I am confirming some dates, which is scary because I'm giving myself a rather tight schedule to start off with - but I think that's okay because that's the mindset I'll be setting off with.
Belarus transit visa 4th-5th August paid for but not completed.
Train leaves Berlin 4th August, through Belarus on 5th, arriving in St Petersburg on the 6th. Paid for and confirmed - bed in a 3-bed compartment.
Russian business double entry visa paid for but not completed, 5th August to 5th November.
Actually that Belarus train trip is exciting in itself. The German lady on the phone had a very sexy voice and the route is this:
|Berlin Hbf||We, 04.08.10||dep||15:22|
|St Petersburg Vitebskii||Fr, 06.08.10||arr||06:13|
heh heh, 'brest central', heh heh