Travel Advice

Latest travel advice by country including entry requirements, safety and security, travel warnings and health.

Safety in Russia
Precautionary measures that ensure a safe stay in Russian territory are not much different from those generally accepted in most countries.

Prudence and caution are the main ways to avoid trouble. But it is worthwhile to examine some of aspects in greater detail.


Even if you have high confidence in the integrity of your hotel’s staff, you should not leave documents, money, expensive jewelry, phones, or cameras in plain sight and easily accessed. It’s not that every single hotel employee is waiting to snatch your belongings, but all people are different and it is not worthwhile to rely on the proverbial Russian avos’ (happy-go-lucky attitude) just because you're staying in Russia. Believe us, it is not the most reliable guarantee.

Travel with kids
Kids love to travel!
Of course, a teenager between 11 and 12 years old can be considered a child only formally. We know very well that they already have a sufficiently formed personality; he or she is ready for adventures and long walks. 
One should prepare much more thoroughly for holidays with younger children. On the other hand, they are less finicky about the quality and quantity of the places you choose to visit. However, some tips will be useful for parents of children of all ages (under 18 years old, of course).

First and foremost - no matter where you are travelling with your child, do not skimp on insurance. It is not recommended to skimp on insurance in general, this is all the more true when you travel with a kid.
Visiting an Orthodox Church In Russia
Orthodox Christianity came to Russia late in the 10th century, when prince Vladimir Svyatoslavovich decided to adopt Christianity as the state religion.
The Bolshoi Theatre for Students

All full-time students who study at Russian Universities (including international and exchange students) have an opportunity to visit the Bolshoi Theatre for just 100 rubles. It is very important to have a student ID card.