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Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 16:54

Soon Russia will begin the FIFA World Cup can be who is planning to visit the matches?

I plan to leave Moscow during the Championship ( :lol: ), but I"ll try to help those who wish to visit our country.

Ask and i will try to answer questions and help with advice.

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 16:57

SallesNeto_BR wrote: Hey bro. I'm going to your country in June and I'd like some tips to set up the trip itinerary. Can you help me?

We'll stay 14 days in Russia. Kaliningrad, Moscow and Samara are must-visit places for us because Brazil will play there (Samara, if we were group champions). How much time should we spend in these cities? Is Samara a great destination?

We also want visit more two cities. I think St Petersburg is unmissable, am I right? What about Sochi or Krasnodar?

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 16:58

SallesNeto_BR wrote:We only bought Brazil-Europe tickets, still didn't bought the tickets to entry in Russia and to fly inside the country. But we have these dates to observe:

16 jun - Arrive in Europe (Madrid)
22 jun - Brazil vs Costa Rica (Kaliningrad)
27 jun - Brazil vs Servia (Moscow)
02 jul - Brazil vs ___ (Samara) - if we qualify to round of 16 as pool's winners
06 jul - Return to Brazil (via Madrid)

The idea is stay in Russia from 21 jun to 4 july, at least.

Thank you so much, bro

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 17:07

So you need a "fan passport"!

Having a passport you will not need a visa.

https://www.fan-id.ru/?locale=RU

Follow the instructions! The choice of language is the upper right corner.

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 17:22

And do not believe anything that your newspapers write about Russia ...

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 17:47

Kaliningrad is the former Prussian Kenigsberg.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6nigsberg

It looks like a German city a little spoiled by late Soviet architectur.
It is better to start your trip around Russia from this city.
It is closest to Europe ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p06lTJlOU5s

In Russia there are no areas of cities that are dangeros for tourists.
The problem is that very few people understand English.
It is better to be in possession of the Anglo-Russian phrasebook ...

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 17:54

Beware of taxi drivers! They can deceive yours!
But this is a bad featur of taxi drivers around world ...

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 17:58

Vova12 wrote:In Russia there are no areas of cities that are dangeros for tourists.
The problem is that very few people understand English.
It is better to be in possession of the Anglo-Russian phrasebook ...

I know lots of people hate Shokoladnitsa, but for us foreigners it's pretty useful since they are everywhere in Moscow and they've got menus in English. Ukrainian chain restaurant Taras Bulba also has menus in many languages.

Vova12 wrote:Beware of taxi drivers! They can deceive yours!
But this is a bad featur of taxi drivers around world ...


I imagine it's hard to call a taxi if you can't speak Russian, but it's much cheaper from my own experience.

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Another advice. Don't yield in underground stations. Just follow the people. If you stop, even if you think you're being polite, you may get pushed and insulted... It's happened to me :D

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 18:07

To the World Cup everywhere there will be inscriptions in English, there will be volunters speaking English.
I think problems should not arise if you are in city center.
The police also learn English))

But i do not advise you to go down to the Moscow metro alone!
There you can get lost even if you know Russian!

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 06 Feb 2018, 18:12

Armchair Fan wrote:
Another advice. Don't yield in underground stations. Just follow the people. If you stop, even if you think you're being polite, you may get pushed and insulted... It's happened to me :D


Yes, in the metro you need to move fast ... :lol:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8SZWr4dyHQ

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Fri, 09 Feb 2018, 17:40

About cities ...

If you want to see the sights then this is St. Petersburg and Moscow.
If you want nature and the sea then this is Sochi.

Samara is a city on the Volga river.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samara

In this city too many interesting things.

Here in Russian.

https://www.tripadvisor.ru/Attractions- ... trict.html

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 09:17

Vova12 wrote:
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Wow, brilliant metro map with smart solutions like the two circular connection lines. Wish we had that in Munich. But apart from bringing up the issue for 40 years nothing has happened.

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 09:46

If I'm not mistaken the second circular line isn't a purpose built one, but one using old cargo ones. But yes, they've got a very impressive Metro system and not only because of the beauty of central stations.

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 14:55

Armchair Fan wrote:If I'm not mistaken the second circular line isn't a purpose built one, but one using old cargo ones. But yes, they've got a very impressive Metro system and not only because of the beauty of central stations.

Yes, second ring is ground-based.
You can for 1$ a ride around Moscow but there is nothing interesting there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZeQv6R0_ew

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 14:58

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Wow, brilliant metro map with smart solutions like the two circular connection lines. Wish we had that in Munich. But apart from bringing up the issue for 40 years nothing has happened.

The orange line, north, the final one - Medvedkovo!

I live here . 8-)

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 17:55

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/uk-m ... -3qt85j9dw

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Mon, 12 Mar 2018, 05:26

I'll be going for the group stage. Might pay a visit to the building works in Monino if I can be bothered to travel that far.

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 13 Mar 2018, 18:35

qwerty wrote:I'll be going for the group stage. Might pay a visit to the building works in Monino if I can be bothered to travel that far.

I think its much easier for you to visit the stadium "Slava"!

You go by metro along a small ring, the northern intersection with a gray branch, station Novoslobodskaya.

You rise to the top on the escalator. You come out and turn left and again to the left around the corner.You walk along the street Seleznevskaya 200 meters. Turn left between the white and red buildings.

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This is stadium "Slava"! Welcome!Image

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 13 Mar 2018, 18:41

Hehehe, it's the walk I did in Christmas. Ekaterinsky Park deserves a look just around the corner, as well as Olimpiski Complex.
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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Tue, 13 Mar 2018, 19:25

Armchair Fan wrote:Hehehe, it's the walk I did in Christmas. Ekaterinsky Park deserves a look just around the corner, as well as Olimpiski Complex.

Yes i believe you! Welcome to the club! :lol:

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 19:56

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:D

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 08:08

qwerty wrote:I'll be going for the group stage. Might pay a visit to the building works in Monino if I can be bothered to travel that far.

If you want in Monino then it is better to go by train from the Yaroslavl station (Yaroslavsky vokzal).

Train Moscow - Monino. journey time is 1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes.

https://rasp.yandex.ru/search/suburban/ ... romId=c213

Then 15 minutes walk from the station Monino.

I will publish a calendar of Championship games and you will be able to choose where to go.

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 08:24

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monino

This is how the trip from the drivers cab looks like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOusaJZQ8dg

Monino has an aviation museum and you can visit it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsC0_k-vxOI&t=355s

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Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Mon, 14 May 2018, 05:43

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/5149046 ... ers-local/

:lol:

Re: Guide to the World Cup in Russia

Fri, 18 May 2018, 06:49

https://www.afp.com/en/news/722/world-c ... oc-14x1t33
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