Up until recent times, personal automobiles have been rare in the Soviet Union. The principal mode of suburban transport has been the elektrichka. Elektrichka is an informal word for an “electric multiple unit passenger train.” Though many people in the Post-Soviet Russia drive personal cars, the electrichka is still very popular today. Designed to carry

Lucky Ticket

Using public transportation is one of the most important things that a visitor must learn upon arriving at a new city. In many Russian cities, you enter the bus, trolley or tram (streetcar), take a seat and then buy a ticket from a guard or conductor. Normally, this is a lady with a bag in