Picked up my passport, did some shopping, laundry, etc., and am now ready to pay Russia a visit.
Met three German cyclists in the evening, who’d cycled here from Göteborg, Sweden. They were bound to fly back to Germany early tomorrow morning. One of them had been to Russia a couple of times and he, too, said that there’s no need to be paranoid about these bloody registrations. As long as there’s at least one stamp on the immigration card things should be ok.
They left me a spare tyre, a reflective vest, and some food. Thanks!