Me and Mrs Arte am looking to do a military type tour of Moscow and Volgograd in Feb/Mar 2011. I am up to speed with the passport/visa stuff, and there is plenty of official gen on Google I know, costs, flights, places to see, guided tours etc, but not the nitty gritty which is what I am after. It should take about a week with a few days in Moscow and another couple in Volgograd with a train transfer between the two, and finally a flight back to Moscow So I have some questions. Will it be ball achingly freezing? What should I definitely not pack in order that my wifes blushes are spared should we be chucked in a gulag by a Customs Gorilla? Do the 'prozzies still hassle you at the Hotels after the Management have stolen all your money? Will I have to turn on all the taps and have my conversations with the Frau in the bathroom? A list of top tips would be good, advice from someone who has been lately would be excellent. Thanks.