Can I rely on Russian post or any courier service to deliver a small gift to just outside of Moscow?
So I've just returned from a stay in Russia with distant relatives. The trip was great, they were great, and I want to send a present as a small token of thanks. The present will probably be a few books (e.g. an English-Russian dictionary that got a lot of use) and maybe something else.
However, Russian Post has a checkered reputation at best. See here
. They live outside in Moscow region, where it seemed like the population might have been running ahead of the infrastructure. While there was a mailbox on their frontdoor, I never saw any evidence of mail actually arriving or any post vans.
Other salient facts:
- I live in the UK, but will probably be ordering the goods over the web
- I'd like them to get the gift within a month, before they go travelling.
- Trust Russia post or not?
- Is there an alternative?