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Crossing the Russian Border via Finland

Crossing the Russian Border via Finland

It is a popular (mis)conception that border guards the world over can be officious, cold and unfeeling. This is particularly true of Russia and other states who have, historically, been quite closed off to the rest of the world. No doubt this has left more than one traveller a little concerned when the time came to interact with these guards. I certainly felt this way; ...
December 8, 2014 - Comments
Real Russia Visits Russia!

Real Russia Visits Russia!

Over the last two weeks, I have had the pleasure of travelling through Finland and Russia, experiencing the people, places, food, culture and, importantly, the trains. Over the next few weeks, I shall be trying to sum up my experiences into a series of blogs in order to give you a brief ‘insider view’ into the good, the bad, and the ugly, of travelling in this ...
November 17, 2014 - Comments
New timetable for Rossiya Train 2 on Trans-Siberian Route

New timetable for Rossiya Train 2 on Trans-Siberian Route

Russian Railways, RZD, have announced a change to the current schedule of one of their most famous trains on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

April 16, 2013 - Comments
Dynamic pricing introduced for some train routes

Dynamic pricing introduced for some train routes

From 1st March 2013 Russian Railways (RZD) are introducing “dynamic pricing” to some train routes.
February 20, 2013 - Comments
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