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Voyage en Russie

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Identity Card:
  • Capital Moscow

  • People 143,000,000

  • Constitution: Federal Republic

  • Language Russian

  • Religion Orthodox Christians, Muslims, Christians Protestants

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : To get a Russian visa you to the pre either an invitation from a Russian travel agency, a member of a Russian family, a hotel or institution. Specialized agencies can do these steps for you, such as Action Visa . The visa application must be made online on the website of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and then present to the Russian Embassy in Paris, or to the Russian consulate in Strasbourg and Marseille, the process takes between 15 days and one month and will cost 35 euros. Visa site:

    • Passport : A valid passport is of course essential .

      • Currency Ruble

      • Currency rates : 1 Euro = 35 Rubles

      • Change The euro and dollar are sometimes accepted in large cities. The exchange offices are numerous in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Do not change your money in the street.

      • Payment Cards : Payment by international credit card is underdeveloped, only large hotels, restaurants and chain stores accept .

      • Budget stay 1 Week 300-600 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 10 € / person
          Average : 10-20 € / person
          Premium . more than 40 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 20 € / night
            Average : 50-70 € / night
            Premium : more than 150 € / night


            How to get there?

            • By Air: There are daily flights between Paris and Moscow and St. Petersburg. It takes between 3 and 4 hour flight and about 300-400 euros for a return ticket.

            • Train You can take a direct train from many European cities to get to Saint- Petersburg or Moscow. From Paris, you have to go through Berlin.

            • bus The company Eurolines serves Russia. It offers prices among the lowest in the market and often cheaper than the airlines.

            • By car: Different routes are possible, Germany, Poland and then the choice of Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia .

            • By Ferry: By ferry, it is possible to reach St. Petersburg from Helsinki .

              On site:

              • Car : A local insurance is mandatory to operate a vehicle in Russia. The main and secondary roads in Russia are of good quality; but the small roads, or those more remote areas of Moscow, may be unpaved.

              • Train : You've all heard of the Trans-Siberian, this legendary line that links Moscow to Vladivostok in a week and traveled 9500 km. But there is also the Trans, the line takes the same line as the Trans-Siberian Railway and Beijing branches off across Mongolia and its capital Ulan Bator. Two other lines also exist on the Trans and BAM (Baikal-Amur) on the Trans borrows the Trans-Siberian railway and branches up to Chita towards Harbin and Beijing through Manchuria. As for BAM, it serves the most isolated regions. The line leaves the Trans-Siberian to Taishet and joined the port of Sovetskaya opposite Sakhalin Island.

                • Vaccinations : No vaccination .

                • Tips : Consult your physician and purchase travel insurance covering medical expenses and repatriation. Essential for the visa.

                  • Delinquency: It is necessary to pay attention to pickpockets in tourist areas and public transport. Alcohol is also a serious problem, fights are common in bars. Be careful and keep your distance.

                  • Racism: But the biggest problem are the bands neo Nazis, it is not recommended to people of color to go to St. Petersburg unless in group as part of a tour package. The same vigilance should be applied to Moscow. It is not recommended homosexuals to show their feelings in public.

                  • Caucasus: Any trip to the area is not advised at present (2013) .

                    • Climate continental climate marked by influences sibériques

                    • Average temperatures 20 & deg; C in summer and -10 & deg; C in winter in St. Petersburg .

                    • Best time to reach It's a little cold in the winter, wait for the summer and thawing you to visit Russia .

                      Daily life: