Travelling to Russia

With a little knowledge it is always easier to travel and enjoy your vacation. When you go to such a country as Russia, you will need a lot of knowledge in order to have a safe and exciting trip. The differences in culture and everyday life are sometimes shocking. So read our useful articles about different types of Russian visas; travel safety tips; renting cars and travelling by trains; and places to see and visit in Russia.

The Russian Federation is now more open to foreigners than ever. Let me highlight three main reasons which, as I believe, motivate most foreigners to go to Russia:

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There are several things to consider when you try to choose the best time for traveling to Russia:

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If you need to get a visa to Russia for leisure or business, read this little guide first to avoid some common mistakes.

Citizens of most European countries, the U.S.,...

Maximum Stay: With a Russian Tourist visa one can stay in Russian no longer than 1 month.

Number of Entries...

Maximum Stay: up to 3 months.

Number of Entries: 1 or 2.

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Maximum Stay: up to 1 year.

Number of Entries: 1-2, or multiple.

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Maximum Stay: as long as classes require.

Number of Entries: 1-2, or multiple.

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When it comes to traveling by trains Russia probably has the largest train system for that. Nowadays most people travel by train in Russia. Here is why:

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Let's talk about renting a car in Russia. There is some information a foreigner should know before even going to Russia. When it comes to choosing a good car rental Russia is still a little behind most...

Russian roads can be an entirely new subject for a foreigner. Let's talk about some main problems on Russian roads that may affect a traveller who comes to Russia.

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If you are not familiar with Russian way of life, there may be several things that will surprise you if you have to stay in Russian hotels, particularly in Moscow, some day. So, a little advice will always do...

Knowing Russian measurements and standards is important when you come to Russia because they appear on signs, boards, in stores and markets.

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Any traveler that goes to Russia will need roubles (рубль, рубли) – Russian money. Now you can pay for anything only with roubles in Russia. In the 1990-s there was a period of time after the Soviet Union...

There are many surprising things that tourists can experience in modern Russia, especially in winter. It is not only a cold blast of the arctic wind, children eating ice-cream and riding bikes in bitter frost,...

There is one place of interest which is available for tourists almost in all Russian cities of the European (western) part of Russia. It is a Military Park.

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When you travel in Russia, you should remember that this is a country that has its own set of survival rules for proper behavior and conduct in public. It is important to follow these rules, if you want your...

There are three international airports in Moscow: Domodedovo (DME), ...

Taxis in Moscow are expensive for the living standards of most local people. Taxi prices in other Russian cities are much lower, but the living standards are lower too. Because of high prices for taxis and...

In general it is easy to spend money for shopping in Russia, not only in its capital, but in any other city. It seems like stops are scattered all around Russian cities. For example, as opposed to the U.S.A.,...

If you are going to travel in Russia and you are interested to buy souvenirs from this country, there is a great variety of Russian symbols and handicrafts in Russian souvenirs stores nowadays. Here is just a...

In most Russian cities and towns people like shopping at market places. Russian markets may represent a whole new culture of Russia, unknown to a foreigner. In some smaller towns or villages the traditional...

When you come to Russia for the first time, certain behavioral tendencies of Russian people may not be appealing to you. First of all, most Russians always have a serious expression on their face. When you see...