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Hello! I will be visiting Russia and St. Petersburg in a few weeks. But I have decided that I want to head more into Russia and see more of the "real" russia. I have looked into taking the Trans-Siberian railway to lake Baikal and Irkutsk. I would like to spend a few days just enjoying the wilderness and possibly taking some kind of hiking tour. Does anyone have any ideas of any more naturally beautiful places along the railway?
I am a male, 20 years old, and will be traveling solo.
Problem with…

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Folks,

My family and me are planning a 11 day holiday in Moscow and SPB in early July 2016. I would be grateful if you could list some smartphone apps that will help us with:

  1. Hiring taxis
  2. Maps to locate places (will google maps suffice or do I need something else?)
  3. Using the metro system
  4. Translations
  5. Any other?

Although I plan to familiarize myself with Cyrillic alphabets, I am very bad with languages and would like an interface in English.

Thanks for all your help,

BR,

Mohan

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Hello fellow travellers, I plan on doing the transsiberian Moscow-vladivostok in July. Used to live in Russia so have no problem speaking Russian. I wanted to ask about people's experience of buying tickets as you go in July. I don't want to arrive in Moscowvand buy tickets for the whole trip. Most Russians have all of August off, so I'm thinking it won't be too bad in July. I was just thinking about buying tickets for two days in advance. Has anyone did this in July? Will I pay a lot more…

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HI,
last year i saw the docu: Happy people, a year in the taiga.

Is it possible to get there in October? The village is: Bakhta. I want to get around with the hunters?
Stupid or....?
Enjoy travelling!
Stefaan

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Hello, everyone!

I am currently on the point of concluding a degree in Translation Studies with Russian as my language of specialization. I would be interested to stay in Minsk for at least one whole month, from mid-June, most likely, with the purpose to further my language skills in Russian.

After the first month my plan goes on and I would then move to Saint Petersburg around mid-July for, yet, another full month of language immersion. I have the intention to get enrolled in a language…

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We are going to do the BAM for a second time, the first time in 2010 with advice from members of this board. Trains are infrequent east of Severobaikalsk. Can we get taxis or other vehicle between these remote BAM towns on days when there is no train? It looks like there is a road right by the BAM train all the way, which is what we saw in 2010, with quite a few trucks visible from the train. Did not see any buses.

The BAM 6 years ago was great. Great scenery, splendid isolation. The…

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Folks

My family and I will arrive at Leningradsky station (Moscow)from St Petersburg using the overnight Red Arrow Express / Grand Express. To be precise, the Red Arrow № 001А «Красная стрела» arrives at 0756 Hrs, the Grand Express № 053Ч «ГРАНД ЭКСПРЕСС» arrives at 0814 Hrs.

My outbound flight is from Domodevedo airport at 1235 Hrs. Which leaves me roughly 4h30m to reach Domododevo airport. The plan is to exit the station and leave directly for the airport.

Can you folks advise me what would…

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Hi, I will be making my first trip to Russia in late May. I speak Russian well and have traveled in former Soviet Union countries in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan). I am flying into Moscow and leaving from St. Petersburg and I have 9 days in country. However, I am already feeling that Moscow & St. Petersburg may be somewhat boring for me. I am more seeing them out of a feeling of obligation to Russian history than anything. I have been to big Eastern European cities before & get tired…

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Hello

I may be going to Arhangelsk mid-July. Does anybody have any tips, warnings etc. about the area at that time of year?

Also, I'm considering trying out Pomor Tur for a guided tour in the area. Can't find any reviews on Tripadvisor though. Does anybody in here have any experiences?

Thanks.

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hi, I am supposed to transfer at novosibirsk tolmachevo airport for 12hour . is it possible i can stay at the night at this airport? ( I worry that whether or not if this airport is closed at night ,)

if someone had experienced to spend at night at this airport, please let me know.

thank you