Having ditched my plans to do the Trans Siberian Express because it was giving me a headache, I am planning a two week trip in October - Moscow - St Petersburg - Helsinki. I've become a big fan of renting apartments over recent years and find them more favorable both price and facility wise to most hotels when in large cities.
Has anybody got any recent dealings with a Russian based apartment internet agency please? Ideally I want one that could provide visa assistance (LOIs) and be able to assist in both Moscow and St Petersburg to make life a little easier.
I'm an independent traveler so I'm not looking for anything flash - just somwhere cheap and cheerful near local transport links if not very close to the main tourist attractions