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As far as I can say, there is nothing changed for this time, and all the closed cities are closed for all but registered locals and ones with special access, which is very difficult to get. All that changed is Roslyakovo moved from Severomorsk to Murmansk, but, as for me, there is no interesting stuff there. So, you can start with Murmansk sightseeings, ...


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You don't need to pick up your baggage or clear immigration and customs in SVO. Your airline will transfer your baggage to the next flight for you. When you check in at JFK, you will see that they will check the bags all the way through to TLL. And unlike the US, in most countries and in most circumstances it's unnecessary to clear immigration and customs to ...


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Here's what I've seen in my (extensive) Russian travels - please take with a grain of salt, this is obviously not the official position: The entire "voucher / tourist confirmation" system is a bit anachronistic now, a vestige of the Soviet days when there was tight control on what foreign tourists were and weren't allowed to see in the country. No one takes ...


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According to information from 2012, there are 10 buses per day. The cost is 400-450 roubles, which was around $15 during 2012.


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I've been travelling to Russia several times and have some different experience, despite what native Russians are saying here. First of all, yes, this is true that racism, although not open, is there and this is true you will be stopped by police for passport check. It is not like they need your money every time, though. Second, as long as you are in the ...


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Where are you going and what do you plan to do? Moscow and Peter are absolutely fine (unless you stray into the slum areas that even Russians avoid - at that point, you're obviously looking for trouble which I guess you're not). In general, people don't really care - Russians have an intense and rather serious standard expression and way of looking ...



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