I’m going to Russia!

Needless to say, I’m excited to be (a) traveling overseas, (b) going somewhere interesting and beautiful with cool people and (c) getting to check out a place that has been submerged into a US newsmedia black-out zone due to the pullout of most MSM news outlets.


Yes, it’s legal for a US citizen to travel to Russia.

No, Russians won’t be mean to me due to me being American. We do that kind of thing. People in other countries do not.

Yes, I have a visa.

No, I don’t use cannabis. Nor do I vape.

It’s unclear to what extent sanctions will be a pain in my ass. Will my US smartphone work? I’m thinking probably yes. Will my US debt/credit cards? 50-50; the Internet is unclear on this point.

You can’t fly over the EU. So I’m flying around the EU. Well, the pilot will.

I’ve been before, but it’s been years.

I’ll be doing a lot of tourist stuff.

If there’s anything you’re curious about, feel free to post in the comments section.


  • DaniilAdamov
    July 23, 2022 1:13 PM

    Where in Russia? It’s a big country. 😛

  • find out what regular russian people think about what’s going on. but i’m guessing you plan on doing that anyway. good luck. have fun. 🙂

  • alex_the_tired
    July 24, 2022 11:21 AM

    I dunno. “No, I don’t use cannabis. Nor do I vape.” I just hope you aren’t on Putin’s list of enemies. Because it won’t be very hard for absolutely incorruptible glorious Russian customs officials to “find” 300 kilos of marijuana hidden in your fanny pack. Da.

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