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As per the title, I'm planning on being in Blagoveshchensk later this year, and wanted to know if I need a Chinese visa to visit Heihe for a day trip? I seem to remember that there was visa-free travel, just for Heihe?

I hold UK and EU passports.

Thanks!

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I am planning on a one-day trip but am concerned about transportation connections. The РЖД shows an early morning train from Irkutsk to Baikal with a 3 hour layover in Slyudyanka that arrives Baikal around 14:30 (Moscow time) = 19:30 local time. This appears to be after the last ferry leaves for Listvyanka. First question, does the ferry wait for the train or would I spend the night in Baikal rather than Listvyanka. Once I cross the river, what are my options to return to Irkutsk. Would…

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As I get deeper into the details of my upcoming trip, I am beginning to have more questions. I understand the concept of left-luggage and plan to use it often on visits to a town where I will not sleep overnight. The Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian guidebook indicates that some stations have electronic lockers and others have a staffed office. In the larger cities which is more common? Will a backpack fit in a locker if the largest dimension is 29 inches (74 cm)? If there is an office is it…

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Hello everybody,
What's the rate given by banks and exchange offices for euros these days in Siberia ?is it true they won't accept old bills but only pristine ones?
Thanks

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I need to book a one way ticket from Tallin to St. petersburg by the ferry of st. Petersline. Anyone experience with filling in the details and then specific the visa type? I will need a visa because we are flying back home from st. petersburg, but the visa we will only get a few days before we leave for our trip and thats to late to wait for a booking on the ferry

What kind of visa type is a touristic visa of russia? A,B,C,D, LTV, TLD? Those are the options I NEED to fill in when I book this…

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Hello everyone.

Me and my girlfriend are going to Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway on the 1st of August!
Please tell me your thoughts about this trip itinerary.

We are not sure about stopping in Krasnoyarsk because we only have two days (one night) and we are affraid about that this would not be enough time to do a "good" hiking at stolby. What do you think? Maybe we could skip Krasnoiarsk and sleep in Suzdal, Ekaterimburg, Novosibirsk or Baikal zone one more night?

Thank you for any…

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As I noted in another post, I bought a ticket online today from the Russian Railways website using a US credit card which was a major success compared to 3 years ago. Incidentally, the purchase process begins in English, but reverts to Russian for the credit card processing so go prepared with Google Translate as needed. Anyhow, I got a confirmation screen that indicates my ticket is registered, but there does not seem to be any way to print it out. As of 20 minutes later I have not received…

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Hi everybody. I will spend 14 days in Russia in September. I will stay in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. I need your help. I will stay 1 week in Moscow and plan to do the Golden ring. I am a solo traveller and would like to know if its easy and cheap to visit these places. Are there buses from town to town? Is it advisable to use Moscow as base for these cities? As per accommodation, I will book Dreams on hostel, since the reviews in Tripadvisor are very positive. I would be very grateful for…

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Hello everyone!

I have 2 citizenships. I want to go to Ukraine with my Spanish passport and the crossing the border to Russia by train with my Peruvian passport to avoid visas.
Does anyone know if this could be a problem? Too many questions from the border police? Has anybody had an experience about this?

Thank you so much!

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I've been booking a bunch of train tickets for trans-siberian route the past few weeks and everything worked just fine. Until yesterday. All my cards are declined by the website and my bank says they didn't even get the request from the site, so its something on their end. Calling service numbers in Russia seems useless. I reached one representative at a bank in Russia that handles rzd.ru transactions and they were nice but not helpful at all. No idea what's going on.