To my friends and adversarys. My sentiments for the upcoming holiday season.
For the new guys just beginning this search. I can attest that this is real, and you can find the most incredible lady in the world. Common sense and go with your "gut" feeling. If it feels wrong it probably is.
There is no single secret, no special magic or formula for the travel and what you will experience, because you will walk the path on your own.
agencys are good and agencys are bad. Women are good and women are bad. Take the information here, not all as gospel, but formulate what is comfortable and will work for you. Do your research and learn the ladys culture. Learn some of their language. When the nay sayers here tell you that it can't be done or these women are no good, take it with a grain of salt. Believe it or not many here have an agenda to see you fail or to give up your quest. You are in total control of your destiny. Not any agency, not any woman, not any website. I always like what Henry Ford was once quoted as saying, If you think you can, you can! If you think you can't, well you can't!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
God Bless you on your new adventures
HAVE A GOOD CHRISTMAS GUYS !
I WANTED TO SPEND RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS IN RUSSIA BUT COULD NOT GET SEAT ON PLANE STILL IAM THIER ON 15TH JANUARY TO RUSSIA .
Il be back later dont know when lol few weeks maybe - i hope your lovely ben enjoys being out of russia mine enjoyed asia this trip - well we'l be in russia however doing a trip rostov to st petersburg then to moscow - iam sure she will enjoy all the planes !
I JUST GET TERRIFIED ON THOSE RELICS YAK42 PLANES REJECTS OUT OF THE BUCK ROGERS ERA !
she thinks its great fun ohhhhh give me bad nerves this girl lol lol lol..
Have a good season guys we can all put the swords away until next year .
Best i finalise arrangements to Natash ! il probly freeze to death but who knows !
MAYBE never come back just melt into the population and vanish with sweetheart by god its tempting hmm ! iam sure its been done !
Have fun ben NASFAN YOU TO MATE ! BARFLY HE'L ENJOY !
happy days guys --
Nice 'un Nas, all te best for U2 as well!
Not so sure same goes for Gladdie, he just called me a member, old on top of it.... Jokes aside pal, have a sterling one too!
And Ben, a first? Many of those to come I'm sure, enjoy!
Sooooo Mike, you'll be swapping the hopping dangeroos for slimey one's eh? You'll be freezing your didgeridoo's off there mate, beware - and enjoy!
Season's Greeting to all, and have a Splendid Year ahead!
I would like to wish for you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year / Happy New Year and Merry Christmas, as well as Success, Healthiness, Luck and to find and marry your woman (except the one I am thinking of ... ;-))
Been in Russia now for almost 2-1/2 months now with my fiance. Busy preparing for my new in laws to come over to our place for dinner. Havent been here in ages, too busy with my life, just swinging by quickly. Happy New Year to all. Our visa was approved and we will be in America soon together! This was the best decision I made to leave everything and put my private life first. Just hope my regular life will still be waiting for me when we return, lol. Take care.
My 2nd Xmas together with Lena. Agree with Mike (Nas) on all he said. Will add you receive back triple what you put into a relationship with a FSU partner. I know without any doubt I would never find a women like Lena, here in NZ.
Our home and relationship is priority No: 1 in her life thats 4sure !!!!!!!
The only complaint I have about my wife is I have put on 3-5kg !!!!
Yes gladiator shaken not stirred ! --- man does not live by bread alone R moore my favourite BOND .
where is bond they said ----ohh it appears he's attempting ''re entry ''
ahh dont you love the lifestyle mate ..
look at us --- round the world for crumpet --i look back at australia all the mundane mortgage slaves greatest event in life is moaning about interest rates and price of petrol i mean who gives a toss !!
i cant be around those people ay just wrecks my day = bums they wont get off arss !
your only a bum in this world if you want to be .
Gladiator ive nought against poms my family comes from thier however yu have a ''nut on hear '' king arthur --he's watched to much camalot he's starting to believe it -- can ye have a word to him please before i lose thyne temper ta mate
To you guys all on about the visa ahh --if i marry which only 50/ 50 at best i will il just do it thier in russia takes all the hassle out i reackon then if common sence prevails your just another married couple on the plane to somewhere else .
stuff thier laws id not bother with all the crap --
I JUST DO WHAT I WANT TO DO IN LIFE --IF IT WORKS GOOD --FINE IF NOT --IL SLEEP WHEN IAM DEAD ALL FALLS INTO THE --WHO CARES CATAGORIE AY .
Gladiator ive willed all my stuff monies /apartment to sweetheart anyway no good to me dead --i think these days you have to have the ''last day in life philosophy '' treat each one as your last and tomorrow is a bonus !
My girl if i carked it tomorrow with policies goods etc mate she would stroll down red square worth a cool total 700,000$ usd everything that is ,
good i wish her well it means ive had many good years and ive left the lot to somebody i didnt marry but hell at end of the day does it really matter ?
somebody has to end up with it ay . may as well be her !
IVE ENJOYED 7 YEARS WITH GIRLS OF ABSOLUTE CLASS i hope to enjoy at least another 10 years id not swap a russian for any sad / broken arsed western boiler,
my god what a horrible thought end up with a tripple chin lantern jaw job --uv infected ohh iam about to be sick at the mear thought .
IF IVE MADE A MISTAKE SO WHAT --end of the day ive had a great time and ive made somebodies life to boot .
does me just fine ive never been happier, i came into this world with zero il go out same way ( il make sure of that ) but my girl will end up 1 very rich lady and our daughter too -good on em i wish em best .
happy days mate
Tom - just realized its you (skiired) !!!
Was wondering how you were getting on with your long stay over there. How did you get an extension of the 30 day Visa for Russia ???
Glad to here everything going good. Been a mild winter thus far over there - Yes !!!
Not that u would be feeling the cold -:)
Things are great here! Its been unusually warm here but we did see snow a few times. The last week or so its been getting cold. It was -7C last night and I thought my nose was going to freeze off, lol. But of course I have someone very special here keeping me warm.
I came on a business visa but there were some problems with it. I am going to post some photos in the next day or so and I will tell more about the visa fiasco the Russian embassy put me through before I left. See you there!
Thanks To Moscow! No problems with the visa and I did it without a lawyer, they are useless. We started in early October and were approved in early December. Now we are just waiting for the embassy date which I think will be late February or early March. I will come back and let you know when I find out.
my girl and myself have purchased some land in russia her old mans a builder so we going to build a house thats fine not concerned about that look ive lived there 30 months on obver 7 years mostly tourist visa had business visa couple of times early in the piece .
ok as of april i want to be thier at least 3 months see the place built etc --do you think business visa cover this - me being there 2/3 months.
IVE told sweetheart yes il just come stay 3 months other times i was in petersburg genuine doing business my work etc that was 4 years back long before i met the lovely would business visa get me through on this project?
Hey i wont go down the 400 papers path my fuse is too short for all that crap the govvy arranged my old visas back in 2001 2002 i dont think i even looked at em more than ten seconds ( thats what they meant to me )
But iam not going through HOOPS you know just to stay there 3 months not much i dont know about russia but all my visas up until end 2002 vwere arranged by my work i never asked how they did it i just jumped on the plane no concern to me = trivia !
I want some trivia again though in form of 3 months at least ---but iam not going down the musical chairs bit --yes you can / no you cant thing !
Any advice ( no negatives from the crowd please ) --just a simple yes mike just go hear do that /that and that/ and there you go ---- is all i need to hear !!!!
I DONT WANT 47 SERMONS PLEASE on a so simple question its just this time i dont have the answer --i wont keep sweetheart waiting thats for sure ! thats only for the accountable folks ( iam not in that inclusion lol )
house being built in lue me going thier to live so they'l all have to toe the line ay after all its my money Ralph as the old add went .
skiired, thanks for the info. I've been reading the forum fairly frequently for the last 6 months and am a bit tired of the sad stories. So I'm happy for you, especially since your an American. I'm corresponding with a girl right now. If all goes well, I may be following your path sometime in 2007. Good luck and keep us Americans informed re: visa process.
Hi MIKE00, glad to hear yer building yer nest on ice over thier mate:) best wishes to you and your babe:) anyway, I wanted to say I bought a business visa to Russia four years ago. It looks exactly as the tourist visa with the exception that the "purpose of visit" and "type" indicate business. I made it for one year (the dates must show on the visa). I believe I could have made it for up to three years (costs more). It works nicely for multiple entries and there is no limit to how long you can stay each time. It is also more economic than the tourist visa if you're gonna make use of it.
You've got to buy yourself an invitation from a "company". They sell these online. I got mine from gotorussia.com for $150 if I recall correctly back then. Then I sent my passport, application, invitation, and check to the Russian embassy and they sent back my passport sealed with the visa. Seamless and efficient, no trouble at all I tell ya, all they want is your money. Go online submit the form, make the payment with credit card, they'll send you the invitation. In which part of Russia are you building? Good luck!
Thanks mate youre a diamond we bought 11 skote of land in rostov flog the apartment in yoshkar build a wee house in rostov --rostov not a bad joint from how i can get the feel of it !
i dont see the hassles i see in yoshkar ola the wroughts ( ohh iam not complacent but no it does not seem to be encased in barbed wire like some joints if you know what i mean )
I like peacefull existance so does sweetheart so you know we real quiet animals - not intrested in mafia etc --they can annoy the neighbours all they want long as they leave me be .
believe the land cost us not much --iam looking for the catch ??????.
HeR old mans builder so iam ok thier--iam sure they have thier own crafty ways of doing things -ive basically sold up 80% of my world hear turned it into $$$ so all il have leaving aussie is suitcase clobber by next april and a bankbook THAT needs a mule to carry it -------thats my lot !
Ive not quiet worked out how to get all the $$$ to russia as yet i mean yu dont just arrive at airport ----anything to declare sir?? -------you say no just that suitcase fullu money!!! lol lol lol --so iam not real sure how to do that --sorry but be a bonfire before i fill in 500 forms or give tax man 1 shilling ay -ive worked to hard mate --- paid my due's --
The system far as iam concerned hear they can cross me off the books i dont exist anymore .
They can get stuffed mate under the ole tax system in aussie hell i paid double tax for years in the 80's they got all they ever gunnu get outu me .
Iam a free agent now ( travler 2 ) i sold up to a bloke fer hard cash --my business so fugg em --i was lucky iam gunnu keep IT ALL TOO !
MY ONLY FEAR MATE IN RUSSIA i spose is my own lifestyle i live as i do in aussie -if i want to wear my rolex submariner watch ( and its a real one ) in the poorest part of town .
so be it --il not expect to get hassled --i owe no bugger zero --i smoke cigars and i wear an aussie slouch hat everywhere i go thats how you will know me in russia
Iam not gunnu hide my weath whatever it may be --and if i want too chomp on my carona slip a $1000 into pocket go shopping i will do it ---ive not had no real bad hassles thier -ive always strolled around as ive just said .
Iam not gunnu put 10 rubles in pocket go shopping for 2 spuds --No way i dont do it hear iam spending $$ in russia so i wont do it thier ---i like respect -- not contempt !
Will i get it in rostov ? well i dunno ! il; give it couple years if i find that just having a quid is bringing grief to me--IL EXIT i will give it every chance ive got,
But i wont change for them !!! mate 49 years living as an aussie well really i think its to big an ask to expect somebody to revert to another culture overnight .
Ive already put some dollars in with another western bloke into a small business there like 7 months back iam just the silent wallet you might say --so far we have had no grief Mafia any of that sort of thing still it is a very small turnout and i dont think its come under thier nose of notice as yet .
Mind you they won't want to come the gangster they may get a real rude shock - my mate running it ----makes herman munster look like a midget lol lol.
ANYWAYS MATE i leave again 15th january for a stint thier then back to hear tidy up last loose ends they hopefully to thier on a 1 year then get a bigger visa after that -but iam certainly severing all ties with where i live hear in the land of auzzie you know .
Wake up pay bills till yu die / answer to 47 people / stand in ques like a mug / get dictated too by your ''dudley do- right ''neighbours --and they spend all thier days stabbin each other in the back runnin each other down.
YaY team kiss the bosses arss for $400 a week and lets all ;;write a resume;; stand in the pig pen ---please sir take me i kiss the best ass - god sake its not the australia i grew up in mate .
The only bugger they not talking about --- is the person they talking too -my god who needs any of that --they can stick it mate --i hate this place with a passion .
Mike mate, be careful wiring money or letting people there knowing that you're loaded. Mafia learns these things very quickly. One of my wife's friends from Ukraine is from a rich family (father has a cash business). He pays the mafia dues for protection and from what I understand it is common to pay rents to avoid trouble. I also read that people with money hide the whereabouts of their wealth, have secret accounts and generally do not let others know how much, where, etc. There are people who are worth $$$$ but live the lives of very regular people and none knows what they are worth. The smart man over there is worth much but lets others think that he's worth little. My advice mate is be as quiet as you can about your cash and tell your babe to do so as well. Bring only the cash that you abslolutely need slowly and quitely into the country, leave the majority out of it. None should know how much exactly you are worth.
Good job mate with your plan. I think you're doing the smart thing. Why miss the fun 2/3 of the year? and pay more for what? even your wealth is worth more over there. Good for you for making the tough decisions and having the gut to do follow your heart and do the smart thing. Best of luck!
Good advice wtrav02. I'm sure Mike00 is not stupid as hes spent some time in russia already. But best to keep a low profile I reckon (as much as a aussie can). Good luck mike00 and let us know how things turn out. Certainly a brave move, but makes sense and would be a adventure. Its the sort of spirit people who moved to australia and NZ 150-200 years ago had but people have forgotten. It would be interesting to see how you get your money over there without paying some bank lots of fees. But at least you won't be paying any taxes. Its a bit unconsiderate to the dole buggers mind you. If more people did what your going to do, some people would be forced to start working for a living.