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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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Can I fill Russian documents in Latin script? [closed]

Say I want to travel to Russia on tourist visa, physically visit some Russian bank and open a new account in roubles. Let's say my name is John Doe. Do I write "John Doe" or "Джон Доу&...
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Travel to Spain full vaccinated with a Russian vaccine

How can travelers full vaccinated with a Russian vaccine travel to Spain? I see all the public information about that (https://spth.gob.es/info-pcr). That travelers should write a request to the ...
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Long distance hiking in Russia. Is it possible with a visa?

I'm have been thinking about a hiking trip to Siberia for a while. This could be a month long thing. I'm a Finnish national, and have prior experience on the environmental conditions from here, and ...
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Travel to Russia with changed Gender Identity in passport

Quote from Swiss press release: Now you can easily adjust your gender identity As of January 1, 2022, an amendment to the Civil Code will come into force. To adjust the gender and first name, a ...
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Registration in Russia

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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Travel to Russia under current conditions: Do I need a visa if I reside in country X as citizen of Y (but would not require one as citizen of Z)?

Russia has recently lifted travel bans for nationals and residents of some countries (see, e.g., here). I happen to reside in one of these countries (Germany) and as an EU citizen (Italy) ...
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Where and how does one get a COVID-19 PCR test in Abkhazia?

Several online articles from late April 2021 (such as this one) indicate that travellers re-entering Russia from Abkhazia must present a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test. Assuming that this ...
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Dual nationality - France<->Russia with ID card

I live, work and study in France. I have an internship opportunity in Russia in May. I have both nationalities. Flights: France -> Russia (May) Russia -> France (August) I have the following ...
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Are there any retrocomputing museums in the former Eastern Bloc countries?

Before the COVID thing I was travelling in Eastern Europe and after I had to give up and come home in lockdown I got into retrocomputing channels on YouTube and started doing some coding on disk and ...
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Travelling to Russia with Refugee Travel document issued in USA

I have a refugee travel document issued in the USA and need to travel to Russia. Can I apply for a Russian visa?
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Sputnik V vaccine for non-Russians

As more Russian citizens are vaccinated and the country ramps up its production, is there any possibility that Sputnik V will become available for those traveling to Russia? Or, as an alternative, ...
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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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What's special about flights SU 6496, 1883 and 1895?

According to IATA's rules on entering Russia: Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: nationals of the Russian Fed. and their family members; ... nationals and residents of ...
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Is it possible to book a non-standard Russia-Poland border crossing?

Is there any bureau or agency that can allow crossing the border from Russia to Poland on a given time outside of the standard checkpoints? My idea is sending a formal request, paying some fee and ...
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Can I travel to Russia if I hold a Switzerland L permit?

Knowing that you can travel to Russia if you are a "resident of Switzerland", is the L permit enough to be considered resident? It really is not obvious to understand what constitutes a ...
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Can a UK permanent resident with Israeli passport enter Russia?

I have a dual citizenship - British and Israeli. I'm currently studying and living in the UK. I want to go to Russia to visit my family (I have some family which I haven't seen in a while). Since ...
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Travelling from UK to Russia with Israeli passport

Are there any restrictions imposed on israeli citizents travelling to Russia from UK because of the increasing number of covid cases?
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Ride hailing options in Crimea as of summer 2020

It seems that Yandex.Taxi does not have coverage for Crimea, and I doubt Uber or Gett cover it given the complex legal situation involved. However, people have to get around. What are available ...
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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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How easy is it to get in and out of Russia by illegally crossing its border?

I'm unsure whether my question is on-topic here, but it's about travel and border crossing, so I've decided to try. I'm writing an article about Russian borders, focusing on illegal crossings in both ...
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Conflicting information about COVID-era international travel to Russia

My family (dual-US-Russian citizens) wants to travel from Chicago, US to Moscow, Russia this summer to visit our grandparents, but we have gotten very conflicting information about whether this is ...
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Can I go on a cruise from the UK to Scandinavia and St. Petersburg with a passport expiring in 4 months?

I have a passport expiring in September 2020. I will be traveling to the UK for a cruise to Scandinavia and St Petersburg in May. The cruise starts and ends in the UK. Do I need to renew my passport ...
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Travel to Kaliningrad by train with E-Visa

Since July 2019, there is an e-Visa valid for Kaliningrad, available to Austrians amongst others. The application website mentions two possible rail border crossings, one in Mamonovo and one in ...
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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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Unpaid visa fine in Russia, do I take a risk going to airport transit area in Moscow?

In August 2015 I crossed the Russian-Mongolian border with an expired visa without realizing it. The border police noticed it and made me pay ( along with a colleague in the same case) a fine of about ...
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What are the rules regarding baggage inspection during layovers?

I'm travelling from UK to Japan via Russia, and would like to take prescription medication with me without a prescription (imported legally). I've cleared it with the Japanese authorities, but noticed ...
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What to do if I overstayed my e-visa for Saint Petersburg/Leningrad Oblast

I failed to leave Saint Petersburg in time because my flight would have had to stop in Moscow, which is not allowed with the e-visa I have (see also this question). Now I'm not allowed to leave the ...
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What do I need to pay attention to when applying to an e-visa to Saint Petersburg?

I haven't found any clear information on this topic when I applied for such e-visa, and now I'm paying the price for a mistake I made. The e-visa for Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast is still ...
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Drone in Russia

Can I bring 249g drone to Russia and fly without any registration ? According my research I can, but very currious about real life experiences. Thank you
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Flying your own plane from Nome AK US to Anadyr Russia

Or to be more precise, what were they supposed to do? They flew their own Beech Bonanza from Nome, Alaska, to Anadyr, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia (in the eastern tip of the country). They ...
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Can a Russian citizen return to Russia with an expired Russian passport, without getting into trouble?

I'm sure I've read over the years about some western countries, definitely USA and perhaps some countries in Europe, or perhaps Australia, that it's your always your right as a citizen to come back to ...
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Child born in Russia needs an exit visa?

My son is born in Russia but we are not Russians I obtain an citizenship of my country and he will have the passport. Dose he need an exit visa in his passport to leave the country ? If so what it ...
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I will be using a business visa 90 days in Russia, Have anyone faced problems by custom or police about "what kind of business I'm doing?"

I will soon receive a buiness visa after one month duration is 3 months. I might sound funny, but will I get into a trouble if im not a buiness man?? I dont even have work, but I mean I have saved my ...
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Registration in Russia on a 90 days business visa

I want to ask about registration within seven days in each new city in Russia. I know there are a lot of people asking this question before but I really need more data about this. I would love to ...
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Travelling to Syktyvkar, Russia [duplicate]

Am planning to travel in Syktyvkar, Russia to meet the girl I met on a dating site. What document should I need to apply for a tourist visa? I'm currently residing here in Barcelona, Spain.
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What is the purpose of this wooden rectangular arch shaped construct in Siberia?

Between the Khobeyu/Хобею and Naroda/Народа valleys, in the Beryozovsky District, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia, about 75-80 km NNW of the nearest village Саранпауль/Saranpaul as the crow ...
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Do I need a "Travel company" to visit Russia as a tourist?

I am planning to visit Moscow this winter as a solo tourist. I am a Hungarian citizen. I booked airplane tickets myself. I was informed that I will need an invitation letter, and I think I will go ...
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Can multiple E-Visas be issued while having a valid one?

I am planning to visit Saint-Petersburg for two consecutive weekends and if possible I would like to do so using their new E-Visa system since it's free and quick to use. I know that an E-Visa is ...
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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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About Customs clearance in Vladivostok by DBSferry from Japan

A private car (TOYOTA Town Ace Van) will be transported to Vladivostok by DBS Ferry from Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, Japan to Vladivostok. The car will travel from Russia to the EU and take it ...
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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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No birth certificate to exit Russia

My mother and I have different surnames so immigration officers often ask for a birth certificate. Today I applied for my Internal Passport Of Russia. To apply, I had to hand in my birth certificate. ...
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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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For a Russian visa, do I need to disclose a driving offence?

My partner pleaded guilty to dangerous driving in 2017 and he received a ban. Does it need to be disclosed on the Russian Visa application?
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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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Refused family ticket due to not being a "family"

When visiting St. Petersburg, we bought tickets for a hop on and hop off bus. It was me, my mum and my auntie visiting. It was the official City Sightseeing company. There was a family ticket, ...
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From Myanmar or India to Europe overland

I am currently in Myanmar, soon going to India, and I have been looking at my options to go to Belgium without a plane for a while now. I have three options A) new Delhi cross wagah border into ...
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What exactly is a marshrutka (маршрутка)?

Hеllo аll, Recently I was in Nizhny Novgorod (Нижний Новгород). I spoke with some Russians and they told me that there are two types of buses in Nizhny Novgorod - "normal buses" and marshrutky (...
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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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