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If you are visiting Rostov-on-Don?

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If you are visiting Rostov-on-Don?

Hello, If anyone is going to travel to Rostov-on-Don, and you would like some info or advice on the city, hotels, things to see or to do. You can contact me direct if you wish. I have been there many times, and have lived there for a period of time also. My wife was born in Rostov-na-Donu, and lived there for 42 years. There is nothing she or I do not know about Rostov. Please give me a few days to reply as I do not check this site every day. Have a good time as Rostov is a great place to vacation.

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1. Re: If you are visiting Rostov-on-Don?

Yes. Are there flights to Rostov na Donue from Domodedevo? Sibir or Aeroflot? Sightseeing in Rostov?

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Yes there are flights from a few diff airports in Moscow. SVO 2, Domo and maybe others. Aeroflot does have direct flights, as do other airlines. If you want to skip Moscow when going to Rostov, there are direct flights from Vienna Austria and Frankfurt Germany. I would use KOSMOS TRAVEL in LA for tickets on aeroflot, Google the name). They can also get you your visa and voucher, (invitation form) for your trip. Aero flot has direct flights to Moscow from New york, La California and so on. I use Red Star Travel, (google the name) for my visa's. Their office is accross the street from the Seattle Washington Russian Embassy, (they are former Russians, and are on a first name basis with the embassy). For cheap tickets google save on travel. Or check out vayama.com! I have to go now, I will post about Rostov-na-Donu in another post soon.

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Things to see and do in Rostov-on-Don. Let's start at the huge central park in the city center on (Bolshoi Soldova), or big garden street. This park is located in the city center and had a huge statue of Lenin near the front enterance. Often there are people there that are selling Russian nesting dolls, wooden spoons, bowels, and almost anything else. Sometimes old men and women sell old coins, war medals etc. On the east end of the park is where you will find people selling works of art at very good prices. At the back far end of the park look to your left, is a museum. Just before you get to the museum is a restaurant named the gold fish or golden fish. You will know you are there because of the large GOLD FISH over the door. (See you don't need to know Russian all of the time). This place has some of the best food in Rostov, (Russian & French foods). The park has rides for kids, stands for ice cream, candy etc. There is a large beer tent, wine and other drinks also. Live music. A theater stage and so on. You could spend a day there. After the museum if you continue out the back exit of the park, you will be on Pushkin skya street, (named after the famous Russian poet). Turn to your right and you will find the Rostov art gallery accross the street. Continue east and you will be at one of the 3 McDonalds restaurants in Rostov. If you want to shop, just walk up and down both sides of the garden street. For the cheapest nesting dolls and such, walk east of the par a little ways and on the north side of the street will be a woman or two set up with a table selling all sorts of things, (on the side walk in front of a building). They are there most days. East of there, (the park) about 2 miles is the live theater, ballet theater, and opera house. These are big buildings on both sides of the street next to the big fountain park. You can not miss it as in the center of the park is a huge fountain that is lit up at night with music. Go west of the (huge city center garden park) (where Lenin is) about 1-2 blocks on the south side of the garden street you will find another McDonalds. This one is in the ground floor of a huge department store. (Higher prices) than the huge market area that I will talk of soon, but huge selection of everything you could want. If you walk south on the street the mcDonalds is on you will see the oldest and largest Russian Orthodox church in all of Rostov. For some reason Lenin and or Stalin did not tear this church down? It was the only one to make it through soviet times. Go inside, the paintings on the ceilings are like the ones in the sisteen chapel. Just south of the church look to your left, that hole city block area, (inside of the buildings) and outside of the buildings is the huge flea market/kind of swap mart area. Cloths, food, any and everything you may want is there. Continue south of there down the hill and you will be at the Great Don river. Look to your left and you will see a large ship that offers short rides up and down the Don. Also you will see an old looking wooden boat that is a floating restaurant. Rostov also has a huge zoo, and a huge circus. Both are maybe the oldest in all of europe. Maybe my favorite restaurant of all is just east of the big garden park (but on the south side). It is called sticks or branches (but in Russian). Inside is a huge fake tree. It has a buffet, or table service, and also you can walk through a line and take food ala'cart like a cafateria and only pay for what you take. Prices are not bad. But drinks (pop, juice, etc) are not? Just look to your right as you walk east on the south side of the big garden street from the big (Lenin statue) park and you will see many tables with people setting at them very close to the windows, and you will have found the place. Good luck to you, and have a good time in Rostov. I would suggest the Rostov Hotel to stay at. The Congress is a little nicer, but is the highest cost hotel in all of Rostov. About $250.00 per day. Write me direct if you need more info please.

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I'm hoping to visit Rostov -on-Don in the near future with view to finding ang relatives of my late father. He was born in Bokovskaya in 1925, captured by the Germans as a teenager and subsequently came to England after the war. I would appreciate any information you could give on how difficult this might be.

Thanking you in anticipaton

Rita Johnson nee Rwatschew

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reeti: Do you have any documentation on your father? Such as his home/house/address registration book. You see in Russia/former Soviet Union everyone had a registration book, this book was stamped inside as to what his legal address was. Meaning that he was registered to live there and there only. Also he may have had a work registration book, (just like above), this book was stamped as to where he worked, or where he was sent to work. This was kind of a work history book for the citizen. It would show every job that he ever had in his life wile living in the Soviet Union. Did he have a Russian pass port? Please let me know on this. And let me know what you do have on your father, if anything? My wifes mother, (still living) was over run by the nasi's one time while in Rostov. The first time they ran over Rostov she had to flee for her life. She was under ocupation for a short wile before the nasi's were beaten back. Let me know, and I will see what I can come up with.

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7. Re: If you are visiting Rostov-on-Don?

Hi there, Im planing to go to Rostov on January 10 for 10 days i was wandering maybe you can help me. im going with my freinds im 27 and his 29, well we like to see the country and stuff but mostly we care about parties and clubbing. so what do u think is it the right place and what about the weather will it be too bad ?

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It will be very cold in January. Be ready for any and all kinds of weather. I suggest staying at the Rostov Hotel if you do not have plans on where you are staying at this time. The Congress Hotel would have a bar and such in it, and is a big place. The new Raddison Hotel(Don) down by the river, straight south from the hugh old church in the city center would be a good place. Just west of the the Raddison, (on the bank of the river) is a casino located inside of the old boat/ship station building. And next to it is a hotel that looks as if it was built from stacking up books. This may be a good place also? On the far west end of town is a club called Atlantis, (like the sunken city of myth), this is where many young people go. East of the Congress hotel about 2 miles is where you will find such things as the opera, ballet and so on. There is a huge old circus in town. 3 Mcdonalds fast food places, and at least 2 Irish Pub's. Any hotel can tell you where are good places to go also. Rostov is great. Have a good time.

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ok so the cold wont be a problem people will still go out right ?

and what about the english they speak english?

can u tell me little about transportation like we must use taxi or train ? and about the airport is it far from the city center ?

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10. Re: If you are visiting Rostov-on-Don?

I can tell you more about all of this. But where are you staying? If at a hotel which one. Then I will know if you should take a taxi from the airport or not? Let me know.