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International and internal transport
Air transport :

Moscow is 2478 kms from Paris, and the flight takes about 3h40. International flights arrive at Sheremetyevo airport which is 36 kms out of Moscow. Tel 095 1555005.

Air France
7 Dobryninskaya, Moscow.
Tel 095 237 2325

Aeroflot Soviet Airlines
Leningradsky Prospekt, 37
Moscow 125 167
Tel 1555494

St Petersburg
Paris-St Petersburg : 2143 kms, flight time is 5h20. The airport is Poulkovo, 17 kms to the south of St Petersburg.

International airline companies flying to Russia :
(see a listing in Useful Addresses)

Aeroflot Soviet Airlines
Leningradsky Prospekt, 37
Moscow 125 167
Tel 1555494

Japan Airlines
1 Rond Point des Champs Elysées - Marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Passenger information : 01 48 62 30 00 Freight : 01 48 62 31 12

Air France
45 rue de Paris
95741 Roissy CDG Cedex.
Tel 01 Fax 01

There is also Finnair, British Airways, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Sabena, SAS and Swissair.

(See the list of Travel Agencies in Useful Addresses)

Attention : keep objects of value in your hand luggage, there is a great deal of theft from luggage.

Rail :

From Paris, via Berlin, Warsaw, Litovsk, departure from the Gare du Nord every day at the end of the afternoon. The trip takes about 45 hours (3000 kms). Reservations from Intourist.

Internal transport :

Plane : the company Transaero is now flying from Moscow to towns in Russia and the ex-USSR as well as to Istanbul and Sharjah. It is in direct competition with Aeroflot's internal flights.

Rail : Be careful, there are security problems. You should also take food and drink with you as there is not always a buffet service on board.

From Moscow to St Petersburg, the 'Red Arrow' train, sponsored by Intourist, 8 hours overnight.

Moscow stations :
Belorussia station (for journeys to western Europe), Bielorousskaia pl. I-B1
Yaroslav station (for Siberia and the Far East), 5 Komsomolskaya pl. II-C1
Saviolovski station (destination St Petersburg and Ouglitch), Boutyrskaya Zastava pl. II-B1
Finland station (destination northern Europe), Lenin pl. II C1
Moscow station (destination Moscow and central Russia), 2 Vosstania pl. II C2-3
Warsaw station (destination western Europe), 147 nab. Obvodnovo Kanala

Maritime Transport:
Numerous cruises are organized on the Baltic Sea in summer, Saint Petersburg is the classical destination.

Baltic Shipping Company
5 Mezhevol Canal
St Petersburg L35

Far Eastern Shipping Company
V/O Morpasflot
Zhdanova St 1-4
103759 Moscow

Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company
Izmail, Ukraine

There is no direct connection between France and Russia.
In summer the company Moroflot has ferries going from Helsinki to St Petersburg three times a week and from Stockholm twice a week. The maritime station is on Vassilievski island.

There are 934,000 kms of roads in Russia, 445,000 kms of which are reserved for industries or farms.
Only 725,000 kms are tarmacked. The distances are enormous and the roads are in bad condition.
Driving is on the right, the speed limit is 60 kph in built up areas and 90 kph on other roads. It is obligatory to wear a seat belt and children must travel in the back of the car.
The roads are very dangerous - there is very little driving discipline and Russians 'drink and drive'.
Foreigners are often stopped for 'infractions', fines are negotiable in dollars.

Public transport
Public transport is cheap and quite efficient : there are buses, trams and undergrounds. The underground is open from 5.30 in the morning till 1 am. Watch out : the signs in the metro are in Cyrillic and any plans that you are lucky enough to find are often out of date.

Internal waterways totalize 101,000 kms, 95,900 of them offer navigational guides at the service of the Russian River Flotilla, 60,400 kms guarantee an aid to night navigation and 16,9000 kms are artificial waterways.

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