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Question List of Cities for Russian Visa

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Can anyone help me? I'm on the look out for a list of cities to be visited in Russia.
I need to put the details in my visa application, Travcour say I have not put enough details in, however I am on the road now and my Russian map is in good hands on its way to Uzbekistan so I cannot refer to it.
Does anyone have their list of cities visited?
My route will be entering Russia from Kazakhstan at Iletsk (Kos-Aral), heading round to Mongolia, then back into Russia and the possibility of a side trip to Vladivostock before straight across Russia and home towards Europe.

If you can help with city lists for any part of these routes that would be great.
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You will visit Barnaul, Novosibirsk, Tashanta...before entering Mongolia.

You will will the largest head of Lenin in the world in Ulan Ude. Irkutsk for their Lilac festival...then Chita...then Khabarovsk...and onwards to Vladivostok.

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Just put anything you want, Real Russia used Moscow St Peters burg and erm
Samara , they told me you don't even have to visit such cities at all as they are not mentioned on the visa at all.

Hell I put the above cities on including vladivostok and thats it, they refused my visa on 2 other grounds , I corrected this they processed it.

I'm going to hopefully be entering at Semipalantinsk (some good nuclear weapons craters to explore nearby and a place called the Polygon) or south of Omsk if the Semipalantinsk area is closed , Semipalantinsk is 3-400 miles away from the Mongolian border which is 2 days easy riding but I figure I will have to go to Barnaul to get the visa registered,
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thanks guys for those cities- I had tried the vague approach but that had not washed with travcour - they said it wasn't good enough. So I'll put the cities you guys have suggested and if anyone else has anymore I can add then that would be great.
By the way, I realise I don't actually have to go to the cities listed it's jsut to keep the ministry happy.
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There aren't many more major cities on your route than those suggested by MotoEdde
For your trip home, there are
Krasnoyarsk, Omsk, Samara, and Volgograd

If you have internet access, check out google maps. Four clicks from the widest view will give you almost all the major cities. Pick a few on your route. Anything too minor and the people at the Ministry may not have even heard of them (it is a big country after all )
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