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Moscow is the capital of Russia, and the country's primary political and economic centre. Formerly a communist strong-hold, this city is coming out of its repression and embracing capitalism to the fullest extent. The once empty shelves are now filled with expensive designer and luxury goods. Unlike many areas and cities in the country, Moscow has see its population growing over the last decades, and is rivalling cities like Paris and London regarding the number of inhabitants, of which the total urban area now has well over 13 million! With the growing numbers of cars, this might give first time visitors a feel of one big polluted area with constant traffic jams and compared to its neighbour St. Petersburg it really needs to grow on you before you uncover its beauty.
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Moscow’s International Women’s Day in March is a major event on the festival calendar, with women’s groups from all over the city parading, campaigning, and rallying to make the world a better and more equal place for the female race.
Held in June and running through early July, the International Film Festival is a truly international event. Celebrities and famous directors arrive for the screenings of Russian documentaries, short films, and the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
September sees Den’ Goroda (City Day), the celebration of the founding of Moscow. Free street concerts, festivities, and parties bring many thousands of Muscovites into the parks and boulevards, and the pubs and bars do a roaring trade.
Moscow’s Russian Winter festival kicks off mid-December with a plethora of cold weather events taking place at Izmailovo Park. Troika (sleigh) rides, folk music and dance, skating on the lake and frozen pathways, warming street food, and lots of vodka make this one of the year’s favorite celebrations.
Moscow has a continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. Summers from June to August see average highs of 21-23 °C with nights around 12-14 °C. Temperatures can hit 35 °C or more though and in 2010 the city had the warmest summer by far with a month of temperatures well above 30 °C and an alltime high of 38 °C. Winters are much colder, with temperatures during the day well below zero from December to February and nights around -10 °C on average though temperatures have been know to drop to -40 °C during some occasions. Average annual precipitation is around 700 mm with summers being the wettest time of year and late winter/early spring the driest time. Snow is possible from October to April though tends to concentrate from December to February.
|Avg Max||-6.3 °C||-4.2 °C||1.5 °C||10.4 °C||18.4 °C||21.7 °C||23.1 °C||21.5 °C||15.4 °C||8.2 °C||1.1 °C||-3.5 °C|
|Avg Min||-12.3 °C||-11.1 °C||-5.6 °C||1.7 °C||7.6 °C||11.5 °C||13.5 °C||12 °C||7.1 °C||2.1 °C||-3.3 °C||-8.6 °C|
|Rainfall||42 mm||36 mm||34 mm||44 mm||51 mm||75 mm||94 mm||77 mm||65 mm||59 mm||58 mm||56 mm|
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There are 3 airports near Moscow:
Among the three airports, there are numerous flights, mainly to destinations in Europe and Asia including Amsterdam, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Cairo, Delhi, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington-Dulles and Zürich.
Aeroflot flies to and from Adler/Sochi, Anapa , Astrakhan, Barnaul, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Magadan, Mineralnye Vody, Nizhnevartovsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Samara, St. Petersburg, Surgut, Tyumen, Ufa, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Other major airlines in the country are Rossiya Airlines, Transaero and S7 Airlines.
Aeroexpress provides rail services between the capital and all of the major Moscow airports (Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo). Aeroexpress is a good way to get from any airport to the city centre in about 30 minutes and escape traffic jam. The price of a standard class one-way ticket on Aeroexpress website, mobile application and Pay@Gate service at turnstiles - is 340 roubles, in ticket offices and ticket machines - 400 roubles. The Aeroexpres trains run:
1. From the Belorussky Rail Terminal to Sheremetyevo International Airport/From Sheremetyevo International Airport to the Belorussky Rail Terminal;
2. From the Paveletsky Rail Terminal to Moscow Domodedovo Airport/From Moscow Domodedovo Airport to the Paveletsky Rail Terminal;
3. From Kievsky Rail Terminal to Vnukovo International Airport/From Vnukovo International Airport to the Kievsky Rail Terminal.
Moscow - Finland
Between Helsinki and Moscow, there are direct daily overnight trains with 'The Tolstoi', taking roughly 13 hours to cover the routes. Trains are fast and comfortable.
Moscow - China
There are two routes between Moscow and Beijing: the Trans-Mongolian and the Trans-Machurian routes, both of which are southern branches of the better-known Trans-Siberian Railway. The first goes via Ulan Bator, cutting across Mongolia and then into China. It leaves Moscow every Tuesday night, taking about 6 days to reach Beijing. The second cuts into northern China at Manzhouli and continues to via Harbin. It leaves Moscow on Friday night and takes about 6 days as well to cover the distance to Beijing. For more information look at the article: Trans-Siberian Railway or check the Timetable directly for exact schedules.
Moscow - Kazakhstan
There is train every second day between Moscow and Almaty in Kazakhstan, leaving Moscow at 10:30pm and arriving on day 5 early in the morning in Almaty. From Almaty, trains leave at around 7:30am, arriving on the 4th day at around 10:30am. Check this site for schedule details.
Moscow - Kyrgyzstan
Two trains a week link the capitals of Russia and Kyrgyzstan. From Moscow, trains leave on Thursdays and Sundays at 11:15pm, arriving in Bishkek on Mondays and Thursdays respectively at 2:30am. Trains leave Bishkek around 10:00am on Mondays and Thursdays, arriving in Moscow on Thursdays and Sundays just after 3 in the afternoon.
Moscow - Uzbekistan
There are three trains a week between Moscow and Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Trains leave Moscow on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:15pm, arriving 3 days later at 7:15pm in Tashkent. In the opposite direction, trains depart from Tashkent at around 7:00pm on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving in Moscow 3 days later at just after 3 in the afternoon.
Moscow - North Korea
There is one train a week between Moscow (Yaroslavski station) and Pyongyang, usually leaving on Friday from Moscow, and Saturday from Pyongyang. It takes a week to complete the entire journey.
Many entry points to Moscow over the Ring Road and into the city feature rotating roadblocks, where teams of traffic police may stop a vehicle, especially if it is not featuring Moscow plates. You may be stopped and questioned but you'll be allowed to proceed if you have all the proper documents.
Although there are no official passenger services to/from Moscow, there are still river cruises which visit Moscow, mainly in summer. There are 2 river terminals in Moscow. The North Station, in Khimki neighborhood, provides berths for cruise ships to St Petersburg, as well as Astrakhan, Rostov-on-Don and other cities along the Volga. The South Station is not used commercially anymore.
Much of Moscow's geography is defined by the numerous 'Ring Roads' that circle the city at various distances from the centre. With the Red Square and the Kremlin forming the very centre, the innermost ring road is the Boulevard Ring (Bulvarnoye Koltso), built in the 1820s where the 16th century walls used to be. It runs from the Christ the Savior Cathedral in southwest central Moscow, to the mouth of the Yauza in southeast central Moscow. The next ring road, the Garden Ring (Sadovoe Koltso), derives its name from the fact that landowners near the road in Tsarist times were obligated to maintain gardens to make the road attractive. In Soviet times, the road was widened, and curently you will find no gardens there. The recently constructed Third Ring is not much use for tourists but is a heavily used motorway which absorbs a bit of Moscow's traffic. Finally, the outer edge of Moscow is largely defined by the Moscow Ring Road, a motorway which is over 100 kilometres long and encircles the entire city. Finally, a Fourth Ring is due to be built between the Third Ring and the Moscow Ring Road in the next years, much needed to relief a bit of the growing pressure on Moscow's existing other (ring)roads.
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Check the All in one Moscow Search Engine for public transportation.
Moscow has an eloborate and wide spread subway system. There are 12 lines and 172 stations covering a total length of 278 kilometres. The Moscow Metro uses magnetic cards (contact cards) for tickets with a fixed number of journeys (up to 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 60 and 70 journeys for 30 days from the day of the first journey). 60 roubles (approximately US$2) will get you a ticket valid for 5 trips of any distance. The Moscow Metro is open from about 5:30am until 1:00am. During peak hours, trains run roughly every 90 seconds on most lines. At other times during the day, they run about every two to three and a half minutes, and every six to ten minutes late at night. Most station names are only printed in Cyrillic, so travellers are recommended to learn how to pronounce the letters of the cyrillic alphabet to make travelling the metro easier.
Every large street in the city is served by at least one bus and one trolleybus route, which necessitate an abundance of trolley wires in the city. Most Moscow buses and trolleybuses operate 05:30am-01:00am.
Numbers with an added 'k' or red sign are shorter routes than their regular counterparts (for example bus 164 has a longer itinerary than 164k).
Numbers with an added 'H' indicate night services, few other routes also operate during the night.
Buses and trolleybuses never seem to follow their schedules, mostly due to traffic jams and delays, but they are frequent until the late evening.
A trolleybus route map is available online. A useful mobile app called Yandex Transport helps you locate a nearest bus, trolleybus or tram on the line.
Velobike operates a bike sharing network that has over 2,700 bicycles available at over 300 bike stations throughout city. To use it, you first have to register the web site or via the mobile app. Membership rates are RUB150 per day or RUB500 for a month. Usage fees, which are in addition to membership fees, vary, but the first 30 minutes are free. This is intentional to encourage people to use the system for short place-to-place trips; however, after riding for 30 minutes, you can dock your bike into a station, wait 2 minutes, and then take the bike out again to restart the timer. The service is only operational in the spring and summer months, but extending the operational season is currently being contemplated.
Dining establishments in Moscow range from food stalls near metro stations to quick canteen-style 'Stolovaya' eateries to American-style fast food chains to overpriced restaurants catering to tourists to high-end restaurants where you can spend RUB10,000.
Restaurants and cafes promising "European and Caucasus cuisine" generally cater to tourists and are usually bad; seek a restaurant that specializes in a single region instead (Georgian, Russian, Italian, French, etc.).
Many small restaurants offer lunch specials costing RUB200-250. These deals are valid from 12:00 to 15:00 and include a cup of soup or an appetizer, a small portion of the main dish of the day, bread and a non-alcoholic beverage.
Authentic ethnic food from countries of the nearby Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia) is common in Moscow. Japanese food, including sushi, rolls, tempura, and steakhouses are very popular in Moscow. Other Asian cuisines including Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese are becoming increasing more common.
Moscow has several café chains with great coffee including Coffeemania , Coffee Bean, and Starbucks. Moscow also has a good selection of tea saloons. High-quality infusion teas such as Newby, are widely available in cafes, both in packets and loose.
Asking to add boiling water to the tea you ordered earlier is a practice that some cafes don't welcome, but normally it's acceptable.
|Boulevard Apartment||1-st Kolobovsky pereulok 15/6, building 1, apt 31||Apartment||-|
|Capital Hostel||5/6, Malaya Ordynka, Moscow||Hostel||85|
|Comrade Hostel||Maroseyka street 11 3rd floor||Hostel||91|
|Godzillas Hostel||Bolshoi Karetnyy 6||Hostel||92|
|Golden Ring Hostel & apartments||Pogdestvenka st 5/7 Rogdestvenka st 5/7||HOSTEL||-|
|HM Hostel||Ap.14, Maly Afansyevskiy 1/33||Hostel||84|
|Bulgakov (HomeFromHome) Hostel||Arbat street 49, apt 9||Hostel||76|
|Hostel Central Moscow||Kutuzovsky prospect 24||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Oasis||Strastnoy bulvar 4/3 2 floor||Hostel||77|
|Hotel Akvarel-Moscow||12, Stoleshnikov alleyway building 3||Hotel||-|
|Orekhovo Hotel, Moscow||Shipilovsky Proezd, 43 korp.1 39||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Rus-Moscow||21st km of Warsaw highway||Hotel||-|
|Kremlin suite||Zemlyanoi Wal 39/1||Apartment||-|
|Moscow Central Apartments||29 Leninsky pr. office 401-408||Apartment||-|
|Moscow Home-Hostel||2 Neopalimovsky per.1/12||Hostel||74|
|Napoleon Hostel||Maly Zlatoustinskiy Street Dom 2, 4th Floor||Hostel||65|
|Near Kremlin Apartments||New Arbat 6||Apartment||56|
|Nova House||4 Devyatkin pereulok Apt. 6||Guesthouse||-|
|Old Arbat Deluxe||Bolshoy Afanasevskiy Lane 11/13||Apartment||-|
|Petrovka Loft||17/2 41 Petrovka Street||Hotel||77|
|Pushkin Square (o)||office 533, 35, ulitsa Old Arbat (5th storey)||Apartment||-|
|Sadovaya Apartment||office 533, 35, ulitsa Old Arbat (5th storey)||Apartment||-|
|Suharevka (Lenin Hostel)||Bolshaya Sukharevskaya Square 16/18 Apt. 5||Hostel||-|
|Taganka Apartment||office 533, 35, ulitsa Old Arbat (5th storey)||Apartment||-|
|Trans-Siberian Hostel||Barashevskiy Per. 12||Hostel||-|
|Yellow Blue Bus Hostel||4 Tverskaya - Yamskaya #5 Apt. 8||Hostel||-|
|Chocolate||Degtyarniy lane, house 15, building 1 Apt 4||Hostel||86|
|Artel Artistic Hostel||Teatraniy Proezd, 3 (through the arc)||Hostel||-|
|Moscow Style Hostel||Tverskaya St, 15, ap. 80||Hostel||81|
|Shelter||Bolshoy Kharitonyevsky Lane 13||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Sonia||str. 4 Tverskaya Yamskaya, 12||Hostel||-|
|Buddy Bear Hostel||str. Smolenskii boulevard 15, apartment 13.||Hostel||-|
|Rainbow Hostel||Luchnikov lane House 7/4, Building 6, 4th floor||Hostel||-|
|Hotel Bitsa-Moscow||Balaklavskii prospekt d.33,||Hotel||-|
|Day'n'Night Hostel||Luchnikov Lane 7/4 building 6, 3rd floor||HOSTEL||73|
|Hostel-museum Red Star||Muranovskaya st.4, Entrance 3, Ground Floor, Apt 100||Hostel||-|
|Moscow City Center Hostel||Tverskaya, 27, 8th floor appart.83||HOSTEL||-|
|Tsvetnoy Boulevard Apartment||Bolshoy Sykharevskiy per 2/24 Unit 4||Apartment||-|
|Hostel Home from Home||Entrance 2, Ap.9 Arbat St. 49||Hostel||-|
|Maxima Slavia Hotel||44 Yaroslavskoe Shosse||HOTEL||-|
|Maxima Zarya Hotel||Gostinichnaya St., 4/9||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Izmaylovo 3*||Izmaylovskoye Highway 71||Hostel||-|
|Kvart Apartments Arbat||Noviy Arbat,16||Apartment||-|
|A la Russe Hotel & Hostel||Voznesenskiy Str,build.5||HOSTEL||-|
|Gagarin Hostel||Krivokolenny lane 8/1 app 8 dial 8K2339||Hostel||-|
|Moscow Ideal Hostel||Maroseika 13, building 3, 6 floor, apartment 62||Hostel||78|
|TNT Hostel Moscow||5 Zvonarskiy per.,3rd floor||Hostel||-|
|Ohostel||Ul. Malaya Ordynka, 19, 3rd floor||Hostel||-|
|Basilica Hostel||Serebryanicheskiy pereulok 1a||Hostel||87|
|All The World Hostel Moscow||Bolshaya Tulskaya St., 54, 1 floor||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostel Orange on Basmannaya||Novaya Basmannaya 16 building 4, entrance 4 apartment 38||Hostel||-|
|Trip and Sleep||Denegniy Pereulok 9/5||Hostel||-|
|Matreshka Hostel||2-nd Neopalimovskiy pereulok 3 metro Park Kultury (ring line)||Hostel||-|
|1st Arbat Hostel||Maliy Kakovinskiy pereulok, 4, bld. 1, app. 8||Hostel||-|
|Bagration Guesthouse||Kutuzovsky avenue 30/32||Guesthouse||-|
|City Realty Kremlin Deluxe||Sivtsev Vrazhek lane 15/25||Apartment||-|
|4 Rooms Home Hotel||Bolshoy Karetny lane 17 building 3, flat 110 (porch №7, leftmost)||Hotel||-|
|Galina's Flat||Chaplygina Str 8 -35||Guesthouse||81|
|Fresh Hostel||Sretenka str. 26/1, 3 entrance (door code 18B1597 3rd floor||HOSTEL||87|
|7 Sky Hostel||Miasnitskaya Street 21/8 build 5, ap. 24||HOSTEL||75|
|Taganka Hostel||Marksistskaia street 34/2 Vorontsovskaya street 35B-2||Hostel||81|
|3 Penguins||Petrovsky boulevard 17/1 flat 6||Hostel||-|
|Prosto Hostel||1st yamskogo polya street||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Orange at Presnya||Sredny Tishinsky Pereulok 10 entrance 1, doorphone code #656 Floor 2||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Orange na Sadovom||Sadovaya-Spasskaya Str.17/2 doorphone code 9B2190, floor 8||Hostel||-|
|Traveller Hostel & Hotel||Sadovaya-Samotechnaya, 15/1||HOSTEL||-|
|Pyjamas Hostel||Bolshoy Zlatoustinsky, 3A/2, 45||HOSTEL||80|
|Fabrika Hostel & Gallery on Red October||Bersenyevskiy pereulok, 5, building 3, 4 floor||HOSTEL||-|
|C&C Apartment||5th Kozhukhovskaya str., 32, bldg.1||APARTMENT||-|
|Moscow Rentals||Borisoglebskiy pereulok, 12 Kazanskiy pereulok 8||Apartment||-|
|Hostel New Arbat||New Arbat 2||Hostel||-|
|Pushkin Hostel||Bolshaya Bronnaya street, 27/4||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Versailles||Tverskaya street, 12-7||Hostel||-|
|Green ManGO Hostel||Novaya Basmannaya st. 25/2||Hostel||-|
|Vanilla Bed and Breakfast||Bol. Kozikhinskiy Pereulok 4||Guesthouse||-|
|People Hotel||Novinsky boulevard, 11||HOTEL||-|
|108 Minutes Hostel||Malaya Ordynka, 5/6, bld.4, apt.3||HOSTEL||-|
|Panamas Hostel||Bolshoy Zlatoustinskyi Pereulok 3A/2 App.1||HOSTEL||-|
|Souvenir Hostel||Spiridonovka street, 26||Hostel||-|
|ModernHostel||Mantulinskaya Street Building 10||Hostel||-|
|Bananas Hostel Moscow||Pokrovsky blvd, 8 bld.2||HOSTEL||-|
|Giraffe Hostel||Apartment 14, 2nd floor Bol'shaya Gruzinskaya st.32.10||Apartment||-|
|Academika Hostel||15 Smolenskiy blvd.||Hostel||-|
|Pocrov Hotel||105062, Pokrovka str., 40b, Moscow||Hotel||-|
|Bear Hostels on Mayakovskaya||Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya 32 Constr.2, floor #4||HOSTEL||69|
|Panda Hostel||1st Shchipkovsky lane, 18||HOSTEL||-|
|Kvart Apartments Belorusskaya||Belorusskaya||APARTMENT||-|
|Master Otel||Moscow Maroseyka str.13/3||Hostel||-|
|Kvart Apartments Tverskaya||Oruzheyniy lane,5||Apartment||-|
|Kvart Apartments Kievskaya||Kievskaya||APARTMENT||-|
|Kvart Apartments Prospekt Mira||Orlovo-Davidovskiy per,1||APARTMENT||-|
|Dmitrovka Hostel||Bolashaya Dmitrovka str., 22||HOSTEL||-|
|Philipp||New Arbat 10 Philippovsky lane 18||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Central Hostel Moscow||Novinskiy boulevard 28/35 apt 2, floor #2||HOSTEL||-|
|Columb||Zubovskiy blv 35, str. 1, kv. 1||HOSTEL||-|
|iVAN Hostel||Petrovsky pereulok, 1/30, apt. 23.||HOSTEL||90|
|Bear Hostels on Arbatskaya||Bolshaya Molchanovka 23 Construction 2, f||HOSTEL||75|
|Kassado Plaza - Moscow||Mnevniki Street 3 Bld.2||HOTEL||-|
|Hostel Mirgorod||Наш адрес г.Москва. ул.Покровк||Hostel||-|
|Chillax Hostel||2-y Kolobovskiy pereulok, 9/2||HOSTEL||-|
|Maxima Panorama Hotel||4 Masterkova str.||HOTEL||-|
|Okhotnik Hotel||1, Golovinskoye Shosse||HOTEL||-|
|Ibis Moscow Paveletskaya Hotel||Shchipok Str 22 Bld. 1||HOTEL||-|
|Maxima Irbis Hotel||1 Gostinichnaya str.||HOTEL||-|
|Tverskaya Loft||Tverskaya Street 12/7 apartment 257||HOSTEL||81|
|Hotel Postal||Alexander Solzhenitsyn Street, 10/1||HOTEL||-|
|Dinamo Aprtment||33a Leningradsky Ave.||APARTMENT||-|
|The Hostel Orange on Kutuzovsky||Kutuzovsky proezd building 6 entrance 2||Hostel||-|
|Da! Hostel||(Old) Arbat, 11||HOSTEL||79|
|Hostel DOM||Podsosenskiy pereulok 21 building 5||HOSTEL||-|
|Petr 1 Hostel||73-G Izmailovskoe Shosse str.||HOSTEL||-|
|Embassy Suite||Novinskiy Boulevard 15||APARTMENT||-|
|High Rise Deluxe||Kudrinskaya Square 1||APARTMENT||-|
|City Centre Olympic Suite||Sadovo-Sukharevskaya, 13/15||APARTMENT||-|
|Old Arbat Theatre Suite||Bol'shoi Nikolopeskovskiy Pereulok 6||APARTMENT||-|
|Ministry Deluxe||Smolenskiy Boulevard 22/14||APARTMENT||-|
|Tverskaya Deluxe||1-Ya Tverskaya-Yamskaya 15||APARTMENT||-|
|Guesthouse & Hostel Flat No7||Bol'shie Kamenshiki, d. 4, kv. 7||HOSTEL||78|
|Apple Hostel Moscow||Big Spasoglinitshevsky Lane 6/1||HOSTEL||85|
|Safari Hostel||Petrovka 26, Str. 8||HOSTEL||80|
|Tipo Hostel Light||Prospekt Mira 105||HOSTEL||-|
|Private Room in Moscow||proezd Solomennou Storojki-6||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Cinema Hostel Moscow||Maly Zlatoustinsky Side- Street, 2||HOSTEL||-|
|Traveller Hostel&Hotel||Bolshaya Tulskaya 54, Apt 1||HOSTEL||-|
|MamaRo Apartments||22, Spiridonovka St.||APARTMENT||-|
|Hostel Free Style||Rozhdestvenskiy Bul'var, 5/7||HOSTEL||-|
|Nomad Hostel||21/8 Myasnitskaya str., bld.5, Apt. 23||HOSTEL||-|
|Shelter||Petrovka street 17 building 8||HOSTEL||-|
|Kiev Style Hostel||Kreshatik St. 15||Hostel||-|
|Artist hostel on Chistie Prudi||Arkhangelsky pereulok build.11/16, corp.4, ap. 57.||Hostel||-|
|Artist hostels||Baumanskaya street 2||Hostel||-|
|Comfortable homestay in Moscow Russia||der. Saburovo 7a Krasnogork||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Grossotel||Prechistenskaya nab., d. 15||HOTEL||-|
|Hostel Stolichnyi||Serafimovicha 2, pod.10, etazh 6.||HOSTEL||-|
|Backpacker Ecohostel||Starosadskiy pereulok, 5/8 str.3||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostel Lapti||Partiyniy Pereulok 1/2||Hostel||-|
|Z-Hostel||Znamenka st, 15, app. 16||HOSTEL||-|
|Petrovka Hotel||17/5 Petrovka St||Hotel||-|
|Lapti Design Hostel||1 Partiynyy per., bld. 2||HOSTEL||-|
|Fabrika Hostel & Gallery on Arbat||Sivcev Vrazhek per. 19||HOSTEL||-|
|Welcome Home Hostel||Smolenskiy Bul’var 6/8, 129 k||HOTEL||-|
|City Loft Rooms||Merzlyakovskiy lane 15||HOSTEL||-|
|Faro hostel||Arbat 25/36, 7||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostel Gol'yanovo||Gol'yanovskiy Proezd 4a s1||HOSTEL||-|
|At Atelier||Sadovnicheskaya Street 25||HOSTEL||-|
|Intermark Serviced Apartments||Noviy Arbat 25||Apartment||-|
|Seasons hostel||Bolshaia Ordynka 9/13||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Stariy Zamok||Serafimovicha 2||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostel Sops||Myasnitskaya Street 46 bld 2||Hostel||-|
|TimeHome Hostel||Myasnitskaya street , 15 App 13||Hostel||-|
|ABC hostel Moscow||Serafimovicha Street 2||HOSTEL||-|
|ABC Hostel||309 Serafimovicha str. 2 Entrance 16 4 floor||Hostel||-|
|Evropa Hostel||Sadovaya Triumfal'naya 16/2||HOSTEL||-|
|Top-Hostel||Большой казенный переулок||HOSTEL||-|
|Plaza Hostel||Entr.1, Build3, Maly Zlatoustinskiy Sidestreet||HOSTEL||-|
|Oh So Indie House Hostel||Apartment 21, Floor 3, 20, Povarskaya Street, Arbatskaya,||HOSTEL||-|
|Sleepbox Hotel||1-ya Tverskays-Yamskaya st. 27||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostel Moscow Izmaylovo||Первомайская верх. ул., д36 с1||HOSTEL||-|
|Landmark Hostel||Moscow, Russia Starovagankovskiy pereulok 15||HOSTEL||78|
|Apartment Potemkin at Tverskaya||1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya, 7||HOSTEL||-|
|Arizona Dream||Москва, Малая Бронная 24/4||HOSTEL||-|
|Old Moscow||Maroseyka street 13/1||HOTEL||-|
|Petrovka Sky Hostel||Petrovka Street 17/1||HOSTEL||-|
|DK Hostel||Москва, Пятницкая 53/18 корп 1||HOSTEL||-|
|City Comfort Hotel||Build. 3, Maly Zlatoustinskiy Sidestreet||HOTEL||-|
|ZaZaZoo||3A, 10, Maliy Zlatoustinsky lane street||HOSTEL||-|
|Maxima Zarya Hotel||Gostinichnaya Street 4/9||Hotel||-|
|Hostel D'Arbat||119019, Moscow, Noviy Arbat str. 6,||HOSTEL||-|
|Chicago Hostel||Zhukovskogo Street 4 Bld 1, Basmanny||HOSTEL||-|
|By Crocus||Moscow, 3-ya Myakininskaya Street 20A||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Semenovskiy Mini Hotel||Moscow, Lechebnaya Street, 3||GUESTHOUSE||-|
You will need a work visa which is not an easy process. The visa needs to be arranged well in advance of travelling. It is possible to work in Moscow, you just need to find a good company to support you.
Russia is a huge country, and excess to the internet varies a lot. The main cities and tourist places have (free) wifi excess at lots of places, like restaurants and cafes (McDonald's is always a safe bet). Internet cafes are present in larger places as well. Rural areas and especially if you venture into remote and/or mountainous areas have little excess at all. Most travellers will find connections though when using their phone or tablet.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The emergency number is 112. The country code for Russia is 7. Russian phone numbers have an area code with three, four or five digits (according to their province), followed by an individual number with, respectively, 7, 6 or 5 digits, always yielding 10 digits in total. The three digit code 800 is used for toll-free calls. Mobile phones always have three-digit "area" codes and seven-digit numbers. Calls within any one area code may omit the area code (except in Moscow). Inter-area code calls within Russia: 8 (wait for tone) full Russian number including area code. The international access code for dialling outwith Russia is the sequence of 8 (wait for secondary tone and then) 10. International calls to Russia, as always, replace the plus sign (+) in the international phone format with the local international access code for the country you're calling from, followed by Russia's country code of 7 followed by the individual Russian phone number including area code.
You will require a SIM-unlocked GSM 900 / 1800 compatible international cell phone when buying a Russian SIM card. If you do not have your own international cell phone, it's best to buy a cheap cell phone with some value on the card. Foreigners can purchase a local SIM card by showing your passport. BeeLine is considered to be the best in terms of reliability and connections quality. However Megafon's services can be a bit cheaper.
Russian Post is the national postal service of Russia. It's English version is currently under construction, but mainly involves the track&trace system. The domestic post is reasonably reliable, and sending international mail is fairly reliable but slow, taking at least a few weeks to European countries, longer to the USA or Australia for example. The delivery of mail sent from abroad to Russia is highly unreliable, and people or companies tend to use foreign adresses, from where a private carrier sends it to Russia. Alternatives like poste restante are non-existent with Russian Post. Most cities and large towns in Russia have a Central Post Office (Glavpochtamt), which also sells stamps and envelopes, and usually has fax services and Internet availability, though the latter mostly not in smaller places. Also, many hotels have postal services, including mail boxes. Post offices tend to keep long hours, usually from 8:00am or 9:00am until 8:00pm or 9:00pm Monday to Friday, and closing earlier during weekends. The main central post offices in the biggest cities keep even longer hours. For sending parcels, you can also try services by DHL Russia and FedEx Russia. For all mail you can use the regular alphabet, though maybe include the country's name in Cyrillic. For sending post to Russia (or trying to receive it) note that addresses should be in reverse order: Russia, postal code, city, street address, name.
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