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visa question

LA
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visa question

im told its hard and complicated to get a visa for russia. do i have to have a ticket first? if not, then i order one and get the visa what date will it begin on? how long are they good for? do i have to register in the country with the police like i heard about in other contries of the old soviet empire? im still in planning stages now. would a winter trip be stupid? i think to experience rusia properly maybe you have t do it in winter.

thanks

Terp

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21. Re: visa question

Hi

Have just returned from 4 wonderful days in St. Petersburg. The people we met were very friendly and helpful. The hotel registered our visa and the migration cards WERE in russian but we were also given a translated sample which made the forms easy to complete. The city is beautiful and we had absolutely no problems in getting around. We used public transport and found the locals really helpful if we were stuck.