With the help of travel online technologies and numerous apps, you can navigate Russia more easily than ever. Below is a list we’ve assembled that can make you trip less daunting.
Russia Travel Guide by Triposo offers you complete and up to date city guides for Moscow, St.Petersburg and many other travel destinations including cities in the Russian Far East and Siberia, such as Khabarovsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vladivostok, Yakutsk, Magadan, Anadyr, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, and others. Explore dining options, hotels, sightseeing, activities, nightlife, and more! The app features an offline map of Russia and offline city maps for all major cities.
With Google Translate, you can say or type a sentence in English, and a computer voice actually says the translation in Russian (or hold up your smartphone screen to show someone the written translated message).
Yandex.Maps is a very accurate app which builds routes and gives directions for driving, walking and using public transportation. It also shows you traffic levels rated from 1 to 10 points. Other options may include Google maps, Apple maps, or 2-Gis, a street map app with over 250 Russian towns available on it (in Russian only).
A few years ago travelers had to buy tickets and view train timetables at the station – a nerve-wracking prospect even for Russian-speakers. Now you can do it on the website of Russian Railways.
Domestic and international flights can be purchased from a smartphone at Any Way, Any Day (anywayanyday) or visit their website version.
Kamchatkarta (in Russian only) is a travel app for the Kamchatka peninsula. It offers a detailed map and up to date addresses and contact information of local organizations in Kamchatka.
If you know any other apps or travel resources that can be useful during trips in Russia, let us know.