Moscow Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Local police & Documents

    Civilised parking is 60 - 80 roubles/hour within the Garden Ring; you can enjoy old free ways outside it - so far. If you fail to use one of the many ways of payment developed by our inventive mayor,...

  • 2. Money & Exchange

    As I arrived at airport, I went straight to the exchange office to exchange some money - euros to rubles. By location, I thought that the closest exchange office is the most secure one - and police is...

  • 3. Pickpocketers, etc.

    Men may approach you wanting to take you out to the clubs and introduce you to women or have women they can set up for you. Some want to rob you or use you for money while others just want to provide...

  • 4. Traffic & Crossing

    Moscow's traffic is a nightmare. It looks like nobody really cares about speed limits or traffic rules. Cars drive at almost full speed in the city centre, especially on the multi-lane bridges over...

  • 5. Language

    Russia is very proud of its heritage and nowhere is that more clear than Moscow, it's biggest town. Almost everything is in Russian. No problems for me, a Russian speaker, but some potential problems...

  • 6. No climate, just bad weather

    It’s mid-April 2011, for God’s sake, and it snows cats and dogs! And atmospheric pressure 713 mm, all-time record.No wonder Yuri Gagarin chose to seek escape in...

  • 7. New Russian Toilet

    Some three – four years ago the city authorities promised to introduce a ‘new generation’ public toilet -et voilà! They were immediately nicknamed ‘golden...

  • 8. Moveable feasts

    No wonder Old Hem was so popular in the old Soviet Union, you will hardly ever bump into a ‘moveable feast’ elsewhere, while here they come in legions!Watch...


    TRAVEL INSURANCE .. One of the first things that I organise when getting ready for a trip is " Travel Insurance" I usually include a few different clauses that...

  • 10. Days of going wild

    ‘Days of’ should really be ‘days off’ for anyone who is not into mass folly. We have ‘Days of’ for practically any trade and profession – doctors, postmen,...

  • 11. stray cat strut

    That cute little kitten you see on the street may not be very clean. That friendly dog looking for a few hand-outs with his big, begging eyes may be more than...

  • 12. Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

    Let me start by saying that Moscow is full of dogs. Lots and lots of stray dogs, for that matter and lots of lovely white fluffy snow. Incidentally, I should...

  • 13. Toothache

    If you need help go to "Zdorovoe pokolenie" (Lesteva st, metro Shabolovskaya). The best service for whole family (better than in Canada) with a reasonable...

  • 14. Moscow weather -winter

    Last few years Moscow's winters were more as european than as russian but sometimes weather remains you where you are :) This winter (2010-2011) present us some...

  • 15. Paratroopers

    :) 02 Aug every year paratroopers selebraite theire day... Sometime they are "a little bit" drunk, sometimes - "a little bit" agressive... Be carefull and don't...

  • 16. Very DAREing guests of the country

    The market economy surely liberates the creative energy of an individual.Shut behind the Iron Curtain, we used to have a very airbrushed image of the outer...

  • 17. Internet: Be careful with Western Newspaper/Radio

    If you want to have good access to your Emails, better take care not to read Western newspaper by Internet. I read German Spiegel in a hostel, and on next...

  • 18. Poplar flyer warning from a local

    It seems nobody mentioned here about flyer, I mean poplar blossoms since the end of May and till mid-July. It looks very beautiful and funny, when you walk...

  • 19. Public bathrooms

    Your worst choice is narrow blue stalls; one stall is usually occupied by the cashier, entrance 10 roubles (mind the inflation!). Railway stations and airports...

  • 20. Carry your passport with you all the time!

    You can be stopped by a police even when you are just walking on the street. They will ask for your passport. Make sure you have a registration (the hotel will...

  • 21. Cruise Ship Excursions

    Most days, the cruise ship will offer at least two excursions: at trip to the Kremlin, St. Petersburg by Night, the ballet and much more. Most of these cost at...

  • 22. Personal "Adventure"

    Just a very personal 'adventure': the day before we visited, there was a bomb attack in this shopping center in Moscow with 21 people injured. It is the (truly...

  • 23. Black widows

    As with many cities in the world, international terrorism is a threat in Moscow. On February 6, 2004 a bomb explosion in a subway car near the Avtozavodskaya...

  • 24. Don't forget your car

    Don't leave your car for too long in winter time or else you may have to wait till spring to use it again. I wonder whether this car will actually start up ever...

  • 25. Don't fall in love with this guy!

    This is a friendly fellow coming to our office window for a treat! Not all the dogs in Moscow are such cuties, sometimes you can get confronted with whole packs...

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