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Going to be in St Petersburg for two weeks - Is it better/easier to buy a smartphone in St Petersburg or buy a smartphone on a Pay-As_You_Go in UK and just buy the SIM card in Russia?

If we take a quick trip to Moscow, any different advice?

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Hi!
Me and a friend of mine will be staying in an apartment in St. Petersburg for one week. We have tourist visas, and we are wondering what we have to do with the registration. How do we register? Because after one week we're leaving for Moscow, where we're going to stay in a hotel, so I guess they'll take care of the registration, in Moscow. Anyone knows what we have to do?

Thanks

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hi travelling to russia over june flight in booked but unsure of how i will exit whether by train or flight.. will i need to show proof of my exit upon arrival?

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Hi,

In first place, apologies if this question has been here before. I must refresh and improved my very poor Russian. Suggestions about free resouces ?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi

I'm planning a loop around Russia this Autumn going from Moscow to Vladivostok on Trans Siberian and then back to Lake Baikal area on BAM en route to Beijing via Ulanbataar on Trans Mongolian

I would like to spend a week or so in Lake Baikal area and wondering how I would link the railway lines so they are near Baikal and I don't have to make a huge detour. I'm not sure how near the BAM the Circum-Baikal railway goes.

The rest of my route through Russia seems pretty well sorted out.

Any…

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Hey :)

I was wondering how to get from Ulan Ude to Ulaanbaatar. I read that there is a public bus, but most of the post related to that are more than a year old. Does maybe someone has some up-to-date information? :)
On how much, where it will depards, do I need to book it in advance, etc.
Thank you very much!:)

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hi all,

Apologies if these are answered elsewhere or I'm being stupid. I've booked flights from UK to Moscow 8th June, return from St Petersburg 16th June. I'll probably spend 3 days in Moscow and 3 days in St Petersburg. I have yet to book accommodation, train or visa so just to check....

  1. ITINERARY: sounds like for visa I need to book my hostels now to get a voucher (unless I use an agent). So is 3 days in each sensible?

  2. TRAIN: I intend to get the high-speed Sapsan train…

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Hi folks

I'll be travelling by train around Russia this September and October.

Hoping to spend time in Yakutsk. I'll be coming from Tynda.

Wondering if anyone knows if train from Tommot to Yakutsk has been completed for passengers yet. According to my research, a cargo train exists but not a passenger one yet; though that is planned, apparently. This info is over a year, so maybe it's changed.

If not possible, what the easiest and cheapest way to get from BAM to Yakutsk. I don't want to fly.

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Should I skip Pushkin if I will go the Hermitage and Pavlovsk palace and park instead in the summer?
I've heard Pushkin will be extremely crowded when I will be there in July and I don't like that.

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Hello people,
As a South African citizen I don't need a visa to visit Russia. Do I still need to register my accommodation? We will be staying at airbnb for 5 nights in St. Petersburg and 4 nights in Moscow.