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Questions tagged [moscow]

Moscow, the capital city and the most populous federal subject of Russia.

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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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2 Passports Moscow Transit

I have Japanese and Hong Kong SAR (HK) passport. Flying from HK to London and have a 17hr layover in Moscow and would like to go check the city. My current UK visa is with my Japanese passport and ...
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Arriving before 6 am at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow - closest Metro station?

I arrive from Madrid around 6 am. How´s the immigration / customs procedure? what´s the closest Metro station?
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Visiting Moscow on Stopover [closed]

Traveling to Moscow Aeroflot 21 hour layover, 4:30 p.m. leaving 2:20 next day. Sight seeing, staying over at hotel. Leaving from same airport. Do we need travel Visa?
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Do I have to collect my luggage when transiting through Moscow?

After a lot of searching and information I decided to travel from Delhi to Grand Cayman. I am thinking of two separate ticket booking: Delhi (Del) to Moscow(Svo) 5:10 Am - 9:20 Am Aeroflot. Layover ...
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Does one need to worry about registration when staying in Russia (Moscow) for 6 working days and 2 weekends?

I've seen different sources saying that "one needs to register in Russia within the first 7 working days", and other sources saying that "one needs to register in Russian when staying for 7 working ...
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Would it be unsafe for an American to go to Moscow right now?

I'm an American, and I'm considering going to Moscow in a month. Would it likely be unsafe for me to do so, considering the current situation with Ukraine? EDIT Well, I went this summer, and it was ...
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Flying through Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow considering current situation?

At the end of next month I will be going from Asia through Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow to some other European country. The carrier of choice is Aeroflot. Considering what is happening now between ...
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Can you suggest a route to travel from Moscow to Siberia and return in 2 weeks? [closed]

As an Iranian citizen I can travel to Russia via a 2 weeks tourist visa without permitting to extend my visa. As usual I will choose a return flight ticket from Tehran to Moscow. Supposing it is ...
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Changing airlines at JFK (enroute to Moscow)

My daughter will be flying from Atlanta to JFK via Delta. Then from JFK to Moscow via Aeroflot. Will she have to go through security checkpoints again when she switches over from domestic to ...
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Are there direct flights from Moscow to Tenerife?

Are there direct flights from Moscow to Tenerife? If not, what is the best way to get there? I'm interested in Los Cristianos. As I understand it, regularly ships from the Spanish mainland go there?
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Fast train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg?

I'm planning to go on holiday to Moscow Russia in April and would really like to see Saint Petersburg as well. I've heard that there's a speed train which travels between the two cities, does anyone ...
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How should I start to plan a journey from Moscow to Beijing by train?

I have a ton of questions, but I don't even know where to start. To those of you who have done the journey, what is a good starting point for planning?
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Are there any cheap/discount/budget flights from Yerevan, Armenia to Moscow, Russia?

A fellow guest at my hostel here in Batumi is planning to travel to Armenia and then wants to fly from the capital Yerevan to Moscow, Russia. But the flights she can find are not so cheap compared to ...
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Russian visas and short-term apartment rental in St Petersburg and Moscow

I'm attending a close friend's wedding in Russia in July. We'll be visiting St Petersburg for a few days first, then on to Moscow. We have a toddler who goes to bed early and we would much rather stay ...