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Kiosks of self service check-in are expected to appear in all Moscow airports this year. With the help of the new system passengers can get the boarding pass on their own, which will considerably reduce queues and the time check-in normally takes.


Is it possible to send a 5-year-old child to Siberia alone, without being accompanied by an adult? Some Russian airlines can provide their customers with such opportunity.


For the first time ever the foreign policy department has approved Administrative Standing Orders a detailed description of the order of issuing, extending, renewing and annulling Russian visas for foreigners.


Hostel is not just a cheap hotel but a cultural phenomenon. The typical hostel guests are so-called backpackers a special category of travellers who despise comfort and try to understand the countrys real life. Not very rich foreigners have some options where to have a drink and to stay overnight in Moscow.


Patricia Kaas with a small dog, Jean-Paul Belmondo with a Yorkshire terrier Glossy magazines teem with photos of celebrities travelling around the world with their pets. Is it possible for ordinary people to stay in a Moscow hotel with a pet? One of the online Russian travel resources has decided to check it out by asking several Moscow hotels.


Air passengers tend to make some common mistakes. While getting ready for a trip, being at the airport or after arriving to the destination people often think and behave in a wrong way. This is why it could be useful for some passengers to learn top 10 passengers` mistakes.


Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft family is often called the "hope" of Russian aviation. The first ever flight of the aircraft is expected to take place at the end of 2007. Here is a quick overview of the main aircraft`s characteristics.


The deluxe Moscow hotel Baltschug Kempinski, marking its 15th jubilee, is widely known for its perfect service and attention to details. However, amongst the main hotels prides are suites designed by British Royalties Princess Michael of Kent and Viscount, Lord Linley, with interior combining the traditional English elegance and Russian luxury.


The problem of inadequate behaviour of passengers aboard plane has become a real threat to air flights safety in Russia. Due to this the Russian Transport Service has decided to create black lists of passengers spotted to drink excessive dozes of alcohol aboard.


It is widely known that crowded places are a favourable environment for generation of bacteria. In order to find how dangerous for health Moscow metro is Russian scientists have collected bacteriological samples from the metro halls, escalators, and subway trains. The results have shown that Moscow metro teems with bacteria that may cause some health problems in people with a suppressed immune system.


The multiple air catastrophes reported by media from time to time suggest thinking seriously about the safety, or rather insecurity, of air transport. It has been estimated that nearly 20% of people travelling by plane sometimes encounter panic attacks of fear for flights that later transforms into a phobia.


On 24 October 2004 the Russian Railways Board of Directors of by a solid vote appointed Vladimir Yakunin the first vice-president of Russian Railways. On 14 June 2005 Yakunin was appointed president of Russian Railways, by a decree of the Russian government.


The minimal cost of a room in a Moscow hotel is $50 per day with the assumption that such flophouses cannot be called other than fleabag. For comparison, in Berlin it is possible to find a very modest but proper room, and for $10 to find accommodation in B&B. In Russia for minimum $15 one can find extreme staying overnight in a hostel in a company of guest workers.


Any traveller in a foreign country often may find themselves in a situation when the best option is to get to the destination by taxi. Here is a quick guide about the peculiarities of travelling by taxi in Russia.


If the baggage hasnt been found within 21 days, a passenger normally gets compensation of 20USD per kilogram of the missed baggage weight. The attempts to prove that there were any valuables in the baggage are most likely to fail; this is why it is recommended to insure all valuable things beforehand or, which is even better, to take them aboard.


Russian drivers do not show much respect to pedestrians this fact is known to both those sitting in a car and those trying not to get under the wheels. The tradition to stop a car and let people cross the road has never been common practice in Russia.


Moscow has managed to outstrip New York and take one of the world leading positions in the number of cars per square kilometre. The growth of auto transport quantity in the capital has undoubtedly gone out of control.


A famous Russian proverb states that there are two main problems in Russia: fools and roads, but apparently the latter of the two problems is just a consequence of the first one.


What accommodative options does one have when comes to Russia? This short overview presents a quick introduction to perspectives, advantages and disadvantages of various types of accommodation.


A brief overview and pecularities of transport in Russia for travellers. What kinds of transport are widely represented in Russia and what they are. What to expect during the trip. Only practical information.


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