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Russian city you would most like to visit?

Russian City You would most like to visit?  

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  1. 1. What Russian city would you most like too visit? Why?

    • Moscow
      4
    • St. Petersburg
      14
    • Other (explain)
      10


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St. Petersburg is great and in a lot of ways I like it more than Moscow. But I want to visit family, so I vote other.


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St. Petersburg is great and in a lot of ways I like it more than Moscow. But I want to visit family, so I vote other.

What city would you visit? There were too many cities in Russia to list.


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St. Petersburg is great and in a lot of ways I like it more than Moscow. But I want to visit family, so I vote other.

What city would you visit? There were too many cities in Russia to list.

I voted St. Pete because it is the best (IMHO) of the choices that are listed, but if you want to see something really cool, go to Sochi. I have never seen a place like it. It goes from sea to beach to mountains in the span of about 2 km. About 35 km past the initial front range you get to the real mountains (where the 2014 Olympics will be) It has beautiful parks, you can hike and fish and go to the beach. I enjoy myself every time I go.


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I need to get out to the Russian Far East where my wife is from. Never been to her hometown so I'd like to see that at least once. (Probably only once!) And then Khabarovsk and Vladivostok as well. From the photos she's sent me over the years, both looked like pretty nice places.

If all goes well, someday we'll have a nice VIP car on the Trans-Siberian and we'll roll all the way from Moscow to Vlad. Heading over to check MegaMillions results now.....


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Interestingly, Vika wants to take me to St. Pete too. She has only been once, but raves about it. Amazing first impression, since she shared a cabin with three strangers for about 10,000 days to get there. 20 hours to Lvov was 19 hours too much for me.

Even more interestingly - no one has chosen Moscow yet. I only created the category "other" because I realized that there are way too many cities in Russia that are reputedly worth a visit. The poll choices are limited to twelve. :)


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I would have gone anywhere to meet Svetlana . . . but I can't say I'm disappointed she lives in St. Petersburg.

They even made it nice and mild for me (-2C) last February.

Of course, I'm not looking forward to the possibility of no hot water when I visit next week.

Svetlana told me a few weeks ago that they turn off the hot water for most of July in Russia to repair a decrepit system (to make sure it works in winter, obviously).

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Even more interestingly - no one has chosen Moscow yet.

There are several of us on here who've been to Moscow already so by default, we're going to pick another city. Well, that and Moscow is pretty much an over-priced dump of a city with only a handful of things to see, all of which take about two or three days total.

I would go back to Moscow someday.... but only if I was rich. And single. Probably both, rich and single as it's a pretty pricey place to visit and I've already seen most of the sites.


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I agree with Slim - most of us have been to Moscow already so we'll pick someplace else. Haven't been to St. Petersburg, so that's my pick. Sergeiv Posad was very nice, even in winter (or perhaps especially in winter). On our first trip back to Russia, we plan on travelling to the Urals to see where Natasha (and much of her family) was born.


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You should all check out Irkutsk and Lake Baikal,


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Surprised Kazan Tiger hasn't piped up on this, but Kazan is one of the more beautiful cities I've ever seen. Lots to do there, and because there is such a cultural confluence, the people are interesting and pretty friendly as far as Russians go. Highly recommended if you want to get off the beaten path but still remain in some semblance of civilzation. :)

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