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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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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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Russian visa registration

I'm planning on staying 6 days in Moscow, 1 day in Tver, 1 day in Velikiy Novgorod and 6 days in St. Petersburg. Moscow and St. Petersburg accommodation are hostels and the other two are apartments on ...
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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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Ticketing norms for Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen. I will travel few to Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Germany. My entry will be through Vienna and exit through Berlin. After Schengen my next destination will be ...
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Why is there a СТОП (STOP) sign along with priority signs on traffic lights in Russia?

If you drive around in Moscow you will see a plain white sign reading СТОП (STOP) attached to traffic lights at some intersections. I've also seen priority road signs (which almost makes sense) ...
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Is it necessary to book bus tickets from Gdansk to Kaliningrad in advance?

Is it necessary to book bus tickets from Gdansk to Kaliningrad in advance, or is it enough to buy tickets at the station just before the departure? If they need to be booked in advance, where would ...
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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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Russia, how to politely ask a taxi driver for seatbelts?

In Russia, what is a polite way to ask a taxi driver for a seatbelt. Most of them don't wear seatbelts and don't expect their passengers too. Is it acceptable to refuse to pay/ride the taxi for no ...
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How to use public transport in Russia with limited Russian knowledge

I will soon make a small trip around Russia and visit some larger cities in Western Russia. I will arrive by train and further plan on traveling by public transport. I have, however, no knowledge of ...
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is Invitation mandatory for Canada or Russian Federation? [closed]

How compulsory is it to have a visit invitation when applying to a nation like Canada or Russia ? I have wanted to visit either of the two, but I do not have an understanding of how the processes are ...
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Does train 006K Ukrania from Kyiv to Moscow have a dining car?

I'm booked this evening on the train mentioned in the title. We were wondering whether there would be food or drinks available - I gather there would usually be tea from the attendant, but besides ...
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Is it possible to visit Russia and never register my visa if I frequently change cities?

This summer I am planning a trip to visit Russia from the United States. I will stay in Moscow for a few days, then move to Saint Petersburg for a few more days, and finally return to Moscow and stay ...
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Can I pre-order a meal on a Russian train? How?

I have Russian railway tickets in classes 2Т and 2К. In class 2Т, there is at least some meal included in the price, I'm guessing supper (see this answer by artptr and this webpage on Types and ...
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Visa on arrival to exit airport in Russia

I will fly to Slovenia from Noibai Airport, Vietnam. I have Schengen Visa already. As I will have to transit at Moscow airport for 15 hour, I would like to apply for visa on arrival to exit the ...
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Is visiting Russia's MID required after passport renewal at embassy?

does every russian citizen living in US who renews his/her international russian passport for 10 years (get a Biometric one) at the Russian Embassy in the US, get a paper saying to show up at the ...
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As a US green card holder & Russian citizen, Do I need to fill out an exit day in the immigration card upon arrival in Russia? [closed]

I'm a Russian citizen with a US Green card planning to visit Russia, will stay at my parents home. Upon arrival in Russia everyone has to fill out an immigration card. The question is: do I need to ...
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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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What visa do I need to apply for going to Russia?

I am an Indian citizen. My final destination is Venice (Italy) through Moscow (48 hour layover) from the same airport. Travel blogs says that I don't need transit visa if I am not crossing the ...
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Why are there yellow dot stickers on the front doors of businesses in Russia?

In both Moscow and Saint Petersburg, I’ve seen many/most businesses with a yellow dot sticker on the front door. Right in the center, around 10cm or less in diameter. What does it mean and why is it ...
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Travelling Moscow - Beijing in Winter then backpacking the way down to Indonesia - Packing Advice

I will be travelling on board the Trans Siberian Railway throughout February, understandably, i'll need warm clothes & snow boots. Once I arrive to Beijing, I plan on using trains and buses to ...
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Residency Visa about to Expire and will travel to Russia soon

Im on a Non Lucrative Residency Visa for Spain while I wait for my spanish citizenship (and passport) to finally be done. I plan to go to Russia now and I want to make sure they will let me back into ...
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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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Can I bring my peanuts to Russia, or does the Russian import ban/sanctions apply to travellers personal items?

There is currently (2019-07-18) a Russian import ban on certain EU products in force. See Russian import ban on EU products, European Commission. Does this import ban apply to all circumstances, or ...
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Query regarding status Temporary Residence card holder of Georgia

I am a India Passport holder with Temporary Residence card hold of Georgia. So I would like to know if I want to visit Ukraine, Russia and Schengen countries then do I required VIsa for the entry into ...
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Do U.S. citizens need a Russian transit visa?

On a five hour layover in Moscow, changing planes but not airport, would a U.S. citizen need a transit visa?
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Ghana Passport renewal

I'm a Ghanaian student living in the Ukraine and my passport will expire in October this year, I will need to go to Russia and renew it since Ghana doesn't have embassy in Ukraine. Do I need a visa to ...
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can a 16 year old travel to Russia alone? (with both russian and us passports)

traveling by finnair, can a 16 year old travel to st. petersburg, russia alone? I have both russian and usa passports on me and last year when I traveled with my parents back to the us, we asked some ...
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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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Belarus double-entry transit visa, number of days: days there or days valid?

I'm taking a train from Germany to Russia and back. In both directions, the train is direct at least between Poland and Moscow. On the Belarus transit visa application form, question 19 is: ...
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e-Visa for Kaliningrad, TWOV at SVO possible?

for citizens of several countries it is possible to apply for a free e-Visa for the Russian region of Kaliningrad (certain restrictions apply). However most of the flights to Khrabrovo airport in ...
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Russia visa registration when staying on the move

In Russia, the host must register an alien within a week of their arrival (assuming they stay more than a week). How do independent travellers not staying in hotels at all do? Do they need to ...
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Options to travel from Moscow to Belarus and the EU on a foreign passport

I have an upcoming trip to Moscow and initially planned to continue my journey to Minsk and onwards to Vienna by train. I have a Russian visa and was planning to apply for a Belarussian one as well. I ...
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Do I need scanned copy or original invitation letter for Russian (Humanitarian) visa?

I am an Indian student born and raised in India. I am currently a research scholar. I have published some research work in Russia, I will be going to Russia for presenting the research paper. In the ...
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How to couchsurf on a visa in Russia?

I would like to couchsurf in Russia but the visa application requires me to specify where I intend to stay. What I would like to do is apply for the visa and when I get the okay I organize a ...
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Why do almost all international trains to Russia show as sold out?

Do summer trains to Russia from Poland, Germany, or France really sell out as soon as their booking opens (apparently 45 days before departure, but other sources say 60 days? I have a hard time ...
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How long does a hotel visa registration last?

I will be staying in moscow for about 3 weeks. Is it possible if I booked a hotel stay for 3 nights for the visa registration and proceed to stay in a cheaper apartment? Will my visa registration last ...
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Unaccompanied minor flying from the USA to Russia

My daughter, 15, may need to fly to Moscow, Russia from California, unaccompanied. What paperwork will she need to do this? Will she be allowed to? She speaks fluent Russian and English so that she ...
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Russian regulations for minors travelling abroad

What are the Russian regulations/form for a Russian child, aged 6 travelling abroad with mother (for several months): is father's written permission required?
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Can I bring methylated spirits camping fuel into Russia?

Apparently, methylated spirits / methyl alcohol / ethanol is very hard to find in Russia, so I am considering to bring mine on the train. According to this page (not an official source), it is ...
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Do I (US citizen) need a visa for flying OUT of Kazakhstan via Russia?

I'll be flying into Kazakhstan from Europe, and then flying from Astana to Tokyo with a stop in Novosibirsk, Russia. The Astana-Novosibirsk and Novosibirsk-Tokyo legs are on the same airline (S7) and ...
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Trekking in Russia similar to Kungsleden

I've been walking the Kungsleden in the Sweden Lapland recently and I enjoyed it very much. I'd like to try again a similar trek but this time I'd love to go to either Kamchatka or South Siberia (near ...
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Travel Europe to Russia

I have a Italian work permit validity for 5 year with Pakistani passport so I want to spend my holidays in Russia so can I travel with out visa
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Are Belavia flights out of Kaliningrad considered domestic or international

Since 2017 flights between Russia and Belarus are no longer considered domestic ones, i.e. there is passport control. As of 2019, does this apply to all Russian airports? I am planning to fly from ...
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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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About without surname Indian passport for Russia private invitation and visa

I got a private invitation from Russia, the problem is on my passport given name is Ajit pal singh and I have no surname, but my Russian invitation my name mention on surname coloum is ajitpal and ...
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Why did they cover a stamp from China with the Russian visa?

My boyfriend (Irish citizenship) just got back his passport from Russia with his tourist visa in it. But whoever stuck the visa sticker in covered his visa stamp from China (also tourist visa) from ...
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Missing middle name in travel documents

I know I do have a middle name as it is listed in my birth certificate and I have many documents from my childhood that include it (e.g. school records), it is also used for elections but it was never ...
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What kind of Visa (Russian Federation) do I need? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to Amsterdam and I have a valid Schengen Multi-Entry Visa. I have a layover in Moscow for 13 Hours and I want to explore the city during that time. Can anyone guide me what kind of Visa ...
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Change of itinerary on a Russian visa

I have a (single-entry) Russian tourist visa for an upcoming trip. I initially applied the visa for a visit to Moscow but I'm now considering to go to Kaliningrad as well (on a direct flight from ...
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First entry in a city not associated to Russian visa

I'm planning to visit Russia again, and I applied for a tourist visa for my destination (Yekaterinburg, no other destination listed in my invitation voucher). I'm now considering which fly to get to ...

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