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My 11 y.o. daughter is a soccer fan, and I have been trying to buy tickets for her for one of the World Cup games in Moscow, so far to no avail. If any of the readers here have extra tickets you are looking to transfer, I trust that there is a way to do so without breaking FIFA rules. We would join you for any games after June 26 (when we arrive to visit grandparents). Our budget is limited to $150 per ticket, which I realize only covers some ticket categories but not others. I am also happy to…

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I am looking for someone to write an article for lonelyplanet.com about the Russian Far East. The topic is flexible and the deadline is the start of August. If you are interested and have recently been to this destination, please get in touch with your idea (working title and brief outline) and examples of your work. Thanks!

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Hello,

Me and my friend are travelling in Russia for two weeks during the World Cup:
Would request any inputs from the community for the following queries:
Itinerary (not in that order)
1. 3 days in Moscow
2. 3 days in St. Petersburg
3. 3 days for Golden Ring Towns
4. 2 days in Kazan
5. 1 day in Nizhny Novgorod
6. 1 day in Veliky Novgorod
7. 1 day for the World CUp match ( St. Petersburg)

a) Which all Golden Ring towns to add as a must-do? (3 days)
b) Is it possible to add Sviyazhsk to the Kazan…

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Travelling from Helsinki to Kaliningrad by plane for a few days. Then flying to Moscow for a while then train to St Petersburg. I think I only need a single-entry visa BUT I am paranoid that as Kaliningrad is an exclave that somehow I might require a double-entry visa. I'm flying, not going by land so I'm not transiting or entering another country. I know with a trip to Abkhazia, for example, it is treated as leaving Russia so a double-entry visa required. But Abkhazia has some different status…

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It so happens for a certain reason that all the direct buses from Gdańsk are sold out to Kaliningrad. And for that very same reason I need to travel on certain days.

However, I managed to find a local Polish bus taking me all the way to Braniewo, which is less than 10km from the border. Surely it is easy enough to take a taxi there to the crossing point but what happens then?

I'm aware that is illegal to cross the Russian border by walking and even a bicycle would do but I don't have one and…

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Hello,

I traveled the Trans-Mongolian almost 3 years ago, from St Petersburgh to Ulaanbaatar. We purchased all the train tickets 90 days in advance on our own, except we had to purchase the international Ulan-Ude to Mongolia from a travel agency as it's not possible to purchase it online through Tututravel.

We are completing the Trans-Siberian this time in opposite direction from Vladovistok to Irkutsk. The back tracking a bit from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude, and again into Mongolia for our flight…

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Good day all, I was thinking of walking around in my sandals, but I am not sure if the weather now is good for that if it rains, I am also not sure whether to pack pants, shorts or capris or 1 of each. Is it like summer in europe or slightly cooler like april/may? I intend to back pack as I am following my team, I want to buy stuff so not really willing to pack a lot of items. My plan was wear my sandals, capris pack on a short and a skirt and few tshirts as well as a scarf and a light…

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Hi, due to a change in plans, I cannot go to Russia. I have bought train tickets using rzd.ru, for Moscow-St Petersburg (for high speed rail). Is there a way I can cancel the tickets and get a refund via the website?

Thanks

~A~

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Dear,

I booked a trainticket on rzd.ru (Transsiberian ticket) but unfortunately i used the wrong middle name. Now my last name is correct, but not my first initials are not.

Cook, T.H. instead of T.H.J Cook

This mistake would also be also necessary for the VISA i guess.

Will this be a problem for check-in / Russia Visa and does anyone now if is there any possibility to change this?
Damn.

Only option i can imagine, is a refund. Will the seat directly available after a refund?

On the…

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Hey,

I will be taking the Trans-Mongolian Express from Beijing to Moscow (With stops in Ulaanbaatar, Irkutsk and Yekaterinburg). We are leaving Beijing on June 21st and the trip will be around two weeks. It should be easy to watch the games during my stops, but I am wondering if there is any way at all to watch some games on the train? Is WiFi existent? If yes, would it be strong enough to stream a live sporting event? Are there TV's with over the air?

I know it's ridiculous to watch TV on…