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I'm packing for the Trans Siberian railway (we'll be on the train for quite a while). We're also going to Mongolia later in the trip.

My question is, what are the size limitations for luggage on the train? We'll be riding in 2nd class (four beds) and I know everyone in the compartment. I'm usually the one responsible for bringing all the necessities, so I want to see what the maximum bag size I'll be allowed. Are we only allowed to put the bag under the beds? Or can I push it against a wall?

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Hi. So I just finished my online tourist Visa application. How important is the hotel information for the Visa? We are still undecided on which hotels we will be booking and would like to even wait until we arrive to find something.

I used some hotel address and names but I haven't booked anything with them. Does this information go on to my visa? What if I want to change hotels after the visa has been issued? Or is visa registration simply done at whatever hotel I stay up, regardless of…

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Hello there!

We will travel to Minusinsk are were wondering if we can cross (somehow, eg by horse or any other - maybe more modern - means to Barnaul ????)

Thanks a lot

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how can i get a better exchange rate in russia?

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Hello, I know I should have exchanged my Ukraine money prior to flying from Kiev to Moscow. How can I exchanged my Ukraine money in Moscow or St Petersburg. Tx!

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Hi,

we will be in Krasnoyarsk in a little over a month. We wanted to do a river tour either to Yeniseysk and then go back with a bus (?) if possible or go further and fly back. Cam anyone give us advice on how to organize such a tour? We have a car so we need to go back to the starting point to get it ;)

Thanks a lot for your help!
Friedrich

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Hi...

Can I depend on avtovokzals to have left luggage or lockers? If not, do some have facilities and others don't?
The station I am very interested in is in Yaroslavl city. The bus station and train station aren't in the same place there and neither is in the center of town. Could I possibly store my sack at a cafe or something similar or maybe at the bus line itself? The station building looks fairly large so they probably have enough space for something..

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Hello,

Has anyone travelled on the Paris to Moscow sleeper train with a bicycle. There's conflicting information on the internet. A lot of travel companies say 'no'. The Russian trains website says 'yes' if folded, but also 'no'...

Be great if anyone had any first hand experience.
Thanks in advance,
James

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Hi there,
I'm interested in doing some volunteering in Moscow and St Petersburg, but am not finding much online about it. Does anyone know how I could find out what options are available, and what's good to do?
Thanks in advance!

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We will be riding motorcycles and would like to see St. Petersburg. I had heard that there was a three day transit visa available for vehicles and that it was available at the border? Other conflicting reports say that this has been suspended? We are Canadians.
If not possible we will take the ferry and skip Russia...
Thanks.