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  • 1. Local police & Documents

    It's always good to know what's going on. Check with local press, or better still, with locals, if there are any events scheduled for those districts you are planning to visit. For example, if Mayor...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 6. Moscow theatres going nuts

    Literally!Like many other Russians I am staying at home for these Christams holidays, and I checked up a few Moscow theatres in search of a decent and...

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  • 7. Long, long holidays

    This photo was made in summer, but it is quite possible the Red Square will be just as crowded at Christmas.Keep in mind, we have long holidays January 1 -11,...

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  • 8. Don't Get Confused By The "M"'s

    OK This isn't really a serious warning or danger, but rather an observation.I was doing my random wandering bit when I noticed the red "M" sign in pic #1 and at...

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  • 9. No problem during daytime

    There is no problem during day time, people don´t pay atention to tourist and is not dangerous at all, also outside the center.By the night it can be more...

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  • 10. Aeroexpress to Domodedovo

    I had switched to Aeroexpress train after having waited for an hour for the booked taxi to come.Now I guess I’ll switch back!I only was in the Domodedovo...

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  • 11. Aeroexpress to Sheremetyevo

    Although Aeroexpress train is a good alternative to taxi or hired vehicle with the view of costs and traffic jams, there is a hint or two to be concerned about....

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  • 12. McDonald's on exit

    Looks like McDonald's may be on the way out of the country.I've just heard in the news that four Moscow cafes got shut of the Food Regulator Agency, others may...

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  • 13. Aeroexpress – warning for low-mobility groups

    Aeroexpress has just come out with the news that they have major renovation works at Belorussian railway station (that’s to / from Sheremetyevo airport). This...

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  • 14. 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...

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  • 15. 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...

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  • 16. 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...

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  • 17. ALWAYS CARRY ADEQUATE TRAVEL INSURANCE

    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...

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  • 18. 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,...

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  • 19. 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...

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  • 20. 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...

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  • 21. 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...

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  • 22. 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...

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  • 23. 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...

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  • 24. 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...

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  • 25. 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...

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