Moscow Tourist Traps

  • Ticket prices at the Kremlin
    Ticket prices at the Kremlin
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  • Taxis/Transportation
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  • Stary Arbat
    Stary Arbat
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  • 1. Tourist prices

    Russia still has a sort of dual-pricing system, according to which foreigners are charged often 3 to 10 times more at theatres, museums or sights than Russian citizens. This price system is a relic...

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  • 2. Taxis/Transportation

    Before I was planning my trip to Moscow I consulted some of my Ukranina friends about taxi services there, and all of them advised to find at first a Russian-speaking friend who can meet me at the...

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  • 3. Old Arbat Street

    I personnaly would avoid shopping here, Its a haven for Pickpockets and I dont think there are any bargains to be had Keep your valubles well hidden and just join in the fun, Dont barter for something...

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  • 4. Shopping/Souvenirs

    Prices of everything are quite high, don't expect a real bargain, but the market could be called cheap if we compare it to Duty Free at Moscow airports. Take a lot of money with you, but put it safely...

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  • 5. Money

    You will pay high prices from everything to coffee to meals. If you are hungry in red square buy an ice cream from a local vendor and eat elsewhere. Sit in the park area and enjoy the people. Also,...

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  • 6. please avoid Taganskaya place

    i guess i'm not the first and wont be the last one to warn about dangers on moscow's streets, drivers are impolite, rude and sometimes even blind. if you dont...

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  • 7. Don't buy caviar in the streets!

    In Moscow there are men selling caviar in the streets but beware because it's a fake caviar. The cans look a lot like the real ones but they aren't and you will...

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  • 8. Moscow hooligan broke the Tsar Bell

    Mummy , mummy , mum ! I did nothing , just kicked it...I didn`t know that it tumble down and a piece fall off..!Please forgive me , mum , don`t scold...May be...

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  • 9. Lenin's Tomb

    If there is one tourist attraction that needs to go, it is Lenin's tomb. Also, although he is considered a hero to some because he won the war, Stalin was a...

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  • 10. L'ambassade de France

    Ambassade de France en RussieBolchaia Iakimanka 45 - 117049 MoscouTél. 236.00.03 - Fax 237.19.56. Consulat de France (ouvert au public t.l.j. de 9h. à 12h....

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  • 11. The Kremlin and Lenin's Tomb

    Before anyone gets too upset with me, I'm also going to list these as General tips. Just, when you go there, be prepared for some very long lines. You will wait...

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  • 12. Moscow IS a tourist trap!

    Stay away from Moscow! I cannot stress this enough. You may notice some positive comments on other parts of my page, but I'm really scraping the bottom of the...

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  • 13. Russian fast food in Moscow

    You may be curious to try Russkoye Bistro or Russian Bistro, Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's answer to McDonald's. RESIST TEMPTATION. Yes, it's Russian fast food. Yes,...

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  • 14. Kind of sad amusement park

    Gorky Park has seen better days. The rides look on the edge of colapse, the weeds have grown high, its just kinda sad. There is one ride where they strap a...

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  • 15. METRO

    You will be impressed: it is the most beautiful metro I have never seen in my life!But take care: everything is in Russian (cyrilic alphabet) and there are no...

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  • 16. Kremlin 'photo' ticket

    OK, so you have decided to go to the Kremlin. Fair enough, I can't blame you - I went myself. What I didn't realise is the rip-off that you have to buy a ticket...

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  • 17. Beware of drunken people...

    Beware of drunken people generally and specially around the Kremlin. They speak english and ask, if they can help you. Once you talk to them, you never get rid...

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  • 18. Try not to get into trouble...

    Try not to get into trouble with the police or any other uniformed profession. Somehow a uniform means that everyone else is beneath you and you are always...

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  • 19. McDonalds - sitting outside of...

    McDonalds - sitting outside of what was Moscows first McDonalds we saw quite a few drug dealers and unsavoury characters lurking. Fortunately I didn't have any...

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  • 20. If you are an independent...

    If you are an independent traveller, always carry your passport on your person. The Moscow militia have been cracking down big time on any foreigner looking...

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  • 21. Its not the case that you have...

    Its not the case that you have to go through a Visa agency to get your Russia visa! I should know!! I got two form the embassy in Geneva and then Edinburghh...

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  • 22. While its painfully obvious...

    While its painfully obvious that there is a basic inability to master the concepts of supply/demand/marketing in Russia, it is also obvious that raw capitalism...

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  • 23. Be warned that in many of the...

    Be warned that in many of the hotels of Moscow legalised prostitution takes place. It can be a bit of a shock if you are not expecting it. If you make it clear...

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  • 24. When you walk you can meet...

    When you walk you can meet often group of people with beer or vodka bottles in every moment of the day and of anyage. They aren't dangerous, obviously if you...

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