Originally Posted by motoreiter
you've got the totally wrong impression, there won't be any bribing going on at the border; I have crossed several times in the last five years at a variety of crossing points and the border folks are all very professional.
just have your documents in order and be prepared for a bit of bureaucracy/waiting around. just forget most of what you've heard about bribery on the roads in russia, most of it is bullshit or outdated stories from the nineties.
Sorry if I wasn't clear. I heard from a russian co-worker that the traffic police
is quite corrupt. Indeed, at the border, there shouldn't be a problem, but it you are caught speeding, you might... This is what I heard at work
, I'm aware that's not necessarily true...