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If you plan to travel to Russia, you need to do your research. There is so much to see and do that it is often hard to decide what tours to take and which sites to leave out. The first step, however, is to know the entry requirements. You must have a current, valid passport and a Russia visa.

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Russia Travel Information

Basic Russian Word for Travel in Russia
Learn three important words in Russian that will help immensely on your trip to that country.

Russian Travel Visa
Requirements and step-by-step instructions for acquiring your Russian travel visa.

Moscow Guide
Brief traveler´s guide to Moscow, Russia.

St. Petersburg Guide
Brief traveler´s guide to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Trans-Siberian Rail
Historical and cultural description of the Trans Siberian Railroad.

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Map of Russia
Locate popular travel spots on our Russia map.

Travel in Russia Taxi
Funny and interesting story about getting around Russia in a taxi.

Russia Adoption
Facts and procedures about adopting a child in Russia.

Russia Economy
Overview of the Russia´s economic system.

Russia Geography
A brief look at Russian geography.

Russia Government
Summary of the Russian governmental structure.

Russia People
Cultural insights into the people of Russia.

U.S. Consulate in Russia
Address and contact information for the U.S. Consulate General in Russia.

U.S. Embassy in Russia
Address and contact information for the U.S. Embassy in Russia.

Air Travel Within Russia.

After extensive joint reviews with the State Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has concluded under its International Aviation (IASA) Program that the SCAA oversees and licenses Russia’s air carriers in accordance with international safety oversight provisions. For further information, travelers may contact the Department of Transportation within the U.S. at 1-800-322-7873, or at Travelers should note that air travel within Russia, particularly in remote regions, can be unreliable at times. Small local airlines do not have advance reservation systems but sell tickets for cash at the airport. Flights often get cancelled if more than 30% of the seats remain unsold.

Overland Travel in Russia.

When traveling by train or automobile in Russia, it is advisable to bring food and water with you. You cannot rely on the availability or quality of these goods throughout the region. When traveling overland between Central European countries and Russia, be sure that you have visas for all countries through which you will pass. For example, you will need a Belarusian transit visa if you take the train from Warsaw, Poland to Vilnius, Lithuania because the train passes through Grodno, Belarus. Most transit problems can be avoided if you research your routes well.

Car Travel in Russia

Driving conditions in Russia and the region are drastically different from those in Western Europe. In some areas, roads are practically non-existent. Throughout the region, service stations are few and far between and the lines are often quite long for the scarce amount of available fuel. Avoid excessive speed and, if at all possible, do not drive at night. Loose livestock can appear at any time. Construction sites or stranded vehicles are often unmarked by flares or other warning signals. Sometimes cars have only one headlight. Many cars lack brake lights. Bicycles seldom have lights or reflectors. This makes for very dangerous driving conditions at night. Be prepared for sudden stops at any time.

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