DD (2015-08-10) St. Petersburg

Dear Dollary (2015-08-10)

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Seriously.  Russia is amazing.  Go there now. Perhaps my Russian люблю праздник is only because I came in with lower expectations, but overall it’s been an amazing week here.  I wish we had more time.  We could have spent a week in Moscow and two in St. Petersburg. Opulence.  Russia haz it. Ah, remember this commercial? St. Petersburg is B-E-A-utiful. …

Dear Dollar-y (2015-08-07) Moscow

Dear Dollary (2015-08-07)

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Moscow, Russia August 7, 2015 So I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect of Moscow.  Since we are moving every few days… we do not always have time to research our destination ahead of time.  But I think that generally speaking my expectation was for drab, concrete, Soviet-era buildings.  Like these: And of course I expected to see Candy Land  St. Basil’s …

How to Get a Russian Visa

The Hunt for Red August – How to Get a Russian Visa

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So Russia had better be очень worth it. After a few weeks, a lot of stress (at the beginning), and $700-ish dollars, today we received our passports back from the Russian Embassy… complete with newly-issued three-year multiple-entry tourist visas!  To sum the whole thing up, getting a Russian visa is an exercise in knowing when to hire a professional. Initially …