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Vladivostok – is the closest European city to the Northeast Asian countries.Primorsky Territory and China are only 55kmRead More

Weather

. 23 oC пасмурно
Pressure: 759 hpa
Humidity: 56 %
Temp min: 23 °C
Temp max: 23 °C
Wind speed: 3 m/s
Wind direction: northern
Sunrise: 09:28
Sunset: 23:01
Forecast for Vladivostok

USEFUL INFORMATION

� ABOUT RUSSIAN VISA

  • If you are traveling with a tourist visa, please don’t forget to take a copy of your voucher with you (you will have to show it at the Customs and – very often – at the hotel). You had better make a copy before you take the documents to the Consulate.
  • Please keep in mind that when you are traveling with a TOURIST VISA, your official purpose of visit is TOURISM, and if you have a BUSINESS VISA, your purpose of visit is BUSINESS. A purpose of visit declared by you and a type of your visa should match.
  • Don’t forget to get your visa registered at a hotel within the first 3 days on arrival. The stamp of registration should be put on the back side of your MIGRATION CARD. Please note that not registering your Russian visa may lead to serious problems: detention by police, fines on departure, prevention from boarding the plane, etc. We strongly advise you to register your Russian visa to avoid possible unnecessary inconveniences.

� HOW TO GET TO VLADIVOSTOK

  • BY AIR. Korean Airlines and Aeroflot Airlines link Vladivostok with South Korea (Seoul, Pusan), Japan (Niigata, Tokyo), China (Harbin, Dalian, Hong Kong, Beijing etc), Vietnam (Hanoi), North Korea (Hengyang), Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket); Aeroflot and other Russian carriers make frequent flights to and from Moscow. For more information about Vladivostok International Airport flights, please see AIR TICKETS.
  • BY TRAIN. You may choose this way if you are interested in traveling along the great Trans-Siberian Railroad – Vladivostok is the Far East Terminal of it. You may come to Vladivostok before or after a visit to Moscow, Irkutsk or any other Transsib city. PLEASE KEEP THE TICKETS THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY IN RUSSIA! For more information about Russian trains and railway routes of the Vladivostok Rail Terminal, please see TRAIN TICKETS.
  • BY SEA. The port of Vladivostok allows access for large passenger ships. There is passenger ferry services between Vladivostok and Sakaiminato (Japan, Tottori-ken), Republic of Korea (Dong Hae, Republic of Korea) around the year. Ferries can bring you to Vladivostok in two days once a week. The ferries carry vehicles as well as passengers, so this type of transportation will effect a saving of expenses, but it is not a real cruising. Food service offer 3 times per day meals; accommodation have two double-level twin beds and private bathroom. For more information about sea-routes of the Vladivostok Ferry Terminal and ferry schedule, please see FERRY TICKETS.

� MONEY

For your convenient, please, use RUBLES all the way long in Russia. You actually can take US Dollars, Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan or Euro with you for exchange at banks or at your Hotel. Avoid street-based money exchangers. Changing older (pre-1996) and shabby US banknotes can be a problem. Please, note that traveler's checks are not widespread in Russia, and the most banks could not exchange them. The bigger shops, hotels and some restaurants accept VISA/MASTER CARDS, some of them except UNION PAY. You can also cash your credit cards in local ATMs. Most local banks are open 9:00-18:00; some of them have an hour lunch break. Round-the-clock money exchange service is available in some hotels (though the rate is a bit lower than the bank rate).

� SEASONS/WEATHER

  • Winters in Vladivostok are usually dry and windy, with occasional snowfalls. Temperatures may vary from -25°C to +3 °C.
  • Early spring is still cold (sometimes it snows even in April!). Trees usually begin to blossom and turn green in late April-early May. Temperatures may get as low as -10°C (March, April) and as high as +18°C (May).
  • Heavy fogs (especially in the mornings), drizzles and rains characterize the first part of summer. But the weather is quite unstable – a period of good sunny days may be followed by a week of rains or v.v. Beach season usually begins in mid-July, when sea temperature warms up to +20-21°C. August is traditionally the best summer month in Vladivostok, except for typhoons coming mostly from Asian countries.
  • Autumn comes to Vladivostok later than to Western part of Russia. September is “Indian Summer” time in Vladivostok – when it is still possible to swim and the average temperature is about +18°C. In late September and almost all October you may admire the picturesque Russian autumn, when leaves of the trees turn different colors. November is rather dull and cold (up to -7-10°C), and in late November it usually snows for the first time.
  • Best months for coming to Vladivostok – AUGUST and SEPTEMBER.
  • If you happen to travel in winter, don’t forget to take REALLY warm clothes/shoes with you! You’ll need a preferably long, thick windproof coat, a hat with ear-flaps to guard against frostbite, gloves, scarf and thermal underwear. Shoes should be stout and water resistant in any season, and always come equipped for sudden chills.

� ID

Valid passport required by all. Note: whilst in the country, visitors must carry ID at all times. Rather than carry original documents, it is advisable to carry photocopies of passports and visas, which will facilitate replacement should either be stolen.

� MEDIA AND INTERNET

Though most newspapers and magazines are in Russian, the best hotels have CNN news channel. There are Internet Cafes downtown and in Business Centers of some local hotels. You can find Wi-Fi access in the most public areas, such as hotels, cafes, restaurants, airport, railway and see terminals, shopping centers.

� TELEPHONE

You can purchase telephone cards at any post office to make international and inter-city calls from pay phones. Or you can purchase a cell-phone card in the offices of Russian network carriers (Beeline, MTS, MegaFon etc.)

Russian inter-city codes:

  • 8-dial tone Direct Dial Inter-City Access Code
  • 8-dial tone-10 Direct Dial International Access Code
  • Inter-City/ International Phone Calls 07, 071, 072, 073, 074
  • Directory Assistance (in Russian) 09
  • Vladivostok - 4232
  • Khabarovsk - 4112
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - 41522
  • Yakutsk - 41122
  • Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - 42422
  • Moscow - 495
  • St.-Petersburg - 812

Useful numbers in all the cities:

  • Fire 101 (01)
  • Police 102 (02)
  • Ambulance 103 (03)
  • Gas Leaks 104 (04)

If you cell phone has not a SIM-card, you can call single emergency service: 112 (available in Russian and English).

  • Consulate General of India 7(4232)228110
  • Consulate General of Japan 7(4232)267513
  • Korean Republic Consulate General 7(4232)228133
  • United States Consulate General 7(4232)268458
  • US Consulate General, Info Department 7(4232)267017
  • Universe phone of Rescue service: 010

� RUSSIAN CUISINE

The traditional Russian cuisine includes pelmeni (meat dumplings); blinnis (pancakes), which you can combine with honey, herring or black/red caviar; borsch (beet-root soup) and many other local delicacies. Other popular dishes in Russia are: salads (for example, vinegret -salad with beet-root, potato, green peas, meet, etc), akroshka (cold soup made with kvas or kefir), uha (fish soup), etc.

� DRINKING WATER

Running water isn't drinkable if not boiled but you can easily purchase mineral water in all the shops (both non-carbonated and carbonated). Please make sure to emphasize that you want plain mineral water without bubbles when you order at a restaurant.

� TIPPING

There is no regular tipping policy in Russia, but you can pay tips as you want if you find service good. Generally, it is accepted rule to pay 10% of the cheque as tips.

� SAFETY

  • Safety rules are universal – you should stick to them in every city worldwide, no matter where you travel. So just keep in mind the following recommendations:
  • Walking at night use your common sense, don't go alone, don't go into dark unlit areas, or other areas you are unfamiliar with;
  • You should never leave your bags unattended. When sitting or resting, in public, be sure to loop the handle over your arm or leg;
  • Any valuables should be locked away in a safe place (e.g. a safe deposit box in your hotel);
  • Be on alert for handbag snatchers and pickpockets, especially in crowded places – markets, shops, etc.;
  • Try not to carry your passport around everywhere you go. You may leave it in the hotel deposit box and take copies of passport and the hotel guest card with you;
  • Always carry the address of your hotel in Russian and its telephone number and that of your embassy;
  • Avoid buying food from street vendors;
  • Be very selective and careful in establishing new acquaintances.

� ELECTRICITY

To use your electric-powered equipment, bring a converter and a plug adapter. The electrical current in Russia is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC); wall outlets take continental-type plugs, with two round prongs.

� LANGUAGE

Russian. But you'll be surprised how many people speak some English. Most good restaurants have menu in English.

� NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

Date

Name of holiday

January 01–02

New Year

January 07-08

Orthodox Christmas

February 23

Motherland Defender’s Day (former Soviet Army Day)

March 08

International Women’s Day

May 01-02

Spring and Labor Day

May 09

Victory Day (anniversary of victory over the fascist Germany in 1945)

June 12

Russia Independence Day

November 04

National Unity Day

December 12

Russian Constitution Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All these days are public holidays in Russia, and most offices are closed on holidays. If the date of a holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, the day-off is often shifted to Monday.