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Questions tagged [russia]

Country in northern Eurasia, largest country in the world, covering more than 1/8 of the Earth's inhabited land area.

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A few questions about transfering from domestic to international in Novosibirsk, Russia

Situation: I am flying via S7 Airlines from Pulkovo in St Pete to Tolmachevo in Novosibirsk, and another flight from there to Incheon, South Korea via S7 again. This is, to the extent of my knowledge, ...
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UlanBaator to Irkut

I want to go from UBator to Irkut in August. I have a passport from Argentina. It lets me enter Russia visa free. Would I be able to cross the border and allowed to ride the train all the way to ...
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What is the furthest north one can get without flying or taking special cruises?

While researching this answer, I learned that there about 5 times per year between late July and September, there are passenger boats from Yakutsk all the way north to Tiksi at 71°39' north. For ...
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Is there any limitation on foreign nationals travelling by passenger boat Omsk – Salekhard or Salekhard – Antipayuta?

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 ...
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How well is Russias ban on driving a dirty car enforced?

In Russia, it is prohibited to drive a dirty car. I read this on the website of the Dutch motorist association, which is a quite reliable source. It is also reported by BBC News. I do not know the ...
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What food am I allowed to bring to Austria from Russia?

Soon I will fly from Russia to Austria. I want to bring a small quantity of food (like one or two boxes of chocolate) to Austria. In the past there were restrictions on what you could and could not ...
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What is комфорт and why is it cheaper than not комфорт?

Looking at trains in Russia, I've found that for the same class, комфорт is cheaper than a ticket not marked as комфорт: In the image above, for the train № 042В «Москва – Воркута», the prices are: ...
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When leaving the Russian border back to Europe, Passport Control never asked for my Migration Card

I received my exit stamp normally. Is this likely to be a problem when I re-visit Russia? I was traveling back to Europe with Belarus as a stop on the way - I also received an arrival stamp in Belarus ...
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Is military service in Russia required with dual citizenship? [closed]

I have British and Russian citizenship and passport. When I go to Russia on my Russian passport there I am no longer British but Russian and likewise in Britain. Under Russian law, you are required ...
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Will I need a transit visa to fly through Russia?

I am an 18 year old US citizen. I am planning on flying to Kazakhstan with a short layover in Moscow, Russia. I have read that I need a transit visa in order to fly through Russia, but I have also ...
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How to tell distance travelled by rail?

I'm planning a long railway journey, and I wonder what the distance (to be) travelled is for a a particular route. Is there any website where I can find this out, for example, based on stations ...
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China/Mongolia/Russia by rail with different passports

I'm thinking of traveling from Beijing to Moscow by rail but I want to clear up some visa issues first. With my American passport and Chinese visa I have no problem entering China or Mongolia. However,...
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Transit Visa to go through Moscow, RU to get to Bishkek [duplicate]

I am confused on if I need a visa to get to Bishkek if I am travelling through Moscow to get there. Will I need a transit visa to go through Moscow, Russia to get to Bishkek? I read somewhere that I ...
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What does it mean if passport returned but no refusal stamp or visa in it?

I’m a Travel Agent from Karachi, Pakistan. I applied for my client from Pakistan to the Russian Embassy in Islamabad. Completed all formalities: confirmed hotel, ticket, tourist voucher from ...
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Stavropol City, surrounding area - Safety

This is my first time posting here. Thank you in advance to anyone who reads and comments. I have the possibility of going to Stavropol City, Russia for work. I will be staying in the city then ...
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As a Russian resident, do I require an exit visa?

I'm an Australian citizen and a Russian resident for five years. Do I require an exit visa to leave Russia? If so, where do I get one and how long does it take?
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Cancelled unused Russian tourist visa

Until recently I have travelled to Russia frequently - on regular tourist visas in my USA passport. The last time I travelled, the Embassy issued my visa for wrong dates (in my application I requested ...
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US citizens traveling between Ukraine and Russia

My brother and I, American citizens, are planning an Eastern Europe trip where we fly into Saint Petersburg, journey through western Russia and parts of Ukraine, and fly back to America from either ...
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Is it legal to bring Magpul firearm accessories into Russia?

I would like to know if it is legal to bring firearm accessories into Russia. My point of entry would be Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO). I would be coming from USA/JFK via Aeroflot, and ...
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Is Russia a dog-friendly country?(Vladivostok, Moscow, St.Peterburg. etc.)

I'm planning to travel Russia with my dog, Labrador Retriever by Siberian Railway. But I'm not certain that Russia is a dog-friendly country like any other countries in Europe. If you have experiences ...
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Lost luggage compensation

I was on a flight from Moscow to Warsaw with a transit stop in Minsk, and the airlines lost my luggage. Now one month has passed, and they ignore my emails about compensation (maybe because they are a ...
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Russia tourist visa denied & embassy refuses to give reason

Here's the timeline of events. Applied for my Russia visa at VFS London on October 5th. Went for interview at London Embassy on October 10th. Was asked for reason of going, I said, travel and to see ...
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Any things I should be prepared for traveling to DME Moscow on a Pakistani passport from London as a UK resident?

Not that I anticipate issues, but still interested in knowing. Basically traveling to DME Moscow (pending Visa) in November and I am interested if border control in DME might give me some trouble ...
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Entering Russia on tourist visa with BlaBlaCar or hitchiking

I'm a Canadian with a tourist visa. Someone has offered me a ride from Riga to Moscow from BlaBlaCar and I wonder if I would be denied entry into Russia due to trying to enter from a private car ...
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Can I live in Russia for the whole 3 years on a 3 year multiple entry visa? [closed]

I'm an American, considering moving to Russia for a little bit, is there any restriction on that 3 year multiple entry visa that would prohibit me from actually just staying in Russia for the whole 3 ...
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Is Khasan open to tourists?

My travel guide has an article about Khasan: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Khasan The article makes it look like a potentially interesting travel destination, with a picture of the monument ...
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Do I need a visa to enter Russia if I have dual citizenship to two countries (one doesn't and other does)

So, I have citizenship to two countries, one being the USA which requires a visa. I am currently living in another country of which I also have citizenship which does not require a visa. I would ...
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Great Baikal Trail from Listvyanka to Bol'shiye Koty

It says on the Great Baikal Trail's website that a permit is necessary to take the hike from Listvyanka to Bol'shiye Koty. However, I have not been able to find the following details on the website: ...
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Can interpol detain me in the USA, Europe or Canada for dodging draft in countries like Russia, Belarus?

Can interpol detain citizens of CIS-countries(Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Armenia) in the USA, Europe or Canada for dodging draft in home countries?
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Schengen visa to Luxembourg

Being a Russian citizen, I am interested in obtaining a tourist visa to Luxembourg. Usually when you apply for a Schengen tourist visa, you require a proof of accommodation and usually a booking.com ...
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Getting to Olkhon Island in late September

I am traveling to Irkutsk, Russia in late September and would like to get to Olkhon Island (Khuzhir). I have checked the following boat and bus schedules: https://vsrp.ru/en/passengers/timetable/ ...
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Where can a U.S. citizen get a Russian visa in Europe?

I'm a U.S. citizen leaving to Europe very soon and planning to travel from somewhere in Europe by train or bus to Moscow or St. Petersburg, to take the trans-siberian train to Beijing (Chinese 10-year ...
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Clarification on visa requirements when travelling to Russia for people from specific countries

In the Russian Visa Information webpage there are a list of countries that can travel to Russia without a visa. For example: Brazil (up to 90 days in 180 days period except work, study and ...
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Registration during Russian World Cup

As my trip in the World cup comes to an end I just discovered that I needed to register at the cities that I went to. I've been to: Samara, Kazan, Samara, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. Unfortunately, ...
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What time zone do trains in Russia operate on?

What time zone do trains in Russia operate on? Does it make a difference between long-haul trains, electric commuter trains or international trains?
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Is it necessary to book a bus ticket from Morskoe to Nida in advance?

I will be travelling from Morskoe (in Russia) to Nida (in Lithuania) on a weekend this July, certainly in high season. The bus I intend to take is route 384. Is it necessary to book a ticket in ...
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Moscow (DME) airport arrival 23:55. My Russian visa becomes valid at midnight

I am flying from Munich to Moscow on Lufthansa and the scheduled arrival time for my flight is at 23:55 on August 7th. However, the entry date on my Russian visa is August 8th. So I have a 5 minute ...
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Am I allowed to travel to Russia without a visa?

I have dual German/Brazilian citizenship. Brazilian citizens are allowed to travel to Russia without visas, Germans are not. If, at the border, I presented both my passports without a visa, would I be ...
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russian women asking for $2000.00 to show athorities she has enough money for her trip [duplicate]

i have met a girl online from rusia. we have been sending massages through my email address.it has now been six weeks since her first message.she uses the internet cafe. she was short $516 american ...
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Is there snow in Sochi in summer?

Looking at the World Cup location - Sochi, the temperatures are hitting 30 degrees Celsius (or like 100 F). I also know that there is a Sochi Ski resort. Does it work in the summer? Basically what ...
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Can I apply for Russian tourism visa without residence permit in China, as a foreigner?

I live in China but don't have residence permit as my visa is X2. In order to apply for Russian tourism visa from a third country, you must live there for more than 90 days with valid visa. I have ...
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Train travel in Russia between host cities during Football World Cup 2018

The Russia Federation are kindly providing free train travel between host cities for spectators with match tickets, Fan ID and Passport for this summers World Cup. I am trying to get from Volgograd ...
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Flight from France to Japan via Moscow

I have purchased a flight from France to Japan for tourism with Aeroflot and I have a transit in Moscow. It is only a 3-hour layover (my flight ticket actually only mentions PARIS-TOKYO). I just ...
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Russian train ticket for the World Cup

I'm traveling to the FIFA World Cup this summer and there was a question that came up after buying train tickets. For my USA passport I used the suffix in my name, "Jr" for Junior. But my train ...
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For FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, do I still need 6 months on my passport if I'm using Fan ID?

The passport validity in Russia must be at least 6 months after the expiry date of the visa. Is that applicable on world cup free visa or Fan ID?
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Different tickets to and from Russia

I will be travelling from Pakistan to Russia and to Egypt thereafter. I have already made a Moscow-Cairo booking on Egyptair. I recently contacted an agent to book Lahore-Moscow for me on Etihad. ...
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Applying for a German visa in Russia as a non-resident

i am a student in russia, (non-russian nationality), i want apply for a German language visa (national visa D) in the German embassy in russia to study in germany after finishing my study here(to not ...
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Are flight tickets and travel insurance required when applying for a Russian tourism visa from China as a foreigner?

I'm in China and I'm going to applying for a Russian tourism visa. According to the Russian Embassy in China, the following documents are required for the application of tourism via: Required ...
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Do I need a visa to enter Belarus if I have a visa from Russia?

I am a Cameroonian. I have a Russian visa, but I wish to stop at Belarus for a few days on my way to Russia. Will I need a separate Belarusian visa, or will the Russian visa I have permit me to spend ...
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Uber-style rideshare/taxi services in Russia?

What are my options for rideshare/taxi apps in Russia? I understand Uber is in the process of pulling out, and only covered a few of the largest cities anyway. I'm specifically interested in Irkutsk, ...