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Gold Fountains  !!!, Peterhof, Russian Federation travel blog

Gold Fountains !!!

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... one, even at the airport, bus, train station knows any English. When I ask them, do you understand English politely in Russian, they automatically says no and respond in Russian.  My few Russian words and knowing the Cryillic alphabets did get me a ...

Day 3, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Day 3

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... meant Russia! We'd already got our Russian visas checked out at the Poland-Belarus border so there were no such formalities here. A Russian Officer came and stood outside our cabin for an age, I wondered whether he wanted to see my passport, but as we ...

The Curse Of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The Curse Of St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... So we left it. We went back to the hostel and asked the very helpful girl there if she would write us a note, in Russian, explaining exactly what we wanted. Basically the next available night train to Moscow. So we went back to the station (about an ...

From Russia with love, Listvyanka, Russian Federation travel blog

From Russia with love

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... off us from the minute we walked in and had a very unhappy constipated look on his face. He was dressed in the typical wealthy Russian style of a tight fitting designer t-shirt with the brand name printed all over the t-shit and black trousers. He must of ...

I'm on the Train!!, In Transit, Russian Federation travel blog

I'm on the Train!!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... enjoyed our private 1st class 2 berth compartment (see photos) - a bit like the train to Hogwarts in Harry Potter! Enjoyed Russian Champagne (2 GBP) and caviar (80p - a bit cheap and nasty though!) and many of the other provisions we bought for the ...

Irkutsk and Lake Baikal, Listyvanka, Russia travel blog

Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

A travel blog entry by irax

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... in Siberia, but that doesn't mean that it's big. Our city tour lasted all of two hours, some of which involved looking inside more Russian Orthadox churches and then the bulk of it was a walk down the Angara River. We did pass a pretty cool statue of Yuri ...

Our first 3rd class train journey, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Our first 3rd class train journey

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... stuck with her whilst Andrew pretended to sleep, but got chance to pretend to fall asleep myself when she began giving the Russian lady opposite a massage!   The immigration card was just the icing on the cake.  Will try to get sorted ...

The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia travel blog

The Kremlin

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... I have to say, but it worked a treat for them. I made a mental note was made there and then to brush up on Russian politics at some point during life! Here I am at the Kremlin... First and foremost the Kremlin is beautiful as it combines a variety of ...

SAMADHI WHILE POSING FOR ARTISTS, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

SAMADHI WHILE POSING FOR ARTISTS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... .  Mmm.  It was a calm birthday. The next day, a Saturday, after giving a private English lesson, I went to a real Russian birthday party. It took place in a small town, in a "dacha" (a small, wooden cottage, surrounded by its own garden). ...

Swimming in Lake Baikal, Listvyanka, Russia travel blog

Swimming in Lake Baikal

A travel blog entry by hils

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... we met 3 english tourists. The 2 girls were working in Ekaterinburg for a year, they were taking a holiday with their friend, travelling from Vladivostock on the train. It was good talking to them. I had another Russian sauna and another early ...

Leaving Russia, Ulan Ude, Russia travel blog

Leaving Russia

A travel blog entry by hils

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Well I leave for Mongolia in the early hours of tomorrow morning so it's farewell Russia. I've just spent the last 2 days visiting monasteries and museums which has got a bit tedious. The Russia Experience claim they are for independent travellers, but ...

KGB: Still Watching You, Moscow, Russia travel blog

KGB: Still Watching You

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... stage. We learnt all about the role of the KGB (the initials KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti, which is Russian for Committee for State Security), now known as FSB (Federal Security Bureau), and walked away with a better understanding ...

TWO DECADES AFTER PERESTROIKA - PART II, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

TWO DECADES AFTER PERESTROIKA - PART II

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... beautiful, if women; and, now that there's capitalism, richer. Some climb heartlessly.  Those who possess a certain Russian character (usually, these are uneducated, yet sometimes they're very successful businessmen) are dark and interested only ...

KUMIR CANYON, AND HOW I GOT INTO THE CONCERT, Kumir Canyon, Altaiskyy Krai, Russia travel blog

KUMIR CANYON, AND HOW I GOT INTO THE CONCERT

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... said I should simply go say that I want to see the concert but don't have enough money.  He said, the "russkaya dusha" (Russian soul) is kind, and inviting. Ivan's advice was good.  I explained my situation to concert security, who told me to ...

Slower train to Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Slower train to Moscow

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... the cars tuned into some Russian radio station that played English music. Regarding our "cabin-mates" -  I'm convinced dad is a Russian snoring champion, big brother does not talk but I did hear noises from the bunk above and the little sister seems ...

THE WARM ARMS OF BANDITS, Berdsk, Novosibirskaya Oblast, Russia travel blog

THE WARM ARMS OF BANDITS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... consistency of cottage cheese, a.k.a. curds).   I was surprised when the guys stopped to visit and show us a small Russian Orthodox church.  Colorful pictures of saints' faces, in pink and green, stood encased in golden squares.  Alyona, ...

St Pete's - it's all a festive blur, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Pete's - it's all a festive blur

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... of Japanese just to top it off. He's a journalism student and part time army lieutenant who's very knowledgeable in Russian history and general knowledge about his city. Couple this with his energetic delivery, patience and interest in learning some of ...

Slow train to Siberia, Irkutsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Slow train to Siberia

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... are also considered to have zero sense of humour and I read somewhere that during a psychological assessment conducted on a group of Russian boarder guards after a shootout, it was found that 70% of the guards were not stable enough to do the jobs and ...

Trans Mongolian Express: Day 4, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Trans Mongolian Express: Day 4

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... on the safe side though we'd best set the alarms for 5 AM.... make it four. Either way, we were just glad to be through Russian border control. As the day wore on, the JWs asked us if we'd teach them the rules for shithead. They had seen us playing ...

In Soviet Russia.....  Vodka drink you!, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

In Soviet Russia..... Vodka drink you!

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... which coutry we came from was established. We arrived at the border to Russia at about 3:30am and were met by a stereotypically chirpy Russian border official. We had to all get off the bus with all our bags andgo thorugh customs, we had to all then ...

A Riot of Colour!, Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

A Riot of Colour!

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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No words are needed this time. Enjoy the tropical flowers of Central ...

Surprising Irkutsk, Irkutsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Surprising Irkutsk

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... been experiencing throughout Asia and even though the Russians are considered European there was still something uniquely strange about the Russian people that I couldn't quite put my finger on. After a few days I slowly began seeing the similarities and ...

HOW TO SURVIVE THE SUMMER, HOMELESS, IN RUSSIA, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

HOW TO SURVIVE THE SUMMER, HOMELESS, IN RUSSIA

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... things useless to a traveler; canned pig tongues and other disgusting food items; and useful things, such as a black necklace with a Russian Orthodox symbol, which I wear not for its religious meaning but to remember the people who gave it to me. I ...

ILLEGAL ENTRY #3 (UKRAINE TO RUSSIA), Oktyabrskyy, Belg. Obl., Russia travel blog

ILLEGAL ENTRY #3 (UKRAINE TO RUSSIA)

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... .) "Don't give me harbor for a gift.  Give me sea."      "We've got enemies.  That means we must also have friends." (two translations of Russian rock classics, sung by Pavel on his guitar) bye. Modern ...

Lake Baikal, Lystvyanska, Russia travel blog

Lake Baikal

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... success with getting his ticket after one failed attempt!!! Our cabin companians of four days were a small silent chap and a very typically russian woman of the strong type!!! It's amazing how long or how short a while it takes to get to know your ...

Hello Sailor!, Yekaterinberg, Russia travel blog

Hello Sailor!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... on numerous occasions but it was quite clear they would serve us when they were good an ready. Another fine example of Russian service! After about 15 minutes of waiting we eventually got served and headed back to the room with our sparking mineral water ...

White nights continue, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

White nights continue

A travel blog entry by madman96

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After a few hours of sleep I go on a most beautiful walking tour of the city that takes me through some parks, along the river, over a bridge and spits me back out at Palace Square to see the Hermitage.  There is a lot of military presence around ...

Ra Ra Rasputin, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Ra Ra Rasputin

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... of scribble that some 1st grader put together when he got lost in there and had to make his own way out because the lazy russian caretakers wouldn't get off their chairs to assist. Anyway, I'm moaning now and I'd hate to end on that note. We have ...

Lake Baikal - oh and the fur attacks, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Lake Baikal - oh and the fur attacks

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... got on. The market was fierce however we again get a reminder of how volatile these things can be as a fight breaks out between a Russian woman and a Mongolian woman over a fur coat, and boy is it some fight. We expected the Mongolian Police man from next ...

Must see Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Must see Moscow

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... thought of you, O Moscow! Moscow, how much there is in that sound That flows together for the heart of the  Russian.   - A Pushkin (probably most famous Russian poet of all time) from Yevgeny Onegin -    Even the train ...

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