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Hotels Cost During the 2018 World Cup in Russia

We are getting closer to the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which is super exciting! Not long ago, the Russian government set a cap for the minimum and maximum rates of hotels during the 2018 World Cup. This should prevent hoteliers from hiking up the prices above the set limit for each of the 11 cities, that will host the 2018 World Cup. I think it’s something important to know for those who are planning to go to Russia for the World Cup, so they can plan their budget accordingly. Let’s take a closer look and answer to the question “how much will hotels cost during the 2018 World Cup in Russia”.

Daniil Timin
March 23, 2016
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Construction of the Volgograd Arena for the 2018 World Cup

The Volgograd Arena in Volgograd city is one of the stadiums for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which is currently under construction. Its located in the historic part of Volgograd close to the Mamayev Kurgan and the Motherland Calls statue. The stadium will have a capacity of over 45,000 spectators and its planned to be built by 2017.

Daniil Timin
March 22, 2016
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Lake Baikal in the Winter – Driving on Frozen Lake Baikal

From year to year more and more people are visiting Lake Baikal in the winter time. After seeing beautiful pictures of the frozen lake and hearing cool stories about driving on frozen Lake Baikal, a lot of visitors are wanting to experience it. But not everyone realizes that it is a pretty dangerous activity and it’s something that very much depends on weather conditions. Here, in this post, I would like to tell you more details on going to Baikal in the winter and everything there is to know about driving on frozen Lake Baikal.

Daniil Timin
March 10, 2016
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Why Did Russia Annex Crimea?

Isn’t it crazy how fast time flies? It has already been two years since Russia invaded Crimea at the end of February of 2014, and a few weeks after that the Crimean’s voted to join Russia at the referendum. It was a very complicated move by the Russian President Vladimir Putin – no wonder it was followed by an extremely negative reaction from the Western countries. There are hundreds of different opinions about what happened in Crimea. I think they all have the right to life, because you can always look at situations from different sides and perspectives. Here in this post I would like to answer the question “why did Russia annex Crimea” and talk about the reasoning for Mr. Putin to make such a move, especially, when he knew that it will have a very negative impact on Russia’s relations with the West.

Daniil Timin
March 2, 2016
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Driving From Belarus to Russia

Several times on the internet I came across advice not to travel through Belarus to Russia and being traveled mostly through Belarus numerous times in the last two years I must disagree. Two main reasons for the authors who suggested the above were that Belarus is the main route for trucks and you’ll have to deal with more border regulations on the way.

Daniil Timin
February 18, 2016
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Traveling to Russia in the Winter

Harsh winters are what Russia is world famous for and no wonder a lot of people are trying to travel to Russia during this time of the year. Traveling to Russia in the winter is a lot of fun and it gives you a chance to really see and understand what is Russia all about. I feel like there are a special charm and atmosphere all around you (even when it’s freezing out), which makes the experience of your visit so unique and unforgettable. Let’s talk a little bit more about the winter in Russia: specifics of visiting the country during this time, the best places to see and must things to do. Let’s roll!

Daniil Timin
January 24, 2016
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Compartment (2nd Class) Seating in Russian Trains

Second class seating in Russian trains are also called “kupe” or “compartment”. 2nd class is the most popular one among foreign visitors because it gives you enough comfort and safety for a reasonable price. Let’s take a closer look and learn a bit more about the compartment class seating on the trains in Russia.

Daniil Timin
December 10, 2015
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Blackout in Crimea

The blackout in Crimea happened after power transmission lines in the Ukrainian Kherson region were blown up by a group of radical Crimean Tatars. Electricity to the Crimean peninsula had been cut off the night of November, 21. For the moment, 1.9 million people out of 2.3 million residents living in Crimea have no power. Let’s take a look at some pictures of what is happening in Crimea #rightnow, and how people are dealing with a blackout.

Daniil Timin
November 26, 2015
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Oil Extraction in Arctic Russia – Prirazlomnoye Oil Field

The Russian Prirazlomnoye oil field is the first stationary Arctic oil platform in the world. Its located in the Arctic where 7 months of the year is severe winter with the temperatures as low as -48º Celsius (-54 ºF). During the summer months there are big waves, up to 9 meters (30 ft.) in height and periodic storms… Popular Russian travel blogger Alexander Cheban visited this unique oil field,  here on Russianblogger.me I have a translation of his original blog post. Are you ready to see some cool pictures of the Prirazlomnoye oil field and learn how they extract oil in Arctic Russia?

Daniil Timin
November 17, 2015
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Entry Into Russia For The 2018 World Cup

It is the first post in the category «2018 World Cup». A lot of people, who are planning to go to the 2018 World Cup, are wondering if they’ll need a visa to enter Russia. Aссоrdіng tо the Ruѕѕіаn Prеѕіdеnt Vlаdіmіr Putіn, mаtсh tісkеt-hоldеrѕ wіll bе аllоwеd іntо Ruѕѕіа wіthоut vіѕаѕ durіng thе 2018 Wоrld Cuр. This is great news for all the fans because it makes a trip to Russia for the World Cup so much easier and less stressful.

Daniil Timin
November 5, 2015
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