What NOT To Do In Moscow

You may have read about all the places you can visit in Moscow . You may have heard about all the fun things you can do. In this article, we will not talk about that. We will discuss about the things that you should avoid doing. The points we will discuss will surely help you especially if it’s your first time visiting the city.

DO NOT be disrespectful.

If you’re taking Trans Siberian Tours starting in Moscow, you will know that Moscow is home to several churches and monasteries. If you're planning to visit any of these places, make sure you won't disrespect any devotion or beliefs others have. It may be open to all but that doesn't mean you won't be sensitive enough to what they are doing.

Other churches or monasteries require women to cover their head or shoulders and wear a skirt or use a wrap when you enter. For men, if you are wearing a hat, you will be required to remove it before you enter.

DO NOT take photos of government structures.

The government structures in Moscow often have an interesting or eye-catching facade. If you're going to take pictures just for keepsakes or just for the sake of taking pictures, be careful!

There are buildings and other military structures where taking pictures is prohibited. If you don't want to get in trouble, we recommend not to take pictures instead. Travellers and even professionals have been fined or arrested because of this.

DO NOT fail to double check the time.

If you're travelling via train, you should know that the timetable is in Moscow time. Other modes of transportation are set in local time. Some places share the same time zone while others don't. So you really have to double check everything especially when you're taking a train or other transportation service. With about 11 time zones in Russia , you can easily get confused.

Remember those points and your Moscow trip will go smoothly. If you're travelling to Moscow via the Trans-Siberian railway, make sure to check out the Trans Siberian planning guide too.

The Wanderer