Have anyone been to Russia?

  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 07, 2009 2:07 PM GMT
    All this talk about Putin, shirtless picture and macho image have somehow arouse a curiosity in me about this big mysterious country . The largest country in term of landmass in the world.

    Russia, Siberia , Lake Baikal, Aral lake seem as far as the other side of the moon to me. It sound so secretive, dangerous, and exotic.

    Is there anyone here have been to Russian (especially the eastern side of the country like Siberia) ? How it is like?
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    Aug 07, 2009 2:17 PM GMT
    I've been to Moscow and St. Petersburg. It was one of the few countries I've ever been to where I had trouble communicating with people to get directions,and read signs.

    If you are able to find the hot spots in terms of socializing, you will find it to be very "class" conscious with VIP lists, the velvet rope thing and extra effort made to keep less monied/atractive folks out. Not such a great thing.


    BUT.....my goodness..............the sights..........Amazing. The MEN (and women)........OoooLaLa.
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    Aug 07, 2009 3:54 PM GMT
    I've seen a few gay guys from Russia! HOT!
    But NEVER been

    I work with a guy who's mom came over to USA from a Mail order bride thing! He keeps trying to get me to go over with him!

    My cousin also got married to a Russian girl over in Moscow...the pics looked amazing!
  • HairyMuscle

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    Aug 07, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
    Have been to St. Petersburg. A beautiful city with beautiful people. Has a very different feeling than any other place I have been, still feels oppressed, I didn't see the joy of a country where freedom has reigned for a long time. You could almost taste the country's traditions though. I would suggest going - I was thrilled to have the opportunity to experience it but doubt that I will return.
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    Aug 07, 2009 4:41 PM GMT

    I've been conducting business in Russia for around 10 years now and have been through all regions of the country. There are such tremendous differances across the country it is unreal; from cosmopolitan Moscow to cart age Amur, all is changing.
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    Aug 07, 2009 8:02 PM GMT
    I was in St. Petersburg for 2 days on the Atlantis cruise of the Baltic Sea. It was a great place to visit, though our visit was very controlled.
  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 07, 2009 8:04 PM GMT
    Great guys. I am sure one day I will be going to Russia. Eventhough it not the easiest country to go to from where I live. I have seen some guys from Russia (Igor from Machofucker.dot.com have really huge ..you know what).
    From sportmen, model, ballet dancer and other, they look so attractive and talented.

    The closest I have ever been to Russia was when I was visiting the Great Wall of China and the tourist guide was telling us about the railway track that lead all the way to Russia. I was probably just a couple of hundreds kilometre away from the Chinese/Russian border.
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    Aug 07, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    I'd love to go to St. Petersburg someday and meet my step mom. Cold weather's just not my thing.
  • jgymnast733

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    Aug 07, 2009 8:18 PM GMT
    I went to moscow while on tour with a capoeira company, i had a great time walking around and soaking up the history....
    It was damn cold but beautiful, plus it snowed....The people were friendly and wanted to know stuff about america...
  • coolarmydude

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    Aug 08, 2009 12:02 AM GMT
    I haven't been in present day Russia, but 2 years ago I was in Tajikistan, which was part of the former USSR. I was in Dushanbe, the capital, and it was an interesting experience. It was still very Russian. The older men despised our presence. One club I went to with fellow Soldiers had a Russian mafia vibe with Chinese buisnessman in attendance. The women were dressed like gypsies. It was a very strange, but exciting experience.
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    Aug 08, 2009 12:41 AM GMT
    No, never been, I have heard that St. Petersburg is a beautiful city.
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    Aug 08, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    I visited The Soviet Union.

    The best vacation I have ever had!
  • Koaa2

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    Aug 08, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    FitExecutive saidI was in St. Petersburg for 2 days on the Atlantis cruise of the Baltic Sea. It was a great place to visit, though our visit was very controlled.


    I was also on the Atlantis cruise this year. Had been to St. Petersburg before and found it much improved since the last time I was there. People friendly and try to communicate as much we can with them. Some nie looking guys also.
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    Aug 08, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    Koaa2 said
    FitExecutive saidI was in St. Petersburg for 2 days on the Atlantis cruise of the Baltic Sea. It was a great place to visit, though our visit was very controlled.


    I was also on the Atlantis cruise this year. Had been to St. Petersburg before and found it much improved since the last time I was there. People friendly and try to communicate as much we can with them. Some nie looking guys also.



    i was on the cruise as well...it felt good to be on a guided tour. if this is what it was like 20 years after the "fall" i'd hate to see what it was like 19 years ago...
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    Aug 08, 2009 7:04 AM GMT
    I've been to moscow in the winter...it was very cold... and we landed in the middle of a snowstorm with chains tied to the aircraft wheels.... this was a lot of snow. Its an exciting country but people are very cold and never smile.. also moscow is a very seggregated city.. you have to know the right people to get in anywhere..... stay away from the poor areas in Moscow.. they are horribly dangerous.. there is a lot of Mafia.. a lot of crime and poverty. At that time I was dating a Russian Banker who lived in Moscow and I lived in New York those days....it was an exciting experience but I wouldn't go back to Russia now.. its a dangerous country with a lot of desperate people who want to leave it. But it does feel like another world of its own... it was once a very powerful country and the remains of that past are still evident in everything u see there.
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    Aug 08, 2009 7:35 AM GMT
    In fact one is in the process of arranging to go to Russia, as My husband number two is a tall blond Russian, a truly beautiful man, and person; I've truly been blessed to have him in my life.

    His Grand Pa was High ranking in the USSR military, and his Pa was high ranking too, so he has lined a privileged life in Russia, and still does.

    So this offers me protection there, gives me a guide too, and I know I'll have a wonderful experience. I long to see Saint Peter, and the Hermitage, and all the art. Must be the best Imperial City in all the world.
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    Nov 21, 2015 7:04 PM GMT
    Yes I love travelling to Russia. I mostly visit Moscow and St.Petersburg because I have lot's of friends there also,Russia is definitely one of my favorite countries.icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 21, 2015 8:52 PM GMT
    anything can happen is russia, russians hardly obey laws in their country, tourists sights mainly is not a problem, but roads are not safe, russian driving is one of the worst, generally it is peacful country in a sense that there are almost no conflicts and yes russia is homophobic, not as homophobic as isalmic shithole, but you can still get into big trouble for being openly homosexual that's for sure
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 21, 2015 8:56 PM GMT
    I have no interest or desire to visit Russia. Especially with the fierce dictator Vladimir Putin as President. That man has a screw loose.
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    Nov 21, 2015 8:57 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI have no interest or desire to visit Russia. Especially with the fierce dictator Vladimir Putin as President. That man has a screw loose.



    yes he does he is bringing the russia into deeper and deeper dictatorship and religious censorship
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    Nov 22, 2015 4:06 AM GMT
    Too cold.....still and too late. Will never go. I could give a shit. I have the beach and All the goodness of this country!

    #happythanksgiving
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    Nov 22, 2015 5:47 AM GMT
    Would like to visit someday as I'm teaching myself Russian, but the homophobic, violent nature of the country makes me very apprehensive.
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    Nov 22, 2015 7:00 AM GMT
    I've long been interested in doing so. I took six semesters of Russian in college and both of my grandfathers spoke Russian as their first language. But I've been dissuaded so far by the homophobic nature of the place.
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    Nov 22, 2015 8:17 AM GMT
    Why would anyone want to go to Russia, apart from St.petersburg there is not really much to see in Russia, Russians have a poor culture or self identity.

    I mean if cheap women and cheap alcohol is your thing than it's understandable, of course Russia has lot of untouched nature, but that is not really a culture.
  • interestingch...

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    Nov 22, 2015 8:27 AM GMT
    I haven't been but have heard that St Petersburg is very beautiful and quite European in its architecture.
    The hottest thing out of Russia right now is Gleb Savchenko, OMG, cute but married unfortunately. If all the guys were like that, I would be there like a shot.