Hi, I had booked via the phone at my first destination hotel and will pay in cash when I get there.
I am currently in the US. When I try to see if I can make a booking at the second destination hotel via the app, it does take me to the final screen and allows me to pay via my western credit card or PayPal/Apple Pay. I did not click the final book because I will only know if I will go to destination 2 when I reach destination 1. Not sure if the app will still allow me to book when I’m physically in Russia, I think it allowed you to do it from Moscow.
I wonder how quick is the refund if you cancel a booking via the app? I could try booking a day at destination 2 to see if it works and then cancel it.