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Travelling to Russia with a visitor visa without staying at the hotel mentioned on the voucher? [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to the Russian Federation from mid-May to mid-June from Canada. I am applying for a tourist visa that is valid for 30 days. I got my voucher that is required for issuing the ...
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Registration in Russia [duplicate]

My Russian visit goes like this: I arrived on the evening of the 19th. I am here in Moscow, until Tuesday 26th when I am heading to St. Petersburg. Staying there for four nights, on 29th I am back to ...
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Where in Moscow is/was this 1980 Olympics logo sculpture located?

The photo below (source) was purportedly taken in 1980 in Moscow. Exactly where in Moscow was the photo taken? Is the sculpture of the 1980 Summer Olympics emblem in the background still standing at ...
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In Moscow, who can be inoculated with the Sputnik V vaccine? [closed]

On German TV, there are reports that in the shopping mall GUM (ГУМ) in central Moscow anyone who walks in and shows a passport can be inoculated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19. ...
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How can I see a moose in the wild in Moscow?

I'm a student learning the Russian language and going to visit Moscow after the pandemic, and I've read on the Internet that there's a population of moose living inside that city. In particular, the ...
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Is it snowing in Moscow in January/February 2020?

There have been some reports that Moscow has seen the warmest winter this season (2019/2020) and that "fake snow" had to be brought in! Is this true? Has the situation changed? If we're planning to ...
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Combined attraction pass for Moscow and St Petersburg

I know of separate attraction (city cards) passes for Moscow and St Petersburg, but was wondering if a combined pass exists that I can use both in Moscow and St Petersburg?
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As a retired UK citizen will I be able to buy discounted museum tickets in Moscow?

I am a retired UK citizen travelling to Moscow. In UK I am able to buy museum tickets at the lower price (senior citizen price). Will I be able to buy museum tickets at the lower price or get a ...
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Can I still travel on the Troika Card even if it goes into a negative balance?

On the London Oyster Card, you can go into a negative balance. TFL introduced a one more journey option. I was wondering if there are any similarities between this and the Moscow Troika Card. One ...
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Is tap water in Moscow safe to drink?

I will be travelling to Moscow, Russia and I want to fill my water bottle at my accommodation (no built-in filters). I have been hearing some myths that this tap water is unclean and unsafe to drink. ...
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SVO airport to Bibirevo by public transport

I am visiting my grandparents in Bibirevo. What is the quickest way to get from SVO to Bibirevo by public transport during the day time (around 2 PM)? I want to avoid taxis as they can be expensive.
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Moscow SVO airport, how to avoid scam taxis without pre-booking?

Is there anyway to tell scam taxis in SVO airport, Moscow without pre-booking? I can't pre-book due to the fact I can't use my phone abroad (receiving SMS messages/calls which is required to book a ...
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What ride-hailing companies operate in Moscow as of 8/2019? [closed]

We're a family of 5 traveling to Moscow this summer. It appears that sometimes, hiring a 6 sit cab might be cheaper and far more convenient than using wearisome public transportation. What ride-...
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"Only in Russia" or "Only in Moscow" attractions in Moscow [closed]

For our upcoming trip, I'd like to plan some less-known places, like "only in Russia" or "only in Moscow" style, besides the trivial places like Kremlin, MGU or Tretyakovka. Maybe riding a bear or ...
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How long does it take to visit VDNKH in Moscow in summer 2019? [closed]

For a family with 3 kids 14-18, how much time should be allocated for a visit to the VDNKH amusement park, and what attractions are must-see?
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Transit visa at Moscow

I am an Indian citizen. I want to travel from New Delhi to Geneva via Moscow by Aeroflot with 3 hrs 30 mts layover at Moscow. Do I need a transit visa.
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Moscow Pay As You Go card

I am planning to visit Moscow for a week. It seems like I will be using transport a lot. I will be switching to different types of transport. (e.g. Underground then tram then bus). Is there a card ...
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Is smoking banned in Moscow cafes, restaurants and bars? Are there places where you can smoke?

I was wondering about this because I don't smoke myself and somehow I've found myself without that knowledge when someone asked me. I've looked through a bunch of news posts and they have unclear ...
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How to go from all four Moscow's (DME-SVO-VKO-ZIA) international airports to the city center? [closed]

What are the best options (cost, time) from all four of Moscow's international airports to the city center with 1 Carry-on bag and 1 checked bag abt. (23 KG) ?
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Can I leave Moscow Airport while in transit?

I am traveling to Armenia via Moscow from New York. I have an Armenian passport, which doesn't require a visa to enter Russia. Can I go out to the city while on a 6-hour layover? And how will I get ...
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Travel Money & Expenses In Russia [closed]

Can anyone recommend how much travel money I should be prepared to spend in Russia? I'll be spending 3 days in Moscow and 3 days in St Petersburg half board. I will need money for lunch and ...
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Can I travel to Ukraine or Russia without a visa as a Pakistani holder of a Schengen residency permit?

I am a Pakistani with an Italian residence permit. Can I travel to Ukraine or Russia without a visa?
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Transit visa on arrival at Moscow airport [closed]

I have an 11-hour layover at Moscow airport. Can I get a transit visa at the airport to visit Moscow city? I am an Indian citizen travelling from Delhi to Oslo.
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Do businesses in St. Petersburg and Moscow typically charge extra fees when you pay by card?

I intend to use Norwegian VISA cards (both debit and credit) in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. Due to my bank's fee structure, it is generally preferable for me to use these cards directly in ...
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Moscow to Istanbul by train [closed]

i am in Moscow now fan ID electronic and wants to travel to Istanbul,what document do i need to travel with from Moscow to Istanbul by train?
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Layover at Heathrow

(English is not my first language. Apologies in advance for any grammar mistakes!) I am flying to LHR from Dublin with Aer Lingus at 19:20 (Terminal 2) and have an Aeroflot flight leaving for Moscow ...
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What Brezhnev sites are there in Moscow?

Apart from his statutes in the MUZEON park, the plaque on his former apartment building, and his grave at the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, are there any public monuments, sites, or museum exhibits in ...
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Are there interior guided tours of the Seven Sisters?

The Seven Sisters (Stalinskie Vysotki) are a set of seven famous Moscow skyscrapers built in the Stalinist style. Apart from the Galina Ulanova Museum in the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, are ...
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Can I use AirBnB to travel for Russia using a 30-day tourism visa?

I consider traveling for Moscow this summer, but I would like to use AirBnB instead of a hotel. However, to visit Russia I must obtain a tourist visa, which is valid for up to 30 days of staying. But ...
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Non-Russian day trips from Moscow [closed]

For several years I've been making occasional short trips to Moscow for business or pleasure. As you can imagine, by now I've visited an awful lot of Russian museums, churches, galleries, restaurants,...
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What are the requirements for Russian citizens to leave Russia? [duplicate]

If they already have the documentation, visa, passport and air tickets, can they be stopped at the Moscow airport by their own Customs agents and be made to show proof of funds before being allowed to ...
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How to visit the Russian State Duma in Moscow?

During my next visit to Moscow I would like to visit the Russian State Duma. I am aware that it's possible for Russian citizens to visit the building, but what about foreigners? If it's possible, I'd ...
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Am I able to take a train from Moscow, Russia directly to Kiev, Ukraine given the current political situation?

I am planning on travelling from Russia to Ukraine in 2017 via train and was curious if taking a direct train was still an option. I am aware of the Belarussian route but would prefer to not deal with ...
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Money exchange in Moscow [closed]

What denomination and condition of USD bills ($20, $50, $100 etc.) are most readily convertible in Moscow and is it banks or money changers that offer better exchange rates?
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Wearing shorts with hairy legs in Moscow

Is it appropriate to wear shorts or walk around beaches if you have hairy legs, as a man in Moscow?
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Shop opening hours in Russia

How are opening hours in tourist areas, sport clubs, malls, etc. in Moscow and St Petersburg? Is it like Europe that in the evening (like 7 PM) there are almost no open malls or clubs?
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Beaches in St Petersburg

How are beaches in St Petersburg new Finnish gulf? Are there areas available for swimming? Are there also sports like skiing, etc there? I've heard also there are beaches in Moscow How are beaches in ...
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Nightlife in Russia

Does nightlife exist in Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg)? Overall, is it safe to be out at nights as a foreigner? Is it safe to participate in nightclubs?
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Are there red light districts in St. Petersburg or Moscow?

We are going to travel to Russia (St Petersburg and Moscow). Is there any red light district (or something like that) in these cities? Where are these places? Are they safe for tourists?
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Is the Berlin Wall Section on the Sakharov Grounds Accessible at Night?

I am informed that the only known section of the Berlin Wall situated in Russia is on the grounds of the Andrei Sakharov Center. The centre itself is composed of his former residence and a 'largish' ...
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On the Moscow-Dushanbe train, should I travel in platzkart or kupe for a calm trip?

Both will probably be full when I depart (looking at the Russian railways booking System). I'm not interested in talking to fellow passengers (esp. since my Russian consists of but a few words and ...
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Entering Russia on visa-exempt St Petersburg ferry: can I leave the city?

If I enter Russia by taking a no-visa-needed Helsinki-St Petersburg ferry, can I take a day trip to Moscow, or do I have to stay in St Petersburg for my entire stay?
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Is an 8 hour layover in Russia (SVO) long enough to leave the airport?

On my way to Paris, I will have an 8-hour layover in Moscow (SVO) in Russia from 5 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon. Will I have enough time to leave the airport and spend a few hours in ...
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Getting my girlfriend from Moscow to Jamaica bypassing the USA (no visa)

My girlfriend lives in Moscow and only has a Russian passport/Russian citizenship. I was born and live in NYC and am a US citizen only. We are getting together once a month, but every time I have a ...
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Moscow subway last train time

I am thinking of flying from Warsaw to Moscow. The problem with the cheap airline air Baltic is that it arrives at 2:00 in the deep night. Is there still subway to the downtown?
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What is the best way to change money in Moscow?

I have Euros. I will be in Russia along the Trans-siberian railway for about 12 days. I might go to Moscow by plane or by train. So, what is the best way to change money? I do not know how much I ...
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What is the fastest way to go from Warsaw to Moscow via Lithuania and Latvia by bus/train?

I will start from Dresden (Germany). I definitely want to visit Poland, and especially Warsaw. Then I have to go to Moscow to catch the train to Beijing, and I have to bypass Belarus. So what is the ...
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Where in Russia can I pay to shoot an AK-47?

I'm planning a trip to Russia in October (primarily Moscow and St Petersburg) and recently I read this question and liked the idea of being able to use military equipment, specially AK-47, as this ...
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10 hour layover in Moscow Russia, do I need a transit visa?

On June 29th 2015, I will be traveling for the first time to Italy from USA. I will have a 10 hour layover in Moscow Russia. My question is, do I need a visa to visit the city?
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Do the terminals of Sheremetyevo airport stay open over night?

I realized that I bought a ticket that involves a 18-hour layover at Shremetyevo from afternoon to the next day morning. Do the terminals stay open overnight? If so, is it advisable to pass the night ...
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