Practical information and useful contacts Moscow


Practical information and useful contacts Moscow

Tourist information

- City Expert: pl. Triumfalnaya. Me227-7996. Every day 10 am-19pm.
Info point (English spoken 22h.

- Tourist Information Center: in the lobby of the museum 220-0002 (in English).
It's just a counter with brochures on the sites to see and on the metro.

- Otherwise, the (weekly) edition of Moscow Times et Moscow in your Pocket, in paper version or downloadable from the Internet, provide general information, offer a bar, restaurant and shopping section, and present current cultural news.



Find your way around Moscow

Moscow is a gigantic city and generally round in shape, the center of which is the Kremlin. She understands at least 3 large circular concentric axes. The first, in fact a belt of tree-lined boulevards, surrounds the center, about 2 km from Red Square and the Kremlin; the second, nicknamed "the ring of the Gardens" (Sadovoye koltso), is a real ring road, very wide, located about 2 km further (and therefore about 4 km from the center); the 3rd, called mkad, which is much further away, is a real motorway more than 100 km long.

Fortunately, things go wrong with the double twist.
In this regard, know that ulitsa (abbreviated ul.) Means "street", that pereulok (per.) Designates an alley (on the scale of Moscow, an "alley" often has the dimension of a street in our region! ), prospekt (pr.) an avenue, plochad (pl.) a square and naberejnaya (nab.) a quay.

When an address has 2 numbers separated by a dash (like Petrovka, 7/9), it can have 2 meanings: either it is at the crossroads of 2 streets, in this case at n ° 7 of the Petrovka and at n ° 9 from another street, or the 2nd digit indicates the entrance number or the building number.



Entry formalities in Russia

For all information on how to obtain a visa, see the entry formalities in Russia.

Money and change

No problem 10 a.m. to 19 p.m. A few are open every day, and sometimes (but that's quite rare) 24 hours a day.

Otherwise, you can easily withdraw money with a Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or Cirrus card, because the ticket machines are legion, especially in the center.

  • For exchange and price ranges see Money and Budget in Russia.

Time difference

Since October 2014, Russians no longer change their time: they stay all year round in winter time.


The European Commission announced in 2018 that it was considering abandoning daylight saving time and winter time at the end of 2019 or in 2020. In the meantime, when it is 12 p.m. in Paris, it is 13 p.m. in Moscow in summer and 14 p.m. in winter.

Internet

It is very easy to connect to wifi in accommodation, cafes, restaurants and other public places. Moscow is even equipped with many free hotspots in the streets of the center (roughly, inside the first 2 circulars). Very simple access procedure.






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