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Re: Telephoning Russian Villages

Gerard Bok (
Sat, 06 Aug 2005 11:51:10 GMT

On 5 Aug 2005 07:28:24 -0700, wrote:

> Hello, perhaps you can help:

> My family are now at a cottage in a village outside Moscow, where they
> are staying for weeks due to the hot weather. The telephone number
> there contains less than the usual number of digits (6 instead of
> seven). For some reasons calls cannot get there from North America,
> although they can call here. The problem seems to be with the US, as
> I don't even get a Russian dial tone, but a North American one
> followed by an English-language message saying that there is no such
> number and to try again.

> Is there any trick to dialing such numbers and getting through?

First thing I would try: dial an extra digit :-)
(just an arbitrary one)

Kind regards,

Gerard Bok

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