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Severflot in summer and autumn operates passenger boats on the Yenisey and Ob rivers, from Omsk in the south to Antipayuta in the north. On this river-forum post, someones writes that Обязательно привезти копию первой страницы паспорта и копию свидетельства о рождении (emphasis mine) (Google translation: "Be sure to bring a copy of the first page of the passport and a copy of the birth certificate"). I would have a па́спорт (passport) in any case, but the need for a свидетельство о рождении (birth certificate) makes me wonder if they might limit foreign nationals. There are certainly places with travel restrictions for foreign or even Russian nationals. On the other hand, the eastern Siberian Lenaturflot advertises in English that Also voyage Yakutsk – Tiksi is popular among tourists from Russia and foreign countries. Usually such tourists come to Yakutia without taking a package tour. As a foreigner, can I simply buy a ticket on one of those river boats or might some be for Russian nationals only?

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    This decree mentions an area around the Yenisey (excluding the ship channel) so maybe do some map checking plus Wikipedia's article on Closed Cities. – mkennedy Jan 13 at 18:57
  • @mkennedy Right... but I wonder if passengers can still board the ship, just not get off at any of the ports with closed cities. – gerrit Jan 13 at 19:02
  • Why the downvote? – gerrit Jan 13 at 20:55
  • Have you tried sending an e-mail to Severflot with your question? It seems they just want to see your ID which should be either a passport for adults OR a birth certificate for children. At first glance it looks more like poor wording of the requirements than an actual ban. – undercat Jan 15 at 7:02
  • @undercat No, I might do that if my plans gets more concrete and then I would add an answer here. – gerrit Jan 15 at 10:25

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