Moscow Travel Tips

Russian Visa

Most nationalities do need a visa to enter Russia. You can apply for a Russian visa through official visa centres.

Russian Visa center in UK
http://ru.vfsglobal.co.uk

Russian Visa center in Germany
http://vhs-germany.com

Russian Visa center in Italy
http://www.vhs-italy.com

Russian Visa center in France
http://vhs-france.com

Russian Embassy in Madrid
http://spain.mid.ru/es_ES/visados

Russian Visa center in USA
http://www.ils-usa.com


Flights

Airports in Moscow

Sheremetievo (SVO) http://svo.aero/en/

Domodedovo (DME) http://www.domodedovo.ru/images/info/english.htm

Vnukovo (VKO ) http://www.vnukovo.ru/en/

All airports have free access to WiFi

From any airport you can go to Moscow by special AEROEXPRESS train it will takes 30-40 mins https://aeroexpress.ru/en. A one way ticket cost 420 RUB (about 6 EURO)

From Sheremetieve airport train arrives to the Belorusskaia station

From Domodedovo airport train arrives to the Paveletskaia station


Transport

Moscow taxi

This taxi company's operators speak english and can send english speaking drivers. Some cars can accept the credit / debit cards, but the norm is payment in cash. http://www.nyt.ru/en/ or contact me and i will send the driver to you.

Metro

http://russianmetro.ru/index_eng.php You can buy tickets in metro for 1, 2, 5 or 10 trips by credit/debit card or cash. The metro closes from 01:00 a.m. till 06:00 a.m.

Moscow maps and transportation

http://www.mapofmoscow.net/subway/


Currency Exchange

You can check the official exchange rate at http://www.cbr.ru/eng/daily.aspx and you can change money at any bank, at a slightly lower rate.
AVOID changing money at the airport! The rates there are very poor, so if you have to change money there, keep it to an absolute minimum.


Russian Cuisine

Pushkin

very nice, quite expensive

Visit Site

Address: 26-A Tverskoy Boulevard, Moscow, Russia
Telephone: +7 (495) 739-0033
Metro: Pushkinskaya (possible to walk from Red Square)

Glavpivtorg

restauraunt in Stalin style

Visit Site

Address: B. Lubyanka, 5

DR Zhivago

Visit Site

Address: Moscow, Mokhovaya str, 15/1
Metro: Ohotniy ryad hotel «National», 1st fl.

Zakusochnaya Voronezh

Visit Site

Address: Bolshaya Dmitrovka 12/1 12.00-00.00


Interesting Places

The Red Square, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Moscow Kremlin are on the metro Station Ohotny Ryad (red line) it will take 11 min Sokolniki - Krasnoselskaya - Komsomolskaya - Chistye prudy - Lubyanka-Ohotny Ryad

The Moscow metro is the most beautiful metro in the world. For example the station Ploshhad Revoljucii (dark blue line, but you can walk to it from Ohotny Ryad station)

Moscow Kremlin

http://www.kreml.ru/en-Us/about-museums/ open 09.00-17.00

Saint Basil's Cathedral

https://saintbasil.ru/en/index.html Open: 11.00-17.00

GUM

shoping center (historical building, inside you can buy very famous ice-cream

http://www.gum.ru/en/ Open: 10.00-22.00

The Kremlin in Izmailovo

The cultural center, where you can see Russia, how it was in 17 century, you can buy souvenirs with best price.

Address: 105318, Moscow, m. Partizanskaia , Izmailovo Highway 73zh

Open: 10:00 - 20:00, Mon - Fri

http://www.kremlin-izmailovo.com/okremle/

By metro: from Sokolniki go to the station Cherkizovskaya , also red line, just second station after Sokolniki (7 mins)