I am still at the train. What is included into this phrase: "предоставление постельного белья".

Does it include sheet, pillow holder et. cetera or is it only the bed sheet?

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A typical set used in trains now includes 2 bed sheets, a pillow holder, a quilt cover, and 2 towels. These you receive from the conductor, all packed in one plastic bag, and a mattress, a pillow, and a quilt are stored in every compartment on shelves high under the ceiling.

  • I believe there is also a comb and a peace of soap. Sometimes there might also be a pair of cloth slippers
    – Alissa
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 13:17
  • Thank you. This is something that is very interesting and valuable information that is good to know in advance.
    – Ева
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 13:41
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    @Alissa - Have you seen the comb, the soap and the slippers yourself? In Russia? What class of trains?
    – Yellow Sky
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 16:36
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    Yes, I did. I'm not sure what kind of train exactly, it might have been Saint-Petersburg - Moscow (or vice versa), or something like Saint-Petersburg - Chelyabinsk and it wasn't a roomette. There were no combs in 2006, but they appeared in 2010ish.
    – Alissa
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 16:42
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    @YellowSky: I haven't been travelling by train for some time, but they did have that all in Moscow - Murmansk, Moscow - St. Petersburg and Moscow - Vladikavkaz back in the late 2000's. Those were just plain class II sleepers (купе), nothing fancy.
    – Quassnoi
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 19:31

Usually when Russians talk about linen (постельное бельё) it includes sheet, pillow-case and blanket cover. Since you're in the train you should also get a blanket.

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    Well, woolen blankets are there all the time, so they are not part of set being provided by the conductor.
    – ach
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 17:00

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