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Issuing authority of passport is only written in Cyrillic script. How to fill it into a Schengen visa application?

I see no reason why you should depart from general transliteration table of Russian. According to all standards, С is transliterated into S, so it will be FMS 25011 And also space between organ ...
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In which countries is Russian useful for anglophone tourists?

For an English-speaking person, Russian is extremely useful in every former member of the Soviet Union, with the possible exception of the Baltic countries where English knowledge is not so bad. ...
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In which countries is Russian useful for anglophone tourists?

When I visited in 2010 I found that this was the case in the Republic of Georgia. When I visited it was nearly impossible to find anyone who understood even basic english words. Even our guides had ...
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In which countries is Russian useful for anglophone tourists?

In Israel, Russian can be quite helpful. Most of the population speaks English more or less, but a significant part of lthe population are immigrants from Russia and other ex-USSR countries, who ...
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How much Russian do I need to know for travelling within Russia?

I traveled 8000 km through Russia this summer mostly avoiding cities. I speak no russian at all and had even trouble remembering "hello", "thanks", and "goodbye" in russian. Besides a border guard ...
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In which countries is Russian useful for anglophone tourists?

I am native Polish, I speak fluent English and I was pretty much surprised to have had problems with communicating with people in Turkey. In tourist areas, all signs and attractions are very Russian-...
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How much Russian do I need to know for travelling within Russia?

I visited Russia solo last year. I didn't know any Russian (nor any languages of the neighbouring countries), not even basic words, apart from the few picked up in the research needed (e.g. автобус), ...
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How much Russian do I need to know for travelling within Russia?

I spent 10 days in Moscow. In the touristic area's, you can expect to find people who speak english. However, I visited many different regions in Moscow. Once you start leaving the main touristic ...
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Visa requirements to Croatia for Russian citizens

Yes, VFS Global handles the visa to Croatia in Russia. The only thing is that you cannot stay there for more than 90 days. The website clearly states: Visa Fees waived categories Members of the ...
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