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Like most countries, you can be arrested if you are suspected of having committed a crime, but being unable to provide ID is not a crime and carries no penalty. No physical force can used in the detaining, unless you apply it first.  
 
Like most countries, you can be arrested if you are suspected of having committed a crime, but being unable to provide ID is not a crime and carries no penalty. No physical force can used in the detaining, unless you apply it first.  
 
   
 
   
Normally a police officer will salute and ask for your passport (listen out for words like 'paspart', 'veeza' or 'dakumenty'). Hand these to them, they will look at them. Stories from Russia that you can pay a police officer after committing a traffic offense, are a thing of the past.
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Normally a police officer will salute and ask for your passport (listen out for words like 'paspart', 'veeza' or 'dakumenty'). Hand these to them, they will look at them. Stories from Russia that you can pay a police officer after committing a traffic offence, are a thing of the past.
  
 
===Shopping===
 
===Shopping===
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*'''Ice-cream''' (''мороженое'') - Russian ice-cream also especially good. In general check dairy products, you may like them.
 
*'''Ice-cream''' (''мороженое'') - Russian ice-cream also especially good. In general check dairy products, you may like them.
*'''Winter coats'''"Шуба"(shooba) in Russian in department stores are well made, stylish and excellent values
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*'''Winter coats'''"Шуба"(shooba) in russian in department stores are well made, stylish and excellent values
 
*'''Military greatcoats''' (''sheeNEL'') available in hard-to-find stores of military equipment
 
*'''Military greatcoats''' (''sheeNEL'') available in hard-to-find stores of military equipment
 
*'''Down pillows''' of very high quality are to be found
 
*'''Down pillows''' of very high quality are to be found

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