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Thanks for everyone's advice! Decided I'll use put the ID Card on domestic tickets, and use the passport for the Tajik Train to Kazakhstan


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I've done both several times (as well as obshi class in Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan - but that's a whole different story). I've had one crazy trip in kupe - my first. There were Russians, and they had vodka. And I was inexperienced. It was rough. However, even then, when I was under the weather, I found the top bunk is the best. You can retreat there, and ...


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I've travel a lot from Russia, and I saw many foreigners going through the border, and I can say that border guards usually are trying to save the place, stamping the nearest to the visa page in passport. Stamps on Russian borders usually are small enough to get two on one line of the page, so I think that you wouldn't lose much space there, but still, ...


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Definitely not the platzkart! I'm serious, you'll never get a calm trip if you are in there. Platzkart has additional side places across the train, so it's up to 52 people there in a car compared with 4 * 9 = 36 people in kupe car. Also, if you have an upper place (the even one), you simply can go upstairs, and rest for whole trip (yes, there is a ...


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For me, he stamped the page preceding the visa double-page, and he took some effort to open specifically that page, so it seems intentional (that was in April/May 2016). You shouldn't be too worried about saving space, most border agents stamp across whatever is there without caring once the passport gets kind of full, and you can always get a new one. I ...


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Each time I see such questions, I feel very frustrated. I'm from Russia, and I can't do anything to remove such articles, but I try to do my best to explain that people here, in Russia, aren't as xenophobic and dangerous as you can read in press. Did you hear about the story regarding the afroamerican been shot by police in USA some time ago? Does it mean ...


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The Russian Embassy in New Delhi let their domain name expire and be bought by squatters, so no links to their pages until they get their domain name back. This also means that public information about obtaining the visas in India is limited. Until then, this is all the information I have available. If you must leave the airport for a layover you will need ...


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Instead of relying on travel blogs, I suggest you check the database that airline companies use. For example, the website of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. After you identified what kind of visa you need (if any), you should check the embassy's website or call them (you might get trouble getting through, but once you did, they will help you). As far as I know, ...


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All trains to Crimea have been shutdown on December 27, 2014: From December 27, 2014 services to Crimea terminate at stations in Novooleksiyivka and Kherson. The measure is designed to ensure the safety of railway traffic. Kyiv-Simferopol train No. 11-12, Kyiv-Sevastopol train No. 28-27, Kovel-Simferopol train No. 88/87, Lviv-Simferopol train ...


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Does the visa application form ask you about driving bans? Obviously, you should be truthful on the application, but there's no reason to volunteer information if you're not asked for it. For example, looking at http://www.rusembassy.ca/sites/default/files/AppFormVisa_USA.pdf (the forms are slightly different when applying from different countries I ...


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It is highly unlikely that a conviction for drunk driving would influence your visa application, provided you are upfront about it. They are far more likely to be concerned about ensuring you are only going there to visit and will leave within the expiry of the visa and how you will finance yourself while there. (Source: I have lived in Russia, visited the ...


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In other words: is there a policy that a document used in a train booking must also be acceptable for entry and exit from Russia? No, there is no written policy for that. The only thing you should be aware of is the conductor during the board check validates your document and ticket. The document number and your names in it must be the same as in your ...


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I think in theory you can. But you must present same ID to the conductor as you've used to book a train. In practice chances are pretty high that you would be denied boarding by the conductor if you try to use something that does not look like a passport. Overall, it's highly recommended to have your passport with you at all times in Russia. Especially if ...



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