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Slav Stein

2015-08-25

Dear Irina,
We just returned home from Europe.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the service which we received from your company.
Everything went as well as you promised and the guide Alexandra was perfect and very knowledgeable
and helpful. The car was midsized , clean with very good driver Andrey.
Thank you again for great help.
You can use my feedback if you want for future references.
Thank you again,
Regards,
Slav Stein

Slav Stein

2015-08-25

Dear Irina,
We just returned home from Europe.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the service which we received from your company.
Everything went as well as you promised and the guide Alexandra was perfect and very knowledgeable
and helpful. The car was midsized , clean with very good driver Andrey.
Thank you again for great help.
You can use my feedback if you want for future references.
Thank you again,
Regards,
Slav Stein

Michael Flynn

2015-08-18

I just want to say thank you for all of your help with organising our train tickets. Our trip was fantastic and everything went so smoothly. You were very helpful and efficient to deal with. I will be recommending you to anyone I know visiting Russia.

Thank you!

Michael and Carmel.

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Russian alphabet

N Letter Name Pronunciation Translit Vowel
1  ah a in bar a +
2 beh b in bar b  
3 veh v in vine v  
4 geh g in get g  
5 deh d in do d  
6 yeh ye in yet e +
7 yo yo in yonder yo +
8 zheh zh as in pleasure zh  
9 zeh z in zoo z  
10 ee ee in see i +
11 ee kratkoye y in toy y/i/j +
12 kah k in kitty k  
13 ehl l in lamb l  
14 ehm m in mouse m  
15 ehn n in never n  
16 o o in pot o +
17 peh p in pot p  
18 ehr r in trilled r  
19 ehs s in see s  
20 teh t in top t  
21 oo oo in foot u/ou +
22 ehf f in foot f  
23 khah ch in Loch Ness kh/h  
24 tseh ts in sits ts  
25 cheh ch in chip ch  
26 shah sh in show sh  
27  shchah sh+ch sch  
28 tvyordyi znahk hard ' in f'ew /'  
29  i hard i y/i +
30 myakhkyi znahk soft ' in f'ew /'  
31 eh a in man e/eh +
32 youh you, u in use yu/ju +
33  yah ya in yard ya +

Notes:

It's quite impossible to explain how the letter 29 sounds (something like quiet tender cough), and very hard to do this for no-sound letters 28 (like a hiccup after f) and 30 (like a smile after f).

Letter 6 is often used instead of 7 (because 7 is absent even in russian keyboard). In this case we had to remember(!) corect spelling. So, we spell BEC as 'ves', but HEC as 'nyos'.

Transliteration sample :)

Russian phrase:

Trasliteration:

Khoroshiy u tebya, barin, sunduchok! Chai, v Moskve kupil ego?

Translation:

What a nice chest you have, sir! Beyond all questions, you bought it in Moscow?

Wrong but literary translation:

What a nice chest you have, lord! It's full of tea, I see... Have you bought this tea in Moscow?

Altavista/Babelfish translation:

Good in you, nobleman, trunk. Tea, in Moscow did purchase it?

PROMT translation

Good at you, the barin, a chest. Tea, in Moscow has bought it?

Some important words

N How it looks How it is spelled What does it mean
1 metro certainly metro, also the special big M letter that looks like a flying batman is used
2 vkhod entrance, entry
3 vykhod exit, way out
4 vkhoda net no entry, do not enter, no admittance (if you try to get somewhere from the street)
5 vykhoda net no exit, do not enter, no admittance (if you try to go out from somewhere; feel the difference with previous item)
6 vykhod v gorod exit to the city, way out from metro, railway station
7 perekhod passage, transition from one metro station to another on lines crossing
8 na stantsiyu to the station... (name follows)
9 pivo beer
10 kassa cashbox, booking-office
11 vokzal railway station
12 aeroport airport
13 tualet lavatory, WC
14 ehm gentlemen lavatory; remember M=men, especially when attended pictogram was created by professional designer
15 zhe ladies lavatory; looks like a waist
16 ehr., roub., roublei price in roubles (on a label), if you see only 123.00 or 200.- or 25 it's also in roubles
17 ou yeh price in relative units, that may mean USD, EUR or something like 1 y.e. = 32 roubles, because you finally pay in roubles

Note:

All other russian words you'll see around, are in english... :)