We are a family of 5 arriving in Moscow from Australia in July we will be travelling to St Petersburg after 2 nights stay in Moscow. Thanks in advance. I can't tell you where to stay in Moscow but avoid the Belgrad hotel at all costs - just read the reviews on here to get an idea it's truly diabolical!! Definitely take the train - we went from St Petersburg to Moscow on the train on We had a little 2 berth compartment which was extremely comfortable luxurious by other Russian train standards , came with a choice of meal each quite nice but could've been hotter.
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We disembark and file inside but our host, Saakashvili, the current governor of the Odessa region and former president of Georgia, is nowhere to be found. The other guests are unfailingly polite, but I still feel like an impostor among the politicians, the diplomats, the dissidents from Moscow, the businessmen and the coterie of impossibly perfect and perfumed models. We stand around talking a little nervously in small groups, speculating about how Saakashvili, the consummate PR-savvy showman, will make what will undoubtedly be an absurdly theatrical entrance. Suddenly the show begins. Floodlights come on full blast and the Euromaidan anthem Vstavay by Ukrainian band Okean Elzy begins to play. Seconds later, Saakashvili emerges from the shadows sweating in a rumpled suit. He positions himself behind a podium decorated with the coat of arms of Ukraine.
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Take an opportunity to visit three most interesting cities of Ukraine and Russia in just 12 days. Spend the first days of your tour in the capital of Ukraine Kiev — city with years of history, which boasts both the tranquility of an ancient city and the frenzy of a newly independent nation. Get deep into the spirit of the biggest city of Russia walking on the famous Arbat Street and be surprised by new skyscrapers of modern Moscow-city.
Petersburg is quite close to Finland and Estonia, so it's very easy to get to from Northern Europe Helsinki and Tallin. From there you can either travel directly to Moscow about km or make a stopover in one of the destinations along the main railway line see the interactive map below with short descriptions of each place. This free independent travel guide to Russia exists thanks to the commission we get when you order these hand-picked trusted third-party services or when you buy our book.