Russia What to Pack
When you are traveling to Russia, you’ve likely heard some rumors about the kinds of things you should always have with you and what the country is going to be like. The fact of the matter is that some of those stories and rumors are misplaced, you’re going to want to make sure you’ve packed accordingly when you head over there.
Check the weather reports
While the usual old expectation of Russia is that it’s always going to be cold and snowy, this is just a misperception. The fact of the matter is the country has seasons and different climates just like any other place you might want to visit. When you are visiting Moscow in the winter, you’re going to want to wear a winter coat, but it isn’t as though it’s so cold in the capital city that you won’t be able to go outside. There are very hot and muggy summers there are as well and you’re going to want to make sure you’ve packed clothes accordingly for those hot months.
Some areas of Russia, such as St. Petersberg are going to have quite the rainy season and you’ll want to make sure you’ve packed an umbrella and/or a raincoat for when you get caught in one of these downpours. You’ll want to have some kind of goloshes as well, so your feet aren’t getting chilled to the bone as you slosh through puddles.
Oddly enough, Russia is one of those countries that sometimes has a shortage of products Americans take for granted. More than one traveler has suggested packing things like toilet paper in order to make sure you aren’t caught lacking.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Russia.