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    Im in Moscow, I bought a flight ticket very easy from https://www.aeroflot.ru/ru-en , Also I noticed when You buy ticket from this web site with english LANG than in airport you will get ENG flight Card, everything is very easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liu.vix View Post
    Im in Moscow, I bought a flight ticket very easy from https://www.aeroflot.ru/ru-en , Also I noticed when You buy ticket from this web site with english LANG than in airport you will get ENG flight Card, everything is very easy.
    Everyone gets them in English. More than that, Russian citizens have to enter their names in Latin alphabet even when booking an internal flight, which is kinda ridiculous considering that Russian internal ID's only contain Cyrillic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiancai View Post
    Everyone gets them in English. More than that, Russian citizens have to enter their names in Latin alphabet even when booking an internal flight, which is kinda ridiculous considering that Russian internal ID's only contain Cyrillic.
    No it is not ridiculous, they use the same software to control booking for both domestic and international flights, and that beast is international so he only speak "Latin alphabet".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans.KK View Post
    No it is not ridiculous, they use the same software to control booking for both domestic and international flights, and that beast is international so he only speak "Latin alphabet".
    In China, tickets for internal flights have one's Chinese name (for mainland residents) and also its Latin transliteration underneath (transliterated automatically by the system). When you book a ticket online, you only need to enter your name in Chinese characters (unless you're a foreigner).

    I don't see why Russia in incapable of doing this, shouldn't be very difficult to implement. They sure love to nag about other countries dismissing their "great and mighty" language, not to mention how they have the audacity to criticize Kazakhstan for deciding to switch to Latin alphabet, all while displaying such a disregardful attitude to their own language and culture back home, simply fascinating.

    Also considering that Russian doesn't even have a clear system of transliteration with strict guidelines (like for example the Chinese pinyin system), someone who doesn't have a passport for overseas travel (zagranpassport) might not even know the proper way to spell his/her own name using the Latin alphabet, not to mention that you need to include the patronymic (also in transliterated form) that isn't transliterated even in the travel passport. How do they even expect every village babushka to know the Latin alphabet, since it isn't the national alphabet? Or perhaps some babushka who studied German in elementary school during the war will transliterate her name German-style, since there is no clear rules one can pretty much use any Latin-based language as a base to transliterate one's name, which will lead to the same name having tens of different variable spellings.

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    Web site shneb site. This was an opportunity lost. This guy could have spent at least 15 minutes asking one attractive Russian woman after another if they knew English and could they...help him out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiancai View Post
    I don't see why Russia in incapable of doing this
    It is international software, it cost to have your own add-on, Russian company's just do not want to pay the price, that's all.


    shouldn't be very difficult to implement.
    No, but someone must pay ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans.KK View Post
    No, but someone must pay ...
    Sure, let the Russian gov't pay, if they care so much about their "great and mighty" language. Otherwise, they should shove their criticism of other countries' attitude towards the Russian language where the sun don't shine.

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