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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 11, 2016
How doable is this on 3,5 days?  (11 Answers)

My "short list" goes like this:

Red Sqare with Lenin Mausoleum

Kremlin including the Armoury, Assumption and Annunciation Chatedrals,Patriarch Chatedral

Lublianka KGB HQ

St Basil Chatedral

Gorky Park

State History museum

The armed forces WWII museum

Gorky'S house,

Pushkin house

Caricino estate

Kolomonskoe Estate

Resurrection gate

Tolstoy house

Metro

Those are my absolute must! Is ist too much? Or too little..

plan to get troika for tabling around the one which covers all modes of transport.

What are my chances of seeing all of them?
I am arriving in the Hotel around 15:00 which gives me about an hour or two for daylight sightseeing, so I always thinking hitting Red Sqare and Lenin Mausoleum while is daylight., maybe Matareshka Mall after that for few hrs to do so shopping and have that done and dusted.so I have Tue,Wed, Thu for the rest of the list.
Any Input apriciated.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2016
Mini VT meet  (5 Answers)

 I will be in the city from 12-16 to attend opera. I will be free on 13th ( Tuesday/Вторник) so please join me in Matreshka Hotel restaurant for chat, coffee, vodka or blini. I would love to hear from the Moscow VT contingent. If you are free, I will be in the hotel restaurant from 18:30 I posted on meeting page so please sign here

See you soon

P.S posted across to the Misc section too


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2016
Few shopping questions  (5 Answers)

Next week I am in Moscow and I would like to find few things to bring back home from Moscow

-military surplus shop, to by the " partisan " hat with the red sickle and hammer star ( old USSR style one) also one of those furry winter hats with red star and ear covering

-any hobby shop where I can buy some beads for jewellery crafting

-shop to buy good quality Yantar/Kilibar/Amber for a decent price  and what to expect to pay for it-shop to buy one of those beautiful shawls with lots of flowers part of the folk dress of Russia also what sort of price I expect to pay.

I am staying in the center near Kremlin, but don't mind travelling to other parts of town for good buy.

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2016
Troika Public Transport ticket  (3 Answers)

I keep reading on the 3 day city transportation ticket but I get bit confused. Is Troika valid on the express train from Domodedyevo to the center?
I am arriving mid day on Monday 12th Dec and leave mid morning on 16th
I know the express ticket cost around €9 each way and Troika cost 420Ruble for 3 days. Trying to find best financially favourable ticket for sightseeing.
Any advice you can share? Many thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 28, 2016
Basilika Prekrasnaya  (8 Answers)

I will be in Moscow shortly and would like to get book of Ruski Skaski(sp?) with Vasilisa Prekrasnaya and Baba Yaga but has to be in English. Can you guys suggest place I can buy it. And can you suggest which edition with good translation?
I grown up with those stories and I would like to get it for my little girl. Any suggestions?
I am staying in the center next to Kremlin so I will be centrally located. Thank you xxx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 20, 2016
SVO Transit Terminal D to F  (3 Answers)

Hi All,

I am travelling from US to India via Russia (SVO airport). I have a connecting flight from terminal F of SVO airport. The layover time is of 3hrs. Just wanted to check like how much time it takes to reach Terminal F from Terminal D. I have got an Indian passport and flying through aeroflot.

Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 20, 2016
Day (half day) trip out of town  (15 Answers)

I will be in Moscow from 12-16th of December attending concert in Kremlin.(14th in the evening)
I already have list of things to see in town while I am there.
I arrive on the 12th mid afternoon and departing the city at noon on Friday, so I only have 3 full days and afternoon on the 12th.
I was wondering how feasible is to have day trip ( or even half day) out of the city and what you suggest is best choice for this trip?
I know you can spend month in Moscow and not see everything, but I thought something different for fleeting visit.
I love history and anything is OK, very much love soviet times and something to take me back to my growing up in Socialist society will be great.
I am also very big fan of Russian Classics and visit to something connected to Tolstoy, Pushkin, Esenin or Gorki is also something I would love to experiance.
Any suggestions?
Thank you in advance.
Best V


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2016
Best way to travel from Moscow to St. Petersburgh  (10 Answers)

My wife and I wish to travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg in August.
We are travelling to Moscow on the Tolstoy Express from Helsinki and wondered if we should use the train again and if so which one of the two choices, Express or Overnight or, to make a change, to fly.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2016
Questions about if buses are available and train reservations.  (12 Answers)

I am retired Senior trying to travel first time in Russia. I am not sure if buses are available from Velkey Novgorod to Sergi Posad, and to other cities in Golden Ring.I also want to know how to arrange for TransSiberian ticket from Yekateribury to Irkutsk.

Moscow (July 11,12,13,14) wants to travel by Double Decker fast train to St.Petersburg.

St.Petersburg (July 14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21) .....prefer Bus to Veilky Novogorod

Veilky Novogorod ( 22,23,24,25)..................prefer by bus to Sergiy Posad

Sergiy Posad (July26,27,28) ......................prefer by bus to Yaraslov

Yaraslov (July 28,29.30)...............................prefer bus to Kostroma

Kostroms (July30,31 Aug 1)..........................prefer bus to Suzdal

Suzdal (Aug1,2,3).........................................prefer by bus to Vladmir

Vladmir(Aug 3,4,5).......................................prefer by bus to Kazan

Kazan(Aug 6,7,8).........................................prefer bus to Yekaterinberg

Yekaterinberg(Aug.10,11,12,13)...................prefer Trans-Siberian train to Irktusk.

I hope you can tell me if 1.buses are available where needed and if I can wait for Siberian train when I arrive there.

Thank you .


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 31, 2016
Tell me, where can have fun in the evening in Moscow.  (3 Answers)

Hello. We plan with the guys (five of us), in early July to fly to Moscow on 8 days.
All day we have something to activities in the evening to do nothing.
Tell me, where can have fun in the evening in Moscow. I'd like to see Moscow at night.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2016
Moscow airport to city center!  (9 Answers)

Hi,
I will get to the airport of Lisbon ace 11.30h!
What is the best and most secure way to reach the hotel from the airport Moscovo- Demododvo?
And how much?
I'll be five days, it is possible to visit also St. Petersburg?
Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2016
where to go in Moscow?  (3 Answers)

Hello. We plan with the guys (five of us), in early July to fly to Moscow on 8 days.  All day we have something to activities in the evening to do nothing. Tell me, where can have fun in the evening in Moscow. I'd like to see Moscow at night.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2016
Express train from Moscow,Irkutsk,Ulaanbaatar to Bejing  (15 Answers)

I am planning to travel by above express train for the first time from and thereafter visit a few countries before returning. I hope to stay at each place for a few days and take side trips.I am senior from USA. I like to have your input regarding visas and if return tickets are needed not knowing when & where I shall be returning from.
I want to thank you in advance for any input you have.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 20, 2015
Do i need a transit visa  (3 Answers)

I'll be traveling from Los angeles to zurich via moscow (svo) my connecting flight is 3h55m and i need to transfer from terminal D to F and my return flight i stop over in moscow for 10 hours do i need a transit visa just to transfer from terminal D to F ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 18, 2015
How to get to Russia?  (8 Answers)

I'm interested in traveling to Russia but have read you must be part of a tour. I have looked into tours and they are all really expensive. Is it true you have to be part of a tour to get into Russia and if so, where do you find cheap tours... just to get in?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2015
Train distances?  (7 Answers)

We recently traveled from our hometown Gouda in The Netherlands by train to Moscow, and from there by Trans-Siberian/Trans-Mongolian to Beijing. For our route to Moscow we would like to know the distance traveled. Our route has been: Gouda - Utrecht (NL) - Oberhausen (GER) - EuroNight train "Jan Kiepura" to Warsaw - Minsk - Moscow-Belorusskaya. We would appreciate if anyone could inform us about the distances traveled (or at least part of it). The distance from Moscow via Ulaanbaatar to Beijing is known to us thanks to the "Trans-Siberian Handbook". Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2015
Lenin Mausoleum  (6 Answers)

Is it Open on Sundays?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2015
Red Square and Kremlin Area  (6 Answers)

I am a little confused as to how to best utilize my time in the Red Square Kremlin area. I gather the must see places there are

1. St. Basil Church
2. Lenin mausoleum
3. Kremlin Armoury
4. Diamond Fund
5. Bell Tower
6. Alexandria Garden
7. State Historical Museum

Can all be covered in one day?. Any suggestions since it appears to be a pretty large area. Also tips on purchase of entry tickets.It shall be a weekend.

Regards,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2015
Best Currency  (7 Answers)

Which currency is best to carry in Russia?
Please mention areas where credit or debit cards may not be accepted. Also which is best place to exchange money?

Regards,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2015
Metro Rail  (13 Answers)

I understand that most of the signs on Moscow Metro are in Russian. What is the best way to go around for a person who speaks and understand only English?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2015
Moscow in September  (6 Answers)

Hi everybody! I and my sister are going to Moscow next month. Please, advise where to go and what to do in Moscow in September?

Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2015
Buying a fur in Moscow  (5 Answers)

I will be taking a river cruise in September 2015 and I would like to buy a fur coat. I am interested in a full or 3/4 length karakul or Persian lamb. Tailoring is important to me as well as quality fur. Do you recommend a reliable merchant and what should I be willing to pay?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2015
Good snow boots for walking around the city  (5 Answers)

I'm going to Moscow for the first time next year in February and need some cold weather, walking on icy streets, snow boots. I'm unsure whether I should buy boots there or try and get something here at home. I live in Australia and there isn't much need for these type of boots, so the selection isn't great. Does anyone have any suggestions where would be the best place to buy them. This is the first leg of my trip so don't want to blow the budget at the start.
Thanks AngieBeachBum


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2015
Watching football in Moscow  (3 Answers)

I am visiting Moscow at the end of August, and am interested in attending a football match while there. CSKA are at home to Anzhi on the Saturday night I am there; and Lokomotiv are at home to Krasnodar on the Sunday lunchtime. Russian football gets a lot of negative publicity here in the UK due to crowd trouble and racism - is it safe for foreign tourists to visit these matches? Which would be better? And which section of the stadium would be best/safest?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2015
visiting moscow & st petersburg in december-january  (7 Answers)

i want to know how difficult would it be to travel round moscow & st petersburg in december & january. my (loose) plan is to stay a week at each place just to look around and soak up the culture and feeling of the cities and surrounding areas. Are there many festive things happening around this time ie like the europe xmas markets.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2015
Travel from Moscow to Alabuga  (7 Answers)

Are there flights from Moscow to Alabuga? Do the airlines conform to European standards? Is there a train I could take? Any help with this travel will be gratefully received!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 11, 2015
Moscow - Colombo Direct Flights  (2 Answers)

Srilankan Airlines used to fly between these two cities non-stop.
I don't find these flights any more. At least in my favorite search websites.
Are there still direct flights?
If yes, which airlines offer them?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2015
Passport control  (7 Answers)

We have just travelled from Lithuania to Moscow via Minsk.
We had an early morning train to Minsk, spent all day there (great place) then caught a late overnight train to Moscow.
On the train to Minsk we went through passport control at Vilnius station then had passports checked and stamped on train at Belarus border, along with immigration card.
Went to sleep on night train (Minsk to Moscow) and woke up in Moscow. So no passport control from Belarus to Russia. Is this correct? We have no stamp on the visa/passport saying we entered Russia.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2015
Aeroflot business class - opinions?  (3 Answers)

I will be flying from HCMC Vietnam to London Heathrow this month. Does anyone have info or opinions about Aeroflot business class please?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 10, 2015
swimming pool  (5 Answers)

Hello all
I have read that if a foreigner wants to go swimming in public baths they will need russian doctors certificate...
is this still the case in 2015?, also if i wanted to use pool in hotel or visit russian banya would they also want a certificate of health?
thanks for any help in this matter.
gargoylesrus



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