Aug
Novosibirsk: 7th Aug- 9th Aug
Has anyone actually visited the Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk within the Novodiverchy Convent complex? I have tried on one or two occasions, but have found it closed. Have I been unlucky?
Is the Tsagaannuur / Tashanta border open for tourists? Possible to do it through public transport? I plan to travel through the russian altai from Gorno-Altaysk to Olgi on the Mongolian side. Has anyone done this one recently?
Me and my brother are Colombian and US dual citizens planning on going to Russia in late June. We plan on coming from Georgia, where we would use our US passport. For US citizens it is required to get a visa to Russia, while Colombian citizens are exempt. What should be the best or correct way to assure we can get in hassle free to Russia using the Colombian passport (ie going through customs) , and will we have problems with the US passport considering we don't have a visa? Thanks!