comrade.jpg (22773 bytes) NITTY GRITTY and BOOKING CONDITIONS

Here we have a selection of additional information that you may find useful when planning your trip to Russia, Central Asia, Mongolia and China.
What we offer
Maps
Russia Information 'Book'.
Sights: Statistics: Climate & More
China Information 'Book'
Central Asia Information 'Book'
Onward 'International' trains from Russia
The Train Itself
St Petersburg - Moscow trains
Timetable for Trans Siberian Routes
Booking Condition & booking form
Russian Visa Information

Australian Passport Holders please read
BIG CHANGE to RUSSIAN Visa Procedures!!!

Australian travellers bound for Russia are being advised that from 1 April 2019, the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Sydney will no longer be providing assistance with visa applications.

According to the Consulate General office website, the process has been outsourced to a third party and will consequently attract an extra fee of AU$43 from April onwards.

To open tomorrow (20 March 2019), the Russian Visa Centre has been established to “simplify the procedure of applying for Russian visas and improve the quality of services for Australian citizens and other nationals applying for visas to enter the Russian Federation”.

The Chinese did this years ago. Now that it is a business we doubt they will make the initial paperwork process any easier :) Hopefully the contactability and turn around will improve.

At least the visa coast came down from $135 to $120 a few weeks ago. It will now be $163.

Russian Visa registration upon arrival
Chinese Visa Information
Mongolian Visa Information
Ferry Japan and Korea to Russia
Adventure In Russia