Saint Petersburg [Санкт-Петербург], a city located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea has had a very interesting history. Founded in 1703 by the tsar, Peter I (Peter the Great), it was the capital of Imperial Russia for more than 200 years (approximately 1713 thru 1918). [...]
As quickly as it arrived, my love affair with Moscow came to an end and now I am finding a new love affair, St. Petersburg. The last few days in Moscow were spent visiting some of the numerous museums, providing insight into the history of both Moscow and the Russian Federation. Most notably the State [...]
The journey to Russia was pretty uneventful. My flight from Minneapolis to Amsterdam departed on time and actually arrived earlier than anticipated with an actual flying time of 7 hours 15 minutes. That is the fastest I have ever flown this route. Schiphol was Schiphol. They should name a terminal after me with the number [...]
Today, not just 2 days after my Russian visa arrived in the mail I have purchased a flight from St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport on 12-sept-2009 at 16:50. The flight information is: 12-september-09 (D) Pulkovo International Airport, St. Petersburg, Russia 16:50 operated by Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (A) [...]
Yeah! After many weeks of waiting my Russian visa is finally here….. yeah.
The day has come. I have filled my application out, created my cover letter, received my invitation & confirmation and sent everything off to Red Star Travel in Seattle, Washington. Hopefully I should know by the middle of next week as to whether I have been approved or denied this visa. . . Let’s keep [...]
Who would have thought that getting a visa would be so much work and so much money… for those of you who don’t know, a visa is a stamp or sometimes a sticker which indicates that a person is authorized to enter the country in which the visa was issues. It is subject to permission [...]
Today I looking online and came across a deal that is just too good to pass up. Roundtrip airfare to Moscow for just $585. So I had to snatch it up, a mere $235 more than flying to New York. The flight information is: 03-september-09 (D) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport 15:10 operated by Northwest Airlines [...]