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Posted: 2015-09-28 13:56:00   

My travel logis still blocked by GS administrator so I am uploading my messages for friends here.
I am going from Novosibirsk west -to Omsk by train. It will be the 9-hours part of the famous transsiberian rail. Once i was alredy going this way, but opposite direction and non-stop. It is not expensive jouney. Due to the low rate of roubel vs western curriencies (they will give you 65 rou per dollar, few years ago I was receiving only 30) tickets for us are not expensive an you can buy them online via rzd.ru. Just to give you a smaple: Novosibirsk to Omsk lower class costs 1350 rou, Omsk to Tyumen 1215 on the standard trains.
Let you know that on the long distance train they have two clases: kupe - 4 beds in each closed compartment and lover clas - platskartny where compartments have no doors and there are 2 extra beds along the corridor.
Ready? I was enjoying the views of taiga in autumn foliage during all trip. In every car they have samovar installed for free distribution of boiling water so I had unlimited numcer of tea cups (but bring your tea/ coffee bags & sugar with you. My transsiberian reached Omsk in the late afternoon. Enjoyable and inexpensive!

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