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Old 07-03-2011, 08:43 AM
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I don't know if it would be different for non-US citizens, but in Russia if you take a tour with a Russian approved tour operator they provide the visa. I took a 2-day tour in St Petersburg with Denrus. Red October is also another approved tour operator. In Helsinki I walked the length of the shopping area and toward the end is a big flea market. Near there, is the harbor and you can get tickets to take a boat tour of the harbor and see historical sites. There's also a beautiful Russian Orthodox church you can walk up to and see. Helsinki also has hop on/off bus.