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Jan
21
comment How to carry honey jars and prevent losses?
How was it closed originally? Does it have a threaded cap?
Jan
18
comment What is a polite way to tell a Scottish person that I am struggling to understand his/her accent?
Show him the famous "ELEVEN!!!" video with two men in elevator.
Nov
25
comment Buying ticket on Russian train
@Petr Turns out, you're right. "Electronic registration" is effectively useless for the scenario the OP asks about.
Nov
25
comment Buying ticket on Russian train
There's such thing as "electronic registration" (электронная регистрация) on select trains - only an identity document and either a self-printed ticket or its image on an electronic device is needed to board the train if you use that.
Nov
25
comment Buying ticket on Russian train
This is true, but you totally omitted the fact that you can buy tickets for many long-distance trains online, no need to go anywhere.
Oct
27
comment Power plugs in train repeatedly turning off
The major reason for limiting power is not because power is scarce but because you don't want one faulty or overloaded outlet affect the others so you just fit each with say a 100 watts circuit breaker and this ensures that fifty such outlets never draw more than five kilowatts (which you have on input) and if one of them is overloaded then it just shuts off without affecting the others.
Oct
19
awarded  Yearling
Oct
16
comment What meals are available on Russian trains?
No, however it is crafted - by hand or on factory - "samovar" is a standalone unit. The boiler you refer to is integrated into the carriage heating system.
Oct
15
answered What does 'Pay for bed clothes' mean on the russian railways website?
Oct
15
comment What meals are available on Russian trains?
This is not "samovar" at all, just a huge water boiler. Doesn't even look like "samovar".
Oct
8
comment Do the Russian Railways offer discounts in November?
The other tab on that page says these only apply to select routes. I dunno what route exactly the OP wants, but at least Vladivostok (Владивосток) is not mentioned there. However there's this thing: pass.rzd.ru/static/public/ru?STRUCTURE_ID=5267 - "seasonal tariff adjustments" - and that page says there's 0.9 coefficient (more or less like 10 percent discount) between Sep 13 and Dec 23. That's not the best you can get - there's 0.5 coefficient for May 8 and May 9. Also it's can be larger than one - up to 1.2 on some popular date ranges.
Aug
24
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
31
comment Where in Russia can I pay to shoot an AK-47?
@gmauch It's up to you, that's why I made it a comment. Who knows - maybe you contact them and get so enthusiastic that a thousand kilometers one way will be no big deal for you.
Jul
30
comment Where in Russia can I pay to shoot an AK-47?
This museum in Izhevsk en.museum-mtk.ru/exhibitions/shooting/fighting says you can shoot AKM which is a flavor of AK-47
Jul
2
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
29
comment Do ships sink nowadays?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria_%28ship%29 - the crew forgot to close the portholes in stormy weather and the fully intact ship filled with water and sunk. 122 people died. That was on an artificial lake, not even in the ocean.
Jun
22
accepted What happens if RFID system in my “biometric” travel passport malfunctions when I cross the border?
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
11
comment Getting from Moscow Sheremetyevo airport to Dubna
Yandex.Maps say there's bus 817 that runs from DEF to BC.
Jun
2
comment Roughly how long does the Pamir Highway take to do?
Wow. Where's the picture with two trucks from?