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Police in this town can be bribed easily, as any other politician or army drafter. So if you have any problems there just be prepared to pay, especially don't be surprised if you get pulled over in the middle of the day for speeding, although you had not gone over the speed limit. It's just the way they earn money here, by robbing people.
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Revision as of 06:29, 6 June 2008

Mineralnye Vody is a city in Stavropol Krai famous for its literary history and its health spas/sanatoria.

Get in

It is easy to get to Mineralnye Vody by flying directly from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, or certain other large Russian airports. Note, however, that MinVody's airport is very strange and run by especially corrupt authorities. The airport is weirdly cold and uncomfortable. Moreover, they sell Caucasian daggers and swords behind the security check, so people are just carrying those souvenirs on board — that's either a good sign (that there haven't been any problems?) or a very bad sign (the officials do not care).

Get around

Taxi minivans are widely available for a small fee. There are no buses in this town. Be careful riding the taxi as drivers are crazy and there are a lot of accidents because of them.

See

  • Mount Elbrus — located not far away in Kabardino-Balkaria, Elbrus is visible on a clear day from MinVody

Do

  • Take up the waters (whatever the Russians mean by that)

Buy

  • Caucasian daggers and swords in the airport

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Stay safe

Some american may have trouble in this area and treated unfairly by local police.

Get out

MinVody is a primary gateway to the Russian Caucasus, especially for mountaineers headed towards Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria.

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