RUSSIA TRAVEL for First Timers – what YOU NEED to KNOW | Moscow & St. Petersburg

RUSSIA TRAVEL for First Timers – what YOU NEED to KNOW | Moscow & St. Petersburg

100 thoughts on “RUSSIA TRAVEL for First Timers – what YOU NEED to KNOW | Moscow & St. Petersburg

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  2. I live in St. Petersburg and I recommend visiting Peterhof and Pushkin. You can easily go to Peterhof from the city center by Meteor, which is like water taxi. As for Pushkin, there are different ways: by tour bus from the city center maybe is the easiest for a tourist, also you can go by electric train, which would be an interesting experience. Pushkin is very famous for Catherine Palace and Park with Amber Room and definitely worth seeing. Also you can see The Imperial Lyceum, which is alma mater of Alexander Pushkin, famous Russian poet. As for souvenirs, you should visit a bookstore chain called Bookvoed, it has quite nice things with lower prices. Also it's helpful to visit some supermarket to buy Russian chocolate, food or cosmetics for you and your friends. You'd be happy with prices, all my foreign friends said it was quite cheap. BTW, I believe it's better to exchange your money somewhere in Russia (not airport). You can check the exchange rate here: (I usually use this one, but there are also many banks to exchange).

  3. Wow! The most beautiful and useful videos of Russia that I've seen!
    I'm going this sunmer for just 6 days! So I would like to know your opinion! Which city should I dedicate more time? 3 and 3 days to Moscow and St Petesburg or 3 for Moscow, 1 for a small town from the Golden Ring and 2 for St Petesburg? Thank you!

  4. 4:45 A business lunch does not imply a quick eating. Just a discount. No one will ever ask You to eat faster and leave.

  5. I am Russian and I like your video! Good job! This this video I started watching all your video! Very interesting!

  6. Нихуя… то есть по-твоему в России должны разговаривать на английском?

  7. I’m going to Russia next August as a part of a students’ exchange program .. are there any Russians here ? I could really use some help

  8. Good place for that people who get into problems in Russia

  9. Hello! It's really good to watch video about my country and city! Thanks! Well, I hope you enjoyed the trip and Russian cities) Go back as soon as you can! Sorry for my English. You was right we are not speaking English well enough) but we're trying … thank you for opportunity to practice!

  10. Жалко, что в России в качестве туризма можно рассматривать только Москву и Питер. Потому что в остальных городах и регионах «Pizdec Nahuy Blyad”

  11. That's a shame you missed out on the armory, that was the highlight of our trip I thought. I went back in 2010 with a group and I don't know, did things change with the metro? Our tour guide told us not to gawk at the artwork or take photos because we would label ourselves as targets for… pickpockets? Some other nefarious activities? I mean I get it, I do, don't be conspicuous but I see youtubers shoot video of themselves in there all the time now. I snuck my camera for a quick photo and everyone f l i p p e d out, omgomgputitawayputitaway like I had attracted the Eye of Mordor or something, it was over the top. And nothing happened, I grew up in one of the largest US cities so I'm not a city noob either, certainly not new to riding subways.

    Anyway, I loved Russia, I hope I can go back again. We went during March, not the best time for weather BUT there were almost no crowds. I would love to spend more time there and met some lovely people.

  12. A little detail for UK citizens who want to go to Russia: 1 you can get the necessary invitation coupon online …cost £20. Visa at London Manchester and Glasgow ( or Edinburgh *) can take 3 weeks and costs £101. That’s for a single entry exit lasting 30 days max. There aren’t any ferries from Tallin anymore to St Petersburg and the Cruise to Petersburg is 3 days including the voyage , so 2.5 days cruising the bay of Finland and 12 hours in St Petersburg. Price of Cruise £650. The cruise ship doesn’t stop in Riga or Tallin. It’s a cruise from Helsinki and is only for the wealthy who think over £600 is worth one day in beautiful historic Petersburg. Sad. It was easier to travel to Russia during so called Cold War. Reciprocal visa requirements and cost compounded by the west’s Russia phobies . Sanctions , éjection of diplomats by London and general propaganda means only the most determined backpackers see Moscow . A free world for the rich who are the least likely to meet the real people of Russia.?

  13. put more clips and snapshots of how moscow looks like, we are not interested in your Face. next time, make your voice as background only.

  14. Ты точно не из России? Акцент есть..

  15. Why should Russia or any countries communicates with you in English despite it being the language for business and travel? I have used the universal hand gestures and non-verbal cues but have since becoming more respectful of the country I am visiting by learning to speak a half dozen phrases (privet, pasiba, WC…not so hard!!) in the host language. One gets more doors opened and respects from the natives–anywhere. Don't be an ugly American! Other than that, this is an enjoyable, informative video. Thanks for taking the time making and posting it!

  16. Это правда, что большинство россиян не знают английского языка и не имеют желанию его учить. Они думают,что куда бы они не поехали, все обязаны понимать русский язык ?. Ага, сейчас! Наивный народ. Зато дети чиновников и алигархов учат по 3-5 иностранных языков: английский, французский, китайский, испанский, итальянский и т.д. А рабам нужно знать только 1 язык.

  17. Good video.

    You covered many topics.

    Straight to the point , No BS.

    I liked you said you wish you’d rather done this than that !

  18. Английский язык то прошлое учите Русский язык то будущее
    English language of the past teach Russian language of the future

  19. Just found out my great great grandfather was from Russia and came to America very interested in Russia now

  20. Thank you for the great video! There are not only the Kremlin and Red Square. Beauty of Moscow is in pedestrian streets and preserve-museums too. For instanse, the Kolomenskoje, the Tsaritsino, the Arkchangelskoje preserve-museums.

  21. please get the fucking text from the middle of the picture? are u a fuckin retard? god ruined my mood…thumb in your arse

  22. I’m planning to go to Russia but I’m too young :p so I still have time to learn Russian

    Привет меня зо вут Clare
    =hello my name is Clare=

  23. Россия топ вообще. А если вам дорого то сходите в Ашан. Русские поймут???

  24. Good thing I learned russian ?, truly beautiful language I’m looking forward to visiting the country in the future

  25. Thanks for this video. I live in St. Petersburg, and I really like it when people from other countries are convinced personally that the Russians are not so scary, and in Russia it is even safer than in many European countries. And of course, in Russia there is something to see.

  26. Russia is one of the scariest countries of the world. I have goosebumps all over my body whenever I see any russian or talk about russia. Will never go to russia in any life.

  27. If you think about it, Russia has 2 of the best/ major cities of Europe: St Petersburg( 5 million pop) & Moscow (12.5 million pop) so that makes Russia one of the best & most important countries of Europe! How many other countries in Europe has a 2nd biggest city with a population of over 5 million?

  28. I had solo travel to Russia on May 2019 for two weeks and it was really great. My experience was a little different. I will be happy if you read it:

  29. Hi.your much valuable. Dear I am coming in moscow.and st pet this month . Can you become my host just for explore me Russian historical places, food culture and night life.
    I know I am stranger for you but I can told you , you can believe and trust on me at any kind. Coz I am traveler in your country I can provide you any things for your assurance like my identity Amy iternery.plan my passport copy .
    Please provide me your ph. No. At my mail [email protected] Thank you

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  31. Have you ever wondered what Moscow looked like more than 60 years ago?

  32. you know that russia is not only about moscow and SP. i'm from urals and I'd rather say that it isn't what they call "Russia" at all.

  33. Im Mexican, on the lighter side as far as skin tone goes. Would it be a good idea for me to go to Russia ?? They barely like us here in the states.

  34. I live in Virginia and I’m flying to russia in May and I am literally terrified of planes and the country so I’m hoping it’s nice there can somebody give me some tips on how to survive for 5 days??? Or what it’s like being there so I’m not so anxious of being there?

  35. Туриcты из Москвы приезжайте во Львов, здесь много веселья – здесь некоторые люди идут по улице и говорят му-му или мяу мяу или даже кришноиты иногда проходят и хари бол говорят, а я им отвечаю что я у волейбол не очень хорошо по технике играю, а в баскетбол лучше (или можете ответись им что вы верите в Иисуса Христа спасителя). Я еще здесь несколько месяцев буду, погода + 23 сейчас – каждый день солнечно и тепло.

  36. A lot of disinformation in this video
    54 Countries has visa waiver agreements with Russia and as of October 1, 2019, 53 additional countries(all EU included except UK) can get a free 8-day visit on-line 4 days in more nationalities can visit Russia visa without advanced visas than the US.
    Taxis are cheap…about $0.50 per km.
    Most young people know enough English to communicate, English required in grade school at grade 2.
    Americans can get a very flexible 3-year multiple entry visa.
    Russians tend to be very well educated and well-traveled so they are used to the ways of tourism themselves so are usually very helpful if asked for information, suggestions or directions.
    It is safe, in fact, the larger cities of Russia are safer than any large EU or North American city so wandering around a 3am in any neighborhood is safe.
    Russia and photography go together since there are so many great scenes and people to shoot and no one cares. In fact the only places where photos are not allowed are in passport control and in some art galleries where art is on traveling exhibition. Your own city has more restricted areas than Russia does.
    Police stopping asking for "papers" when they see you doing something wrong is normal in any country. Your passport is your only form of legal id when outside your own country. Try getting stopped in the US without id sometime, you are going very roughly, to jail. Russia is much more open and with more personal freedom than my native USA so these warnings just repeat the nonsense propaganda in the west. IT is much safer to interact with police in Russia than the US where thousands are shot every year and 1 thousand are killed by police. For two years no person has been killed by police in Russia. Black parents rightly teach their children to never call or interact with police in the US, for good reason, it can be very dangerous. That sort of violence and discrimination does not happen in Russia. I have lived in Russia 19 years and visited many times back to 1976 and now, Russia is one of the safest countries to live in or visit, and surely one of the most open and free.
    You said all signs are in Cyrillic but many are in Latin characters and in the center of major cities, street signs have both, as does the transportation systems and store windows. Almost all restaurants have English menus and more and more Mandarin since the Chinese take more foreign vacations than any other nationality. English is the international travel language so a lot of people know enough for basic communications. Russians travel a lot to Europe and all over the world and get by using basic or very good English as the common language in Europe or Asia. Many stores have signs in English as sort of a hip way of communicating with their Russian customers. Many English words have migrated into Russian daily life. The USSR was made up of 183 different cultures and languages for Russians who have a lot of experience with different cultures, religions and customs.
    I am sure you mean well but find out the reality before passing on traveler rumors. That is how false rumors get passed around a fact. Come back and spend more time, you will have a ball.

  37. Лол, даже иностранные туристы понимают, что основная опасность в России – полиция и государство

  38. the advertisings it used to be 5sec and now is 7sec..and russia is one of the most criminal countries in the world..

  39. Our Taxi is not that expensive.
    I see price's for taxi in some European countries and I was literally amazed at such prices. 30-80 Euros? Seriously?

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