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Private Moscow Must-See Tour
"Itinerary:Red Square and Alexander Garden Fabulous Red Square and Alexander Garden is the focal point and a traveler's fantasy stop. Definitely got to be visited during the evening when it is incredibly lit up! See Kazan Church Historical Museum burial at the Kremlin Wall Mausoleum Senate tower Senate Spasskaya Tower
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The Armoury Chamber Early Opening Private Museum Tour
"Meet your guide in your hotel lobby in the early morning to be taken to the Kremlin - the oldest part of Moscow. Behind the Kremlin walls you will see many ancient magnificent structures such as the 15th century cathedrals the coronation the wedding and bury place of Russian rulers the bell-tower Patriach’s Palace Grand Kremlin Palace and of course the Armoury Chamber. The Armoury Chamber has a fantastic collection of insignia of Imperial power
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Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
"The smell of history is in the air! When you think about Russia there is no way Red Square and Kremlin won't pop up. The stories about Moscow are as limitless as your desire to explore. On this tour you'll explore the heart of Moscow in depth. known for its architect Postnik Yakovlev who was blinded by Ivan the Terrible in order to prevent him to duplicate this kind of beauty Lobnoye Mesto (or ""Place of the Skulls"") where big and sometimes terrible events took place Kremlin Tour The Ivan the Great Bell To which started as a royal arsenal in 1508 and nowadays consists of 9 halls with a unique collections of the Russian European and Eastern weapons jewelry and household articles of the tsars belonging to the period from the 5th to the 20th centuries. Learn a ton of fun facts on this private tour with your friendly local guide:Red Square is a result of large fire in fiftee however it was really rare because it was considered sacred and made for royal decrees The Tsar Cannon was never actually used in any war conflicts For about 100 years the Tsar Bell was in a pit The sculptor who created the Min
From $179.00

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Taxis/Transportation

I don't care how experienced you are as an international traveller, the taxis is Moscow and St. Petersburg WILL cheat you. Big time. Even the guidebooks direct you to the "taxi desk" at Sheremetyevo...
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Taxis

I had read that taxis will try to rip you off - I was ready for it and it still happened!! We had caught the free shuttle from the ferry to St Isaac's and found a taxi immediately. I had a map showing...
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Souvenir of Putin

I saw this machine but did not buy the coin of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. I noticed that it is just a coin without use and the cost was 100 rubles, or one and a half euro. On one side you see the...
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Tourist prices

Sometimes at kioks in parks (i.e. in Exhibition Centres etc.) prices for food (Schaschlik etc) are given in Rubles per 100 grams. After enjoying your meal, you will have a surprise: We paid 30 Euros...
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Museums

I suppose this message is more for people whose mother language is Russian but they are not from Russia ( like me :-) ) I just wanted to say that you need to remember that ticket price is lower for...
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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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Personal Observations

When your guide stop you from buying in a museum souvenir shop it means that she will bring you to another place where she is paid her 10-20% interest on your account. Just compare prices. Moderate...
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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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Downtown Sites

At the St Peter and Paul Fortress, you'll be given several ticket options. The "best deal" according to the admission people is to get a ticket to most of the major sights at the fortress. You're...
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Tickets

Pay big attention when queueing at the Hermitage. You will likely lose a huge amount of time in this process. The way I have purchased my tickets was very similar to the way I manage to buy football...
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Eating Out

It will be a high tickets price for the opening date but sure depend on you. Do you like to be in a crowd and see nothing but people? We like to enjoy the nature, sit down on the banch by every...
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Dating scams from Russia

I'll answer you in a few words.ALL DATING COMING FROM RUSSIA "SPONTANEUSLY", is JUST SCAM.I'm telling you this from my own experience.You may check it with google.It doesn't worth bothing, not even a...
a_team
Nov 12, 2010

Photo fees for the permanently hopeful

Just because they are willing to charge you a 'photo fee' for a Russian palace, monument, attraction or museum does not mean that you will find anything that you should photo. Especially for small...
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melosh
Oct 10, 2009

The "seventh rouble"

Due to the redenomination of the rouble on January 1, 1998 -- with one new rouble equalling 1000 old roubles -- only bills and coins from 1997 and later are accepted in Russia. Always make sure your...
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brazwhazz
Nov 23, 2007

Popular Cities in Russia

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Moscow

Gorod Moskva
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Saint Petersburg

Gorod Sankt-Peterburg
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Vladivostok

Primorskiy Kray
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Kazan'

Respublika Tatarstan
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Murmansk

Murmanskaya Oblast'
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Novosibirsk

Novosibirskaya Oblast'
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Top Hotels in Russia

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2/1 blvd, Kutuzovskiy prospekt, Moscow, 121248, Russia
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Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa 1/7, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, 191011, Russia
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13-B Karl Marx Street, Irkutsk, 664015, Russia
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9 Naberezhnaya Street, Vladivostok, Far East Russia, 690091, Russia
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Moskovskaya ulitsa 1 A, Kazan, 420202, Russia
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21 Lenin Street, Novosibirsk, Siberia, 630004, Russia
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Top Things to Do in Russia

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Red Square

If you don't have much time to explore the city take a private guided tour with a professional driver. It is 3 hours long, great for a family up to 5 people. Tour cost is fixed per group and you don't...
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Cathedrals and Churches

Popular named Catharina Church, precisely The Catholic Church of St Catherine is the oldest Catholic church in the whole country. Also, this is the only church with the title of basilica. That status...
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Men club Barsuk: strip bar

Great club if you are on a business trip in Kazan alone or in company. When I saw there was about 10 beautiful dancers. The bar is a good choice. Dancing like me). I had a nice time surrounded by...
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Yeltsin Center

I visited Yeltsin center. This is not only museum of President Boris Yeltsin, but also it is dedicated to Russia's political history from the Novgorod veche republic until the end of the 1990s. It is...
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Mamayev Kurgan

Visiting the WWII memorial complex is a must in Volgograd. The complex is called To the Heroes of the Stalingrad Battle and it is well-known all over FSU countries as Mamayev Kurgan. It attracts lots...
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Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is focal point of famous "Russian Versaille". It all begin in 1720. The Peter the Great himself work on original plan for this estate. This is the largest of all Peterhof's palaces...
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"What an interesting country & great..."
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darthmilmo

"Once upon a time in Russia..."
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"Russia - my native country"
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"Russia is my second home"
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"Sharrie's Russia Kremlin"
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