The ride to the border took us over a old pontoon bridge that was as slippery and as scary as it look (H has the pics) the exit from russia was smooth ,after you get out of the border post there is about a 3km ride to the kazak post so if you go this way dont panic“ WE DID“ a word of warning dont throw you russian customs form away because they didn`t ask for it leaving russia , they will ask for it when you leave kazakhstan. strange one that.