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Guide to Russia > Travel Tips

Coming to Russia? Read the following travel tips and get prepared!

GENERAL INFORMATION

ALCOHOL
Russia has a lot more than vodka, but I still suggest the vodka.

BUSINESS HOURS
A short guide to help you always be able to buy what you want when you need it.

BUYING CDS AND DVDS IN ST PETERSBURG
Get the best stuff for the lowest price.

MEDICAL HELP
Where and how to get medical help from the basic to emergent.

MOSQUITOES
How to keep these awful pests from ruining your trip.

PUBLIC TOILETS
Some useful advice on managing the most private of public spaces.

RUSSIAN HOLIDAYS
A guide to a country that always has something to celebrate.

SHOPPING IN SOVIET-STYLE STORES
How to make the process easier and faster.

TIME ZONES
What time it is where in the country with the most time zones of any.

VOLTAGE REQUIREMENTS
Read this before you plug anything in!

WEATHER
Russia has a lot more to offer than snow and ice.

WHAT TO BRING
A short guide to help you to decide what you have to bring to Russia

USEFUL NUMBERS

MOSCOW
Who and how to call in Moscow


MONEY

MONEY AND CURRENCY EXCHANGE
Where and how to change money.

ROUBLE DENOMINATIONS
The rouble explained.

PRICES
How much things cost and how much you should pay.

FOREIGNER PRICES
It's not a discount.

TIPPING
How much is enough, and do I need to do it at all?

SAFETY

DRUGS
What is being used in Russia and why you shouldn't be using.

FALLING ICICLES
It's a real danger and one that is quite avoidable.

GYPSIES
How to cope with the Roma.

POLICE
How to properly interact with the Russian police.

RUSSIAN MAFIA
An explication of the organized crime in Russia.

SECURITY ON THE STREET
Some good advice to make your stay in St. Petersburg safe

COMMUNICATIONS

CELL PHONES
Managing your mobile

DIALLING CODES
How to dial into and out of Russia.

RUSSIAN POST
The snail mail system of Russia analyzed.

TELEPHONE AND FAX
How and where to do it.

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► RUSSIAN VISA FILE

The vital information all in one place

Types of Visas:

Tourist
Business
Others

Example Visa

Example Invitation

Russian Consulates Worldwide

Example Consulate Fees

Registration

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Other documents:

Immigration Card
Customs Declaration

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Russia



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