Re: GPS in Russsia. I have been in touch with Herbert and he says it's wise to declare it upon entry and maybe cover it at check points. He doubts they will know what it is anyway.
I intend to list it as an electronic map in the customs declaration so I won't get hassled when I depart Russia.
Pete--Where did you buy your carnet down in BA? How much was it? See you on the Mongolian border 7/10.