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To avoid any trouble with taxis, you can use the Aeroexpress train. It will get you to the city centre for ~8$ (500 RUB). You can use wireless payment options at the automatic gates: PayPass, PayWave, etc. It departs every half an hour for most of the day. The other two Moscow airports also have an Aeroexpress, with the exception of ZIA. If you plan to use ...


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No. This happened to me when I was in Moscow a few weeks ago and overestimated how much I had left on my Troika card. The red light on the turnstile lit up and the screen displayed a message informing me that I didn’t have enough balance. The turnstile did not activate to let me through until I went to the machine and topped up.


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First of all, ignore the people that run up to you when you get out of arrivals. They can see you are not a local and will charge you 4 times the price. Never pay more than 1250 ₽ for a taxi to the Red Square. You can order a taxi from the Yandex taxi stand (Uber equivalent), located in each terminal at the arrivals section. This is open 24/7. They may ask ...


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The main concern you must be aware of for such tours is that you have to get details before booking it. The laws regarding such weapon are very strict here in Russia, and such shooting is allowed to take place only in shooting clubs and polygons. Quite popular tour you've linked is all about shooting in specific place (shooting club), with no outdoor ...


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It's called SAPSAN, there are 7 trains in both directions Saint-Petersburg > Moscow and Moscow > Saint-Petersburg. Here is link to schedules (Google Translate) Prices are here (translation). There are business and economy class tickets available. The average journey is no longer than 4 hours in one direction. All trains serve every day except train 154 (...


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No, there are no such districts in either Moscow or St. Petersburg as of 2016. Prostitution is illegal in Russia and locations which become too well-known to the public are frequently raided and shut-down. Obviously prostitution still exists, but it's not centered in any particular street or district. There are many websites online dedicated to reviews of ...


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There is no exit visa required to leave Russia, so if you have no outstanding legal actions against you, there is no reason that Russian border patrol or Customs will stop you on exit especially to show sufficient funds for the destination.


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Regarding interactions with Russian citizens, I would not expect significant increase in hostility. Most people believe that US meddles in Russian and/or Ukrainian affairs more than it should, but this sentiment is generally directed at government, not at common Americans. Should you somehow be dragged into discussion of current events, your optimal position ...


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I have been to night clubs in Moscow, although last time a few years ago, so this relates to my own experience. Note that Russian is one of my native languages, therefore I didn't have to deal with the language problem (although I am not native Russian). It's often very difficult to get into very "high class" clubs, although not impossible. If you don't ...


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There's a huge list of places where smoking is currently banned: public transport, local and nationwide, train stations, 15m area around local transport stations medical and rehab institutions sport venues public offices shops restaurants, bars, cafes various public places: educational facilities, entertainment centres etc. According to Wikipedia, all the ...


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First of all, according to the Constitution of the RF article 27.2 every citizen have the right to leave the RF and return to the RF. However, Russian Law specifies the ways when this constitutional right may be temporarily limited 114-FZ from Aug15 1996 per article 15 of the same law. These are: having secret clearance having been drafted being a suspect ...


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The answer depends on your citizenzship. Assuming that you need a visa to ordinarily visit Russia, you would also need a visa to leave the airport. Relevant excerpt from the Sheremetyevo airport website (fairly certain you're traveling through that given your information) В ожидании стыковочного рейса иностранные граждане могут находиться в аэропорту ...


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Apparently, a russian internal passport is needed to get a vaccine. (A passport in Russia can mean two separate documents: an internal passport, used as the main person ID inside Russia, and which naturally proves your Russian citizenship, and a foreign-travel passport where you get your visas to. When someone says simply "passport", they usually ...


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Like with many other countries, you can look to your State Department for travel advice for you and your fellow citizens. In the case of Russia, the US has indeed issued a Travel Alert. It's wise to remember, however, that they tend to be overcautious - if something - anything were to go wrong, and they hadn't alerted the people, there would be outcry. So ...


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The good news first - Delta do "interline" bags with Aeroflot, so she will be able to check the bags all the way through to Moscow. If the two flights are booked on the one ticket this should happen automatically. If they are on different tickets, then you will need to show a printout of the e-ticket when checking in with Delta. Either way, be sure to ...


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Medium-sized food chain shops are open from 10:00 till 22:00. Smaller shops are often 24H. Malls close as early as 20:00 (and might open later). Note that in Russia, you can't buy booze after 21:00 ~ 23:00 (varies per region) even if shop is open. Sometimes you can buy something unofficially (don't count on this, especially in Moscow). In Theatres, ...


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I understand that your choice in Moscow is basically Gett, or Yandex-Uber joint. I think you need a specific app for your smartphone, stock Uber app will likely not work. Yandex has Minivan, not so sure about Gett. Mind that you need data connectivity on your smartphone to use either one. I remember that you are traveling with children. Please note that ...


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I suggest this route - Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod (very old and beautiful city, temples, architecture, museums), Kazan (one of the oldest cities in Russia. Recommend to visit the Kazan Kremlin, Kul-Sharif), Ufa (great culture and good people, rich Bashkir national cuisine. One of the best honey in the world produce here. And in this city I live.))) help you to ...


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Maybe an obvious question, but have you looked at doing the Trans-Siberian Express instead of going back and forth to Moscow? You could land in Moscow, catch the TSE to Vladivostok and fly back from there to Iran. Train travel time for that particular version is I believe 6 days. As far as things to see in Siberia -- Lake Baikal is what immediately ...


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As @HeidelBerGensis have said: "Unless you have gorilla level hairy legs" noone really cares. But if there is still a question you can watch a few videos, like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDRuP3NyuTA You can see a few guys wearing shorts.


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No you can’t. There is no such relaxation provided by either Ukraine or Russia. You need to obtain a visa Entry regime to Ukraine for foreign citizens Russian Embassy in Pakistan


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There should be no problems, unless you're on a Ukrainian passport, according to the Russian in my team here. Even then it should be fine, you may just experience some questions on your reason for your trip. Of course, as you're just continuing on to Europe, you're going to get very little attention. In terms of the city, it's far from Ukraine and the ...


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Definitely not the platzkart! I'm serious, you'll never get a calm trip if you are in there. Platzkart has additional side places across the train, so it's up to 52 people there in a car compared with 4 * 9 = 36 people in kupe car. Also, if you have an upper place (the even one), you simply can go upstairs, and rest for whole trip (yes, there is a ...


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Google streetview shows the wall segment here: Source: google maps An aerial view of the location: Source: google maps It can be seen that there is no gating or railings and the wall segment is on a public road with legal parking: Source: google maps Question: Is this area of the park accessible at night? [I]s a visitor likely to be ...


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Yes, it does exists :) As I can say, night life in Moscow is much more glamourous, rather than in Saint-Petersburg there are a lot of small clubs, each with a small dance hall (there are big ones also, but not in such number as in Moscow). Many of them are located across Nevsky prospekt, so pick and go there :) One should note that the right company will ...


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There is a law that prohibits smoking "в помещениях, предназначенных для предоставления ... услуг ... общественного питания". This prohibits smoking on indoor areas of restaurants, bars, etc ("помещение" means indoor premises). Smoking on outdoor terraces of restaurants is generally not prohibited, and many restaurants allow it (same for cafes, bars, etc.) ...


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No, unfortunately you don't have that option. But remember that you can go through the turnstile on right or on the left and use your bank card if it allows contactless payments. It will cost you 42 rubles, which is slightly more, but not as much as buying a single ticket for 55 rubles. In general, you should be trying to use Troika as much as possible ...


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Not the answer you're looking for, but trying to get a selfie with a wild moose (elk) is a really bad idea. Moose are very large animals with fearsome antlers, and they will charge if you get too close and they feel threatened, particularly if they have calves to defend. And unfortunately, moose that have ended up in urban areas tend to be distressed and ...


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As I understood from your original question, you think that you can't use a train because of lack of the Belarus visa, but you can get the transit Belarus visa, and with it you can get to the Moscow in 18 hours! with train Warshaw - Moscow (in Russian, live timetable in English can be found here). If this is still not an option for you, why bothering ...


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Use the Banki.ru website to find the best EUR exchange rate in the city (Google Translate works great for Russian): As of today, PromRegion Bank has the best rates.


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