A large number of doors does not mean that the entrance is somewhere near.Vitaliy Belousov/Sputnik
Russia is a country of closed doors. A typical situation is that only one out of five installed doors will open. At best, on each of the other
This phenomenon applies to shopping centers, theaters, museums, the metro, and other doors in the country, and it has long since moved from the realm of practicality to one of
Choose a place that’s part of a chain.Ruslan Krivobok/Sputnik
Locals dress as they fancy.Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Don't believe what you see from your hotel window. People out and about wearing T-shirts are not a sign of warm weather. This is Russia, and a young man in light sportswear may be walking down the street alongside a woman in a warm puffer jacket, while the thermometer shows 15 °C. Locals dress as they fancy. All winter people have felt a longing for summer clothes and for
Prices at least twice as high as what you should pay.Alexey Malgavko/Sputnik
In duty-free shops at Russian airports vodka is expensive.Vitaliy Timkiv/TASS
And in duty-free shops at Russian airports vodka is expensive. Vodka at airports is overpriced even without added duties, which cancels out the whole advantage of buying it
It is one big "trap".Asya Dobrovolskaya/TASS
Prices in Arbat restaurants are set following the same principle: Tourists pay the highest prices. Arguably only Starbucks and McDonald's can be trusted - they are the same everywhere. For really authentic Russian cuisine and the most interesting gastronomic experience, you'd better not look on this most popular pedestrian street.
The same also applies to Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg. Don't buy paintings there. And look for a matryoshka doll somewhere else…unless you want to pay between $5 and $50 more.
It has twin stations, double platforms, misleading station names...Konstantin Kokoshkin/Global Look Press
Moscow’s metro is one of the world’s most convenient and easiest to understand. But even it is not perfect. It has twin stations, double platforms, misleading station names, and other secrets about which tourists are not told. For example,
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