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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
From $220.00
 
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
From EUR640.00
 
Kremlin Small-Group Tour
"Meet your guide at Kutafia Tower at the Kremlin and get ready for an informative small-group tour.Envision the grandeur of the Grand Kremlin Palace and walk around its central courtyard visiting monuments and cathedrals. In Ivan Square see the popular Tsar Bell the world’s largest at 20 feet (6 meters) tall. Made of bronze and adorned with portraits of Tsar Alexei and Empress Anna the bell broke during casting and was never repaired. Check out the 16th-century Tsar Cannon one of the largest ever made at almost 20 feet (6 meters) long. From here view the southern exterior façade of the Senate Palace
From EUR45.00

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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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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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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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Tickets

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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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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Downtown Sites

Along the Canal Griboedova behind the Church on the Spilled Blood is the main outdoor souvenir market in St. Petersburg. All the tour buses dump out scores of tourists every hour. You have a better...
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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...
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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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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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FOREIGNER PRICES

This is something that annoyed me greatly.The foreigner price is a hangover from the good old days of INTOURIST-organised Soviet travel. At some venues, foreigners are required to pay 6 to 20 times...
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Top Hotels in 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

As ancient chronicles assert, the Red Square appeared at the end of 15th century, when Ivan III ordered to ruin all wooden buildings, surrounding the Kremlin and threatening with the fire, and to...
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Cathedrals and Churches

We had a tour of the city of St. Petersburg, and when I got back home, I found that I had taken photos of Kazan Cathedral aka (The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan) similar to the ones that my father...
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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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Voznesenskaya Church - Church of the Ascension

This church has been recently restored, and is well worth the climb up Ul. Bakunin. Look out for the enormous bell outside. The interior is decorated with frescoes. Ladies must cover their heads to...
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"What an interesting country & great architecture !"
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"Once upon a time in Russia..."
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