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Articles:

Deep Crisis Of Tourist Market
The demand for tourist trips dropped to 30-50% after a series of bankruptcies. Russian tourist market is going through a deep crisis due to economic and political factors. 14 tour operators have announced their financial insolvency since mid-July, at least 130 thousand Russians have suffered due to the bankruptcy of companies.
--27-09-2014--
The First All-Russian Congress For The Development Of Tourism Industry In The Regions
The Perm Krai hosted the first All-Russian Congress for the Development of Tourism Industry in the Regions.
--02-09-2014--
The Bankruptcy Of Neva Travel Agency
The bankruptcy of Neva travel agency revealed the problems of the tourism industry. Russian tourist market undergoes a crisis.
--20-07-2014--
Exotic Holiday Destinations in Russia
As summer season has arrived, you may be thinking about where to go in Russia, possibly off the beaten track. Our guest author from Manchester chose the best exotic destinations for summer holidays in Russia.
--17-05-2013--
Russian Scientists Developed an Express Encephalitis Test
Summertime is the period when many of us prefer to go to the woods for a traditional Russian-style barbeque called shashlyki. Unfortunately, this may also be the time when we are most susceptible to the encephalitis and Lyme disease caused by tick bites. Russian scientists have recently developed an express-test to help quickly discover, whether or not a tick was a virus carrier.
--14-05-2013--
Tourist Destroy the Karelian Petroglyphs
--25-02-2013--
Upcoming Exhibitions at the State Hermitage Museum, 2013
For those of you who plan to visit St. Petersburg, we have selected what should be the most memorable events and exhibitions coming up in 2013 at the State Hermitage Museum.
--31-01-2013--
Russia's Top Historic Destinations
Planning to visit Russia can be a daunting task: so many regions, so many cities. And while Moscow and Petersburg are traditional tourist staples, our guest author Rowena Kang looks farther to the North and to the East - to Veliky Novgorod and Yekaterinburg, respectively. These are two other cities in Russia you cannot possibly miss.
--09-11-2012--
Types Of Trains On the Russian Railroads
Travelling by train has always been a great alternative to either air or car. There is nothing better than a rocking carriage that takes you past vast expanses of terrain and sweeping views of hills and lakes. As far as Russia is concerned, train travel is a definitive favourite: it is economical and comfortable, compared to air travel and car trips.
--29-10-2012--
Travel Finance: Overcoming Your Tensions And Anxiety Before Your Trip
Travelling, even in your own country but especially abroad, is always a challenge. New customs, people, language, and money... Money question is sometimes the most problematic even before you leave for holiday. Our guest author Emily Roberts has listed essential tips for planning your budget, insurance, and travel expenses.
--26-10-2012--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Solovky Isles, The Gates to the Kingdom of the Dead
--29-10-2012--
Russian Tourist Destinations: The Different Types of the Golden Ring Cities
There are some cities in the Central Russia; they call it The Golden Ring. They are Old Russian cities with the medieval churches, fortresses, museums and traditional crafts. Some of them live because of the travel industry only (like Suzdal); others have something more serious, like Yaroslavl, the large industrial city. All of them are worth to visit and to ask a question: whats the matter? Some of them are prosperous region centers or wealthy cities, but others look not very good, even their tourist objects.
--29-10-2012--
Russian Russian Destinations: Sakhalin, The Place Of the Rising Sun
Sakhalin is one of the most wonderful places of Russia, the home of the Rising Sun. This is, perhaps, one of the few places in the world, where the wilderness has remained untouched. Volcanoes, lower plains covered by 3m-high grass and bamboos, mountain and terrains, crystal-clear lakes, etc. make Sakhalin one of the most interesting and attractive Russian corners to explore.
--29-10-2012--
International Tourism Day: A Recap on Russian Tourism Types
To celebrate the International Tourism Day, we compiled a list of past articles telling about all different types of tourism in Russia. From adventure tourism to historical reconstruction, eco- to spa-tourism, Russia has a plenty to offer to every age, gender, and wallet.
--27-09-2012--
MATIW-2012: Focus On Business And Inclusive Travel
At the annual Moscow Autumn Tourism Industry week in September 2012 the focus has been on the MICE opportunities in Russia and the process of adaptation of tourist infrastructure to the needs of disabled travellers.
--21-09-2012--
Apartments for Rent in Moscow: Tips and Advice
Apartments for rent in Moscow city centre provide a cost-effective and comfortable solution to a traveller's needs. All such apartments come furnished and serviced, and ideally located for visiting the capital's attractions and landmarks, and enjoying a party in one of the central Moscow night clubs.
--31-08-2012--
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia
We could not hope to help you navigate through all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites descriptions on our site. The purpose of this article is to quickly link you to the content we have created awhile ago but that may now be tricky to find - after all, this site has existed long enough to accumulate loads of information! Without further ado, we invite you to skim through the list of all Russian sites that have to date been added to the UNESCO's World Heritage List and zoom in on those that attract you most.
--20-08-2012--
10 Tips On How To Survive the Russian Summer
Russian summers are renowned for extreme heat and turf fires. We present you with a guide on how to survive the summer season in Russia, especially Moscow and other big cities.
--31-07-2012--
Moscow Travel And Tips for Airline Passengers
A guest author Rachna Dave discusses the tourist opportunities the capital of Russia has to offer and lists a few expert tips on how to best arrange your Moscow travel by air. Tune in for advice on how to grab those elusive cheap flights to Moscow.
--10-08-2012--
City Hunter: Great Summer Cafes
It is summer in Russia time to get out and enjoy the weather. It is the season for cafes with outdoors tables, fresh food and icy cocktails. Visit several popular places in Russian capital and discover new summer Moscow while eating homemade ice cream, dancing salsa or drinking chilled wine outdoors.
--26-06-2012--
City Hunter: Top Unusual Moscow Shops
We continue to explore the most unusual and attractive places in the Russian capital. Today, we would like to draw your attention to several Moscow shops. It is likely that you will decide to buy something memorable before leaving the country and we can recommend to follow our guide while looking for books, flowers, cosmetics, tea, Russian handicrafts and various pretty things.
--24-05-2012--
10 Things You Must Know Before Go to Russia
Russia is a great place to visit. There are plenty of things to do and plenty of spots to explore in this country. Don't judge Russia by stereotypes. Bears don't walk along the streets, there is no snow in summer and yes, we have McDonalds, Sturbacks and other American chains (we don't live on another planet). But there are some points you should remember while planning your trip.
--12-05-2012--
City Hunter: Moscow Museum of S. A. Esenin
If you are looking for some great insight into Moscow literary life, we recommend you to visit a museum of the famous Russian poet Sergey Esenin. This fascinating place is a hidden gem in the city centre that is not always included in guide books, but really deserves attention of tourists.
--03-05-2012--
City Hunter: Porsche 911 History in Pictures
Who doesn't like beautiful cars? Especially, when we are talking about Porsche. We would like to share with you a series of images from the great exhibition of Porsche 911 models, that has been recently opened at GUM in Moscow. Learn more about the history of the famous sports car through our photographs.
--03-05-2012--
How to Use Public Transport in Moscow
Imagine, that after all the preparation you have finally come to Moscow. It is essential to know the transport system of the city. Here are some tips for travelers.
--02-05-2012--
City Hunter: Top Bookshop Cafes in Moscow
Cafe at the bookstore is the European tradition, which begins to take root in our country. Today we would like to present you a guide to the best Moscow places, where you can combine two relaxing things read a book and drink a cup of coffee.
--27-02-2012--
City Hunter: Visiting A Reindeer Farm
I always wanted to touch a fairytale and to feel a little New Year magic. And I finally did it at the end of January, in a village of Antsiferovo, located in Moscow region. My fairytale was full of snow, white and brown Christmas reindeers, hot mulled wine and traditions of indigenous north people. Today I would like to share with you my report from the only private reindeer farm hidden in a rural Moscow suburb.
--13-02-2012--
City Hunter: Marina Tsvetaeva's Memorial Flat
Today we invite you to travel to one of the most fascinating Moscow attractions a house, where Marina Tsvetaeva, a famous Russian poet lived and where she created her magnificent poetry.
--02-05-2012--
The Remains of the Soviet Times in Tula Region
A LiveJournal blogger has recently visited Tula Region and brought back photographs, illustrating the life of a post-Soviet industrial region of Central Russia. This will be interesting for the fans of industrial tourism who enjoy discovering the remains of industrial towns and studying the process of adaptation of the town in post-industrial era.
--03-08-2012--
City Hunter: Russian Winter Museums
Even when the weather is cold, there are plenty of interesting activities to keep yourself and your family entertained. If you are looking for some interesting ideas, we recommend you to visit one of the three museums, described in the article. Winter season is the best time to go there and to have much fun.
--13-02-2012--
Russian Winter: Skating in Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg is rich with leisure activities for New Year holidays. You can go to museums and Christmas fairs, drink hot tea in cozy cafes or make the most of winter by visiting an ice skating rink. In this article you will find useful information about some of outdoor ice rinks in Yekaterinburg.
--27-12-2011--
Russian Winter: Christmas Markets in St. Petersburg
Christmas markets in Russia are becoming more and more popular each year. We continue to explore the topic and today present you a guide to the most colourful events and original winter fairs in St.Petersburg.
--05-01-2012--
Russian Winter: Skating in St. Petersburg
If you are going to visit St. Petersburg during this winter season, dont forget to come to an ice rink and enjoy skating in this picturesque city.
--04-01-2012--
Russian Winter on the Maps
As we are writing about Russian winter activities and events, we also put them on the map, marked with lovely blue snowflakes or skiers. Here, then, comes a snowfall of flakes and skiers, as we bring all the Russian Winter maps in one article.
--21-12-2011--
Top Russian Winter Destinations
Winter is a great time to start exploring Russia. We have prepared a digest of our most popular articles, dedicated to Russian winter activities, adventure holidays and extreme tourism.
--05-01-2012--
Russian Winter: Christmas Markets and Fairs in Moscow
The winter holiday season in the city is not so cheerful and festive without the traditional Christmas markets that spring up each year. We are glad to present you a guide to several Moscow spots, where you can buy handcrafted gifts and enjoy beautiful New Year atmosphere.
--16-12-2011--
Russian Winter: Best Ice Skating Rinks in Moscow
The winter has finally come to the city and it's time to get your skates on. Find out where to go skating in Moscow and how to spend your Christmas holidays.
--18-01-2012--
City Hunter: the Oddest Moscow Monuments
Moscow is full of such breathtaking monuments, that when you see them, the only thought is What is it and why is it here?!. Try to guess why the following sculptures have appeared in the city.
--16-11-2011--
City Hunter: Philosophical Monuments in Moscow
Why people create monuments? To commemorate significant events, to honor heroes, to entertain public or to express something important? Try to understand it while watching monuments that we can call philosophical. Human vices, Russian intellectuals and forbidden fruit - there is something to think about.
--22-11-2011--
City Hunter: Moscow Monuments to Famous Asian People
Moscow is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world. Here you can easily meet Gandhi, read a book next to Firdawsi and meditate with Confucius.
--02-05-2012--
City Hunter: Moscow Monuments Dedicated to Professions
City Hunter continues the exploration of Moscow sculpture. In addition to romantic and animal monuments today we can name several out-of-the-ordinary statues, dedicated to different workers like yard cleaner, plumber and teacher.
--01-11-2011--
City Hunter: Animal Monuments in Moscow
That is amazing how Muscovites like to create monuments, dedicated to different animals. Some of them are just for fun, others are to symbolize something important like friendship or compassion. Strolling along the streets, you can suddenly find a bronze duck or a little bee, and that will be a great surprise and a reason for a smile.
--01-11-2011--
City Hunter: Romantic Moscow Monuments
Moscow is not only the Kremlin and the Tretyakov Gallery. It doesn't end with the most famous museums and big names. This amazing city can be much more than you imagine. There are plenty of beautiful lanes, ancient areas, nice places hidden from the crowd, fanciful art cafes, quiet bookshops and the most unusual monuments in the world.
--01-11-2011--
City Hunter: The Museum of Unique Dolls
Walking down the Pokrovka street you can easily miss this building if not pay attention. A small glass door of the house 13/2 hides the magic world of joy, love and childhood. You will be surprised at the number of dolls in shopwindows, dozens of toy eyes, looking at you, bright doll's houses, quiet music and mysterious atmosphere.
--01-11-2011--
City Hunter: Fourteen Must-See Yekaterinburg Monuments
Monuments to keyboard, to a bicycle inventor, to the credit card, and to Vladimir Vysotsky and Michael Jackson - here is just a small scoop of what awaits you in Yekaterinburg, the capital city of the Urals region.
--18-10-2011--
City Hunter: The Birth of the New Moscow Planetarium
In June 2011 a great event has happened Moscow Planetarium has been finally opened after 17 years of silence. Today it is a splendid museum with the state-of-the-art equipment and Europe's largest dome.
--02-12-2011--
Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg: the Romanov Family Murder Site
Ipatiev House is the third place besides Ganina Yama and Verkhnaya Sinyachikha connected with the death of the Romanovs. Here the emperor Nicholas II was shot down with his wife and children. This tragic historic event became the reason for building the Church on the Blood on the same territory. The cathedral is not only a spiritual haven, but is also a museum and a spot, where everyone can try to ring the church bells during the Easter week.
--20-12-2011--
Verkhnyaya Sinyachikha: the History of Romanov Grand Duchess
There is a place in the Sverdlovsk region, that keeps memory of the Romanov dynasty. Small village not far from Alapaevsk is where Grand Duchess Yelizaveta Fyodorovna and other Romanovs were buried alive. This spot is associated with royal family as well as Ganina Yama. The Monastery of New Russian Martyrs with holy relics is a famous pilgrim destination and tourist attraction.
--20-12-2011--
Moscow Autumn Tourism Industry Week: The Business of National Branding in Russia
One of the principal events during the Moscow Autumn Tourism Industry Week was undoubtedly its conference on 22 September, 2011, dedicated to territotial branding.
--02-12-2011--
Ganina Yama: the End of the Romanov Dynasty
Ganina Yama situated not far from Yekaterinburg is a historical place where Romanov family was buried in 1918. Today it is a holy place with the famous male monastery. Seven beautiful wooden churches built according to the best Russian architectural traditions symbolize each member of Nicholas II family.
--20-12-2011--
Central Ural - For Rock Climbers And Bikers
Windy and severe region attracts strong and brave people, ready to raft,hike and explore Russian wild nature.If you want to learn more about remote and strange places, choose this part of Ural.
--21-09-2011--
The Ural Guide: Where to Go Online in Yekaterinburg
Whether you are just visiting the capital of the Ural region or live there long-term, there may be a point when you need to get on the Internet in town. We have scouted Yekaterinburg to find out where it is that you can surf the web - for free or not. Information is true as of September 2011.
--26-09-2011--
Southern Ural - Land Of Contrasts
Southern Ural is a unique combination of three natural zones : forest-mountain, forest-steppe and steppe. This interlacement gives plenty of play to adventure initiative.
--14-09-2011--
Russian Maps: Trans-Siberian, Trans-Manchurian, and Trans-Mongolian Railway Stops
You have heard all sorts of things about the world's longest railway - but exactly where would you be going? We decided to entice your inner traveller with this hands-on version of the route. It's on Google Maps, so you can embed it on your blog and start planning your ideal trip on Russia's most famous railroad.
--25-08-2011--
Principal "Green Zones" of St. Petersburg
Parks and gardens are considered to be the real places of interest of the city. They don't only supplement the architectural view of St. Petersburg. They are real pieces of architectural and lanscape art.
--29-08-2011--
To Be Closer to Nature in Moscow
If you want to enjoy the beauty of nature without leaving the city, you should know its main green islets.
--07-09-2011--
The Modern Wonders of the World and Dream Destinations: A Russian Perspective
The Great Wall of China, the Machu-Picchu of Peru, and the statue of Christ the Redeemer of Brazil are the must-see sights for Russian tourists, according to a poll.
--30-07-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Baikal Legends - The Sunny Cape of the Dead and the Baikal Seals
There is a cape on the western shore of Baikal Lake. It is a place provided with a very still bay, sheltered from storms and storm winds. Now it is a part of national park. Famous Islands of Ushkanyi where Baikal seals rookery is situated are in front of the cape, just in 30 kilometers. One of the main Baikal sights - Chivyrkui Bay is situated in 50 kilometers by water. The sinister name only contrasts with all this.
--20-12-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: The Russian Arctic - A New National Park Next Door to North Pole
Frantz Joseph Land is an archipelago in the Arctic sea and one of the northernmost territories of Russia. 900 kilometers away from the North Pole is the northernmost island of archipelago - the Rudolph Island. Not long ago this territory was turned into a national park.
--20-12-2011--
Pollution-free Tyva Republic waiting for Eco-tourists
Tyva Republic, located in southern Siberia and on the edge of Mongolia is a place with fantastic nature and culture. According to UNESCO experts, this region is one of three most ecologically clean places on the Earth, along with Amazon forests.
--20-12-2011--
Fun fountains of Peterhof
Peterhof park is sometimes associated with something luxury, official and a little boring. But eastern part of the Lower park is not so regular and is rich is signs of royal amusements, including fun fountains, very popular in 18th century Europe.
--02-12-2011--
Kaluga sights
Small town of Kaluga in Moscow Region combines happily saved 18th century Classicist urban area with memory about scientists made first steps for outer space exploration. Here lived in late 19th-early 20th century a school teacher Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, original and dreamer, who was the first to speak about flights to open space using rockets.
--20-12-2011--
Zvenigorod sights
Zvenigorod is a small town not far from Moscow, of the same age. It appeared approximately in 11th century on the high bank of Moscow river. It is famous with two masterpiaces of early Moscow architecture, one of them tied with name of Andrey Rublev.
--20-12-2011--
Moose farm not far from Kostroma: all what you wanted to know about mooses
What do you know about mooses? About their habits and attempts to domesticate them? Do you know why is it almost impossible? And finally wherefore did the people still raise these animals? All the answers can be found at unique moose farmm, which is situated not far from Sumarokovo village, 27 kilometers from Kostroma.
--20-12-2011--
Russian Far East in Winter: Amur tigers, non-sleeping bears and frontier between yesterday and today
Russian Far East, discovered by Russians in 16th century is still at most an enigma for a European. Far East is a kingdom of fire breathing volcanoes and geysers, deep blue mountains and exotic animals, - white and brown bears, and of course, Amur tigers. Brown bears dont sleep in Kamchatka, and salmon species come here for spawning even in winter. There are some big cities here, but at the same time people still live in yurts and their best transport is reindeer and dog sleds. Here are some examples of winter activities on the Russian Far East.
--20-12-2011--
Discover Russian North: lakes, huge monasteries and Kolyma stories traces
Russian North is a region on the north-west of Russia, full of forests, lakes, rivers, ancient towns and monasteries keeping dozens of their secrets. This region is one for encounter with Russia and for the tourists visited Moscow or St. Petersburg only. It is situated not far in the East and gives much of specific national color, from old Russian fortresses and monasteries to life of the Russian province in the 19th century, described in the world-known books of Russian classic writers like Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov.
--20-12-2011--
Ivolginsky Datsan: centre of Russian Buddhism
Ivolginsky Datsan (lamaist monastery) the main centre of Buddhism in Russia is situated at the bottom of Khamar-Daban mountains, in 30 km from Ulan-Ude. Although its history begun just in 1945, Ivolginsky Datsan is draws attention of numerous tourists, pilgrims and believers from all over the world. Crowds of pilgrims come here to behold one of the main Buddhist shrines - incorruptible relics of lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. There is a Bo tree growing here as well.
--20-12-2011--
Ice-diving in Karelia: high season despite winter
Here in White Sea, all sea flora and fauna appear in all their glory in unusually crystal water, with 50 meters visibility, and all of it happens under arches and vaults of ice, forming fantastic and surrealistic forms.
--27-09-2012--
Mari El Republic: beware of bears, returning to nature
Mari El Republic is one of the Russian regions, interesting with their intact nature. More than half of the territories of the Republic are covered with forests. This region is ideal destination for those who is fed up with urban life. Rivers, lakes, forests and sacred grooves are waiting for guests to return them back to nature and give rest their nerves.
--20-12-2011--
Kalyazin: monument to human blindness
A church bell tower sticks out waters of Uglich water reservoir next to Kalyazin town as a monument to human blindness and faith of early Soviet period that nothing but new world is valuable. Most part of the city with almost thousand-years history is now retired under waters, with market square, Holy Trinity Monastery and Nikolsky Cathedral, the bell tower of which is still to be observed.
--20-12-2011--
Shaman cave on the Olkhon Island: Baikal Lake legends
Olkhon Island is usually called "heart of Baikal". It is situated in the centre of Baikal Lake. Olkhon has long been a kind of Mecca for the shamanistic world of Siberia. Moreover, Olkhon is an unbelievable beautiful place...
--20-12-2011--
Ancient Bulgaria on the Volga shores
In Volga steppes in 140 kilometres from the city of Kazan lies Bulgar fortress-cite, the rests of ancient capital of Bulgaria, which was spreaded out from the White Sea to the Caspian Sea and was famous for its wealth and prosperity, full of beautiful houses, libraries, markets, baths and minarets. Yes, contemporary Bulgaria is a state on Balkan peninsula ...
--20-12-2011--
Top-7 Russian sights very difficult-to-visit
Russia has plenty of sights and tourist attractions for any taste and budget, but the human nature is always eager of difficulties and many of us believe instinctively that things hard-to-get only are worth looking at. There are some really exciting places in Russia, which are very hard-to-get, on different reasons, from the lack of transportation to the location on the territory of working camp, or even because they are considered by local public as sacred ones, so they can be aggressive towards unbidden guests. Among these places...
--20-12-2011--
Belukha Mountain: gates to Shambala
Belukha mountain is the highest point of Altay and Siberia, one of the highest mountains of Russia: its altitude is 4506 metres above the sea level. Moreover, Belukha is an ultimatively beautiful mountain: it draws attention of artists and travellers, tourists and scientists, writers and fun-seekers veey year. The Buddhists and Russian Old-Believers think it is a sacred place, and gates to Shambala are situated here. In 1998 Belukha was included into the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List.
--20-12-2011--
Russian Cities Attractions: All-Russia Exhibition Centre (former VDNh) in Moscow
All-Russia Exhibition Centre is one of the most popular resorts in Moscow, where you can spend your free time skating, riding a bike or skateboarding. If you havent got a bicycle or roll-skates, you can rent them for reasonable price. The complex of All-Russia Exhibition Centre is a monument of Stalin-Style architecture and garden art as well, which were creating not only the myths, but also environment for the New Human of coming communism. The buildings of pavilions initially dealing with all the soviet republics and branches of national economy and now are turned into exhibition and sale areas. There are some permanent exhibitions and museums there as well, and such more common things like the largest in Europe Big wheel and playgrounds for children.
--02-11-2011--
Russian Cities Attractions: Novgorod: Some Facts And Places To Visit
The article describes particular qualities and some places of interest in Novgorod
--29-10-2012--
Russian Cities Attractions: Moscow Parks - Kolomenskoye
Kolomenskoye is a former village in the South-East of Moscow, on the high right bank of the Moscow River. The area has been known since the 14th century, and in the 15th-17th century it was a country estate of Russian tsars. At the moment reconstruction works are held in the estate, along with building of attractions and infrastructure maintenance.
--26-10-2011--
METRO LINE MAPS
Metro (Underground/ Tube) is an alternative to the ground public transport. It is a quick way to get to another part of a city. No traffic jams and only two-and-a-half-minute break between trains during the daytime. Here Russia-InfoCentre presents metro line maps for the largest Russian cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, Kazan, and Volgograd. This can help you to plan your journey and to select the best out of all possible routes to get to your destination.
--14-08-2012--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Karelia - The Land of Lakes and Rivers
The image of Karelia, one of the Russian regions, is first of all associated with a land of blue lakes. Indeed, here there are a lot of lakes over 61 thousand. In a number of lakes per 1000 square kilometres Karelia takes the first position not only in Russia but also in the world.
--31-10-2011--
Russian Cities Attractions: Weekend in Moscow: Where to Go?
A short guide to the best open-air places in Moscow to go to.
--26-10-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Chechen Switzerland But Will Tourists Go There?
In the Soviet times Chechnya attracted tourists from the entire country, but after the armed conflict with Russia the republic got the reputation of a crisis spot. Despite the current post-war conditions, Chechnya intends to develop its travel infrastructure and to become a Chechen Switzerland.
--15-08-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: The Kuril Islands - Japanese Russia or Russian Japan?
Many Kuril citizens know what the roads were like when the islands were populated by Japanese. It is said that if a Japanese man carted and noticed a pit on the road, he stopped and didnt go on his trip unless he evened the pit, unlike Russians.
--15-08-2011--
Russian Cities Attractions: Sandunov Bath House in Moscow since 1896
For more than a hundred years the Sanduny Bath House (or the Sanduny) remains a symbol of the Russian bath tradition. Since the very opening day it has been one of the centres of social life in Moscow: something like an English club for the noblemen and a health centre for ordinary people.
--15-08-2011--
Russian Cities Attractions: Japanese Garden in Moscow
The process of creation of the Japanese Garden in Moscow turned into a huge scientific and social experiment. The Russians were doing something they had never done before, and the Japanese later confessed that it was the hardest project in their practice, and therefore their favourite one. As a result, a wonderful landscape so untypical for Russia was created on the territory of 2.7 hectares.
--15-08-2011--
Russian Cities Attractions: In Search of Gothic Architecture in Moscow
While in the Middle Ages the Gothic architectural style was invading Europe, Russian architecture was under the influence of Byzantine civilization. However, there are some rare examples of Russian Gothic scattered in historical streets of Moscow. In fact, Gothic architecture reached the country only during the period of neo-Gothic art, at the end of the 18th century.
--02-11-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Seliger Lake The Pearl of Russian Nature
A pearl of Russian nature, Seliger Lake, is situated in the centre of the country between Moscow and St. Petersburg, amongst the forest territory of Valdai Hills. Seliger is a big and beautiful system of lakes linked by effluents, with a lot of small islands, and is surrounded by forests, including pine woods rich in mushrooms and berries.
--15-08-2011--
Anomalous Zones of Russia: The Town of Arkaim
Four thousand years ago the local dwellers suddenly left the town of Arkaim located in the south of the present Chelyabinsk Region and burnt the empty settlement. The town had a circular structure coordinated with the stars order. Many believe in mystical characteristics of the area and link it with the legends of ancient Siberia and the Urals.
--31-10-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka
All geysers in the Valley differ from each other: the geyser called Triple is remarkable for its grey-brown colouring of geyserites; the Sugar geyser looks like a huge lily flower; the Big geyser has the highest fountain, while the Small geyser is the most powerful in the quantity of water debouched per day.
--31-10-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Kungur Ice Cave in the Urals
Kungur Ice Cave is one of the biggest caves in the world and the only in Russia cave purposely equipped for excursions. This unique natural monument, surrounded with multiple legends, is located in the Urals, between Perm and Yekaterinburg.
--15-08-2011--
Russian Cities Attractions: Top 10 Things to See in Moscow
As the capital of the country, Moscow is perhaps the most visited place in Russia. However, not all tourists and city guests may have enough time to visit all worth sightseeings and see all the interesting things that Moscow can offer. In this case, one must know what places of the many it is better to focus on first.
--02-11-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Dinosaur Cemetery in the Amur Region
One of the most interesting sightseeing spots in the Amur Region is the so-called dinosaur cemetery near the village Kundur. It was discovered in 1990, while building a new road. On the whole there has been found several thousand of dinosaur bones, which attract many followers of cultural tourism to the region.
--15-08-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: North, Siberia, and the Golden Ring
Depending on a type of interest expressed in the cultural and natural potential of Russia by foreign tourists, the country can be conditionally divided into the following main tourist zones specializing in certain kinds of tourism.
--20-12-2011--
Russian Cities Attractions: Moscow Fountains - A Brief Overview
Nobody knows exactly how many fountains there are in Moscow. Even specialists cannot give a certain number: every year the family of fountains in the capital expands.
--15-08-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Yakutia - The Land of Diamonds, Frosts and Mysteries
Many know Yakutia (Republic Sakha) only as a spot on the georgraphic map and do not even guess that it is the coldest inhabited place on earth, rich in diamonds and legends.
--02-12-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Curonian Spit - The beaches of North-West Russia
The Kaliningrad region is an ideal place to spend your holidays, especially if you like not only lying in the sun but exploring the surroundings. If you are sick and tired of urban lifestyle and search for peace and solitude, sea and fresh air - go to the Curonian spit!
--31-10-2011--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Mikhaylovskoye and Its Charms
They say if you are unwilling to leave and wish to stay longer then you have surely understood Alexander Pushkins love for this place.
--15-08-2011--
Lodging in Russia
There are several kinds of accommodation means in Russia, which provide the tourists with the hotel services. These are hotels, motels, health resorts, holiday hotels, rest bases and tourist hostels, small vessels in bays, motor-ships serving as hotels, etc.
--26-10-2011--


News:

Russian Tourist Objects Are Highly Appreciated In Europe
In 2015 the Directorate for the Promotion of Territories AGT continues to implement the project Russian Cities in 100 International Rankings.
--26-03-2015--
Train Or Plain?
When it comes to choosing between train or plane, every passenger takes many factors into account: the availability and cost of tickets, travel time, proximity to the airport and even the fear of flying. However, the data showed that Russian people more often prefer planes when moving inside Russia, as the experts of the Institute for Complex Strategic Studies write in their blog.
--12-08-2014--
Russian State Tour Operator Has Appeared
The Department of Presidential Affairs (DPA) opens a state tour operator. FSUE President-Service will provide the services for searching and booking organizations of the state health resort complex of Crimea, as well as other resorts in Russia.
--12-08-2014--
New Tourism Regulations Are Being Considered
Tourism ministries and relevant regions of the Russian Federation are recommended to take actions on improvement of transport accessibility to the resorts of federal importance.
--29-06-2014--
A Special Khokhloma Route For Visitors To Nizhny Novgorod
A new tourist route intended to attract attention to traditional arts and crafts has been developed in Nizhny Novgorod region.
--14-06-2013--
Hop-On Hop-Off River Buses Operate In Moscow
World largest city tour operator has taken advantage of Moscow's magistral river: the hop-on hop-off tours are now available on the Moskva River.
--16-05-2013--
Vladivostok Resorts Expect Sharks This Summer
Ahead of the swimming season Vladivostok authorities warn tourists about expected shark attacks this summer.
--16-05-2013--
Google Puts Sochi-2014 On the Map
By the opening day of the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 Google will have introduced special maps, to help visitors explore the town and venues. Experts wonder how that is going to be different from Yandex.
--14-05-2013--
Conditions Of Foreign Citizens Entry Into Russia Are Reviewed
The Russian officials plan to clarify the circumstances under which foreign citizens will be refused the right to enter the country.
--13-05-2013--
Russian-Chinese Tourism Fair Opens In Blagoveschensk
The second annual tourism fair opens in Blagoveschensk in Russian Far East. Russian and Chinese tour operators will present their services to each other.
--24-04-2013--
EasyJet Connects Manchester With St. Petersburg
After a successful start of flights between Moscow and Manchester, EasyJet is about to launch budget flights from Manchester to St. Petersburg and back.
--24-04-2013--
Disneyland Comes To the South of Moscow
Long-standing plans to develop an entertainment park in Moscow may come to life later this year. Moscow authorities are ready to open a competition for a new Disneyland contractor.
--22-04-2013--
Restrictions On Aeroexpresses To Sheremetyevo Throughout April 2013
In order to cope with the forced restrictions on aeroexpress journeys, Sheremetyevo Airport will be closing the registration desks later than usual, to avoid leaving passengers behind.
--15-04-2013--
Historic Villages To Bring Tourists To the Moscow Region
To attract tourists to the Moscow Region, the Tourist board plans to develop historic villages where visitors can sink into the 19th c. suburban life.
--12-04-2013--
Tweed Run Takes Place In Moscow And St. Petersburg On May 19
For the second year the famous Tweed Run, initiated in London in 2009, will take place in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The event takes place on May 19, 2013
--12-04-2013--
A Lilac Alley Will Flourish In Moscow
During a subbotnik on April 27, hundreds of Muscovites will participate in making a lilac alley in Tagansky Park in the city centre.
--10-04-2013--
National Cuisine Festival Takes Place In Moscow
A national cuisine festival visits Moscow on May 16-18, 2013.
--01-04-2013--
Kaliningrad Street Signs Will Be Translated Into English
The streetsigns and main highway signs in Kaliningrad will be translated into English ahead of the World Cup in 2018.
--01-04-2013--
U.S. Florida Builds Tourism Bridges With Nizhny Novgorod
The head of Visit Gainesville (FL, U.S.) tourism programme and Nizhny Novgorod government meet today to discuss the future of collaboration in the tourism sector.
--18-03-2013--
Crimean Tour Operators Open Offices In Russia
In a bid to attract Russian tourists to spa resorts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Crimean Tourism Offices will open in several Russian cities.
--18-03-2013--
IHG (Holiday Inn) Plans To Open 15 Hotels By 2019
Inter-Continental Hotel Group plans to open 15 Holiday Inn Express hotels throughout Russia by the end of 2019.
--14-03-2013--
Helicopter Golf Tournament In Moscow This Weekend
Russians never cease to amaze: a helicopter golf tournament will be held in Moscow this weekend.
--14-03-2013--
Britain Helps Russian Visitors To Save On Long-Term Visas
Great Britain plans to lure Russian visitors with more flexible visa conditions. Long-term visas will be issued in 15 days, and a priority scheme, on test in St. Petersburg, will see urgent visas being issued in mere 5 days.
--14-03-2013--
Electronic Tickets Operate On Russia-Belarus Trains
No paper ticket is now required to board a train running between Russia and Belarus - e-tickets are there to stay.
--28-02-2013--
A Russian Installation In Helsinki Metro
A Russian fairy tale wooden house is exhibited as part of the installation on Helsinki Metro.
--28-02-2013--
Yandex Pilots the Russian Version of Google Hotel Finder
Not to be outdone by Google, Yandex is testing a Russian version of Hotel Finder, in co-operation with two online hotel booking systems.
--28-02-2013--
New Radisson Blu Hotel Comes To Sheremetyevo, Terminal E
A new hotel by Rezidor Hotel Group will come to Sheremetyevo airport within a year. A Radisson Blu hotel will complement a currently working Park Inn, also by Rezidor.
--28-02-2013--
More Than 37 Million Rubles Allocated For Tourism Development In Yakutia in 2012
Within the frame of the implementation of the state program for domestic tourism development in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) 37.6 million rubles were allocated last year.
--19-02-2013--
Tatarstan Develops Tourism, Spends Nearly RUB 23bln
The Republic of Tatarstan designated nearly RUB 23bln to developing tourism in the country.
--14-02-2013--
St. Petersburg City Centre Expands Wireless Network
Throughout 2013 St. Petersburg will continue to expand the network of wireless hot-spots in the city centre.
--14-02-2013--
The State Duma Does Not Support Aeroflot Ban On Alcohol On-Board
The State Duma plans to develop measures to foster good manners aboard the planes - but the deputies do not want to uphold the ban proposed by Aeroflot on taking liquors on board.
--14-02-2013--
St. Petersburg Plans to Legalise Roof Excursions
As part of developing more offers for tourists, St. Petersburg government plans to legalise roof excursions and to make them secure.
--14-02-2013--
Arbat Becomes a No-Smoking Street In Moscow
In a bid to gradually eradicate excessive smoking in the city, Arbat is about to be made a no-smoking area.
--28-01-2013--
Arkhangelsk Region Again Invites Visitors to See the Newborn Seals
For the third year running Arkhangelsk invites visitors to what is now the world's only tour of this kind - the opportunity to observe the newborn seals in the wild.
--18-01-2013--
Kazan Kremlin Opens Its Museums Free Of Charge
On January 20 and 22, to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the complex, the museums of the Kazan Kremlin will be open to the visitors free of charge.
--18-01-2013--
Catherine Palace In Tsarskoe Selo in Petersburg Extends Opening Hours
Catherine Palace in one of St. Petersburg historic environs, Tsarskoe Selo, extends opening hours till 9pm on Mondays.
--17-01-2013--
The Bell-Ringing Festival Starts in Kargopol
To celebrate the Epiphany, the ancient town of Russian North, Kargopol, invites visitors to their annual bell-ringing festival.
--15-01-2013--
Two Moscow Hotels Scoop World Travel Awards
Radisson Royal Hotel and Swisshotel Red Hills both received accolades at the World Travel Awards in New Deli.
--15-01-2013--
Ostankino TV Tower Offers Mystical And Romantic Excursions
The list of various Moscow events grows with the addition of new excursions to the Ostankino TV Tower.
--11-01-2013--
The Polytechnical Museum Closes For Reconstruction Until 2016
Housed in the picturesque edifice in the centre of Moscow, the Polytechnical Museum has closed for reconstruction until 2016.
--10-01-2013--
Estonian Air Sharply Reduces the Flights To Russia
The principal air carrier of Estonia has sharply reduced the frequency of flights to Russia, in response to the abnormal spend on the increase in flights in the last year.
--10-01-2013--
A Staff Pianoman Entertains the Yaroslavsky Railway Terminal Passengers
The Yaroslavsky Railway terminal becomes the first to revive a tradition of live passenger entertainment. A staff pianoman now plays daily, with additional afternoon and evening sessions on Tuesday and Thursday.
--09-01-2013--
Tiger Park Opens In Primorye Region
In a bid to protect the population of the Amur tigers, the government of Primorye Region in Russia has finally opened a special reserve area for two tigeresses.
--09-01-2013--
International Fairy Tale Games Become an Annual Tradition In Kirov
The International Games in which participants are fairy tale characters from all over the world will now become the annual tradition in Kirov.
--20-12-2012--
Russia-China Tourism to Increase By 70 Per Cent By 2015
--17-12-2012--
More Brand Hotels Open In Moscow In 2013
More brand hotels open their doors to Moscow visitors in 2013; among them - Hilton, Marriott, and Sheraton.
--12-12-2012--
EasyJet To Serve Manchester-Moscow Route
The British air carrier EasyJet will reportedly start serving Moscow-Manchester route in March 2013.
--12-12-2012--
Google Helps To Develop Kostroma Tourism
Google revamps the website of Kostroma City and adds QR-codes to buildings in a bid to increase tourism to the region.
--24-11-2012--
Tomsk Region Offers Tourist Attractions
To attract more tourists, Tomsk Region offers excursions to the exile place Narym, a paleolithical site in Timiryazevskoe village, and to the part of the famous Tea Route that used to go through Tomsk.
--24-11-2012--
Adygea Continues Developing Its Skiing Facilities
Adygea continues developing the skiing facilities at Lagonaki ski resort that is expected to successfully compete with the famous Krasnaya Polyana resort in the Russian Caucasus.
--24-11-2012--
Send a Letter With Santa Claus From Moscow Christmas Fair
Visitors to Christmas Fair at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre will be able to participate in master classes, skate for free, buy natural wax hand-painted candles and dispatch greetings cards with a special Santa Claus postal service.
--24-11-2012--
A Central Tourist Point Opens At Plyos, Ivanovo Region
At Sobornaya Gora, the main tourist attraction at Plyos in Ivanovo Region, there is now a central tourist point with exhibitions and a regular museum exposition.
--24-11-2012--
Moscow Zoo Adds a Mechanical Animal Theatre
Moscow Zoo plans to extend tourist facilities and open a new entry to the park's premises.
--24-11-2012--
More Comfort For Moscow Cyclists
Over the next years Moscow plans to enhance cycling facilities in the city, from more parking spaces and bicycle lanes to a special Internet portal where cyclists can plan their route.
--24-11-2012--
Kaliningrad Tourists To Witness the Creation Of Amber Cabinet Of Peter the Great
Tourists to Kaliningrad will witness the re-creation of Peter the Great's Amber Cabinet in real time.
--24-11-2012--
Visa Entry May Be Eased For Sport, Business, And Cultural Tourists
Russia may facilitate the visa entry for two categories of foreign tourists: visitors to cultural, business and sportive events in the country.
--24-11-2012--
Mercado Del Encantes Comes To the Garage Centre On November 28, 2012
November 28, 2012 will see a one-day Spanish festival coming to Moscow's Garage Centre. Visitors will cook Spanish meals, try jamon and paella and participate in rich cultural programme.
--24-11-2012--
Italy And Russia Plan a Joint Tourism Year
Inspired by the success of Russia-China tourism year, Italy plans to organise a similar event to promote Italian regions.
--23-11-2012--
Tickets To Gorky Park Skating Rink Sold Online
This year visitors to the skating rink in Gorky Park in Moscow will be able to purchase tickets online, the Park's CEO says.
--14-11-2012--
Yakutia Airlines Connect Moscow And Dresden
November 7 will see a presentation of a new route Moscow-Dresden served by Yakutia Airlines. The flights connect Moscow Vnukovo Airport and Dresden International. The route is presented in Dresden to an audience of Russian and German officials and a host of mass media from both countries.
--07-11-2012--
Caucasian Mineral Waters Expect Their Millionth Visitor
The influx of tourists to the Russian Caucasus has increased this year, analysts report. 11 per cent of the tourists come from abroad.
--07-11-2012--
British EasyJet Connects Moscow and London Gatwick Airport
EasyJet, a British budget air carrier, fought off Virgin Atlantic and British Airways to provide flight connections between Moscow Domodedovo and London Gatwick airports.
--25-10-2012--
VVC in Moscow Now Works According to Winter Schedule
All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VVC), a permanent general-purpose trade show in Moscow, has started closing two hours earlier.
--05-10-2012--
Bears Attack People in Krasnoyarsk Region, One Person Killed
The lack of food due to expansive forest fires drives bears out of the woods - and to people. In the past week bears attacked houses and geologist camps in Evenki Territory of Krasnoyarsk Region. One person fell victim to an attack; both time bears were killed, as well.
--27-09-2012--
Moscow Hotels Are Again the Most Expensive
Since August 2011 the average room price at a hotel in Moscow has increased by 8,18 per cent and is now RUB 6546,00.
--27-09-2012--
Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week 2012 Comes To Moscow
The 8th annual conference and exhibition dedicated to Travel Industry, MATIW, takes place in Moscow between 19 and 21 of September, 2012. Here is a brief digest of the events and conference topics.
--18-09-2012--
More Foreign Tourists Visit Russia Every Year
People from all around the world made 993,000 tourist visits to Russia in the first half of 2012, which is a year-on-year increase of 22 percent.
--05-09-2012--
Nizhny Novgorod Develops Water and Family Tourism
The government of Nizhny Novgorod Region plans to develop its potential as a centre of water and family tourism. The Charskoe Lake in Ardatovsky District will become one of the focal points of a new tourist destination in Russia.
--23-08-2012--
Aeroflot To Double Flights Between Moscow And Washington, D.C.
Starting from October 2012, there will be two weekly Moscow-Washington flights, instead of one, operated by Aeroflot.
--23-08-2012--
Two Petersburg Ferries Converted Into Hotels For 2014 Olympics
Following the examples of other Olympics host cities, Sochi plans to re-use two Petersburg ferries as hotels for guests.
--14-08-2012--
Umbrella Vending Machines Come To Saint Petersburg
St. Petersburg citizens and visitors alike may now forget taking an umbrella with them at all times - special vending machines are ready to sell an umbrella for mere $3.
--13-08-2012--
UNESCO May Take the Moscow Kremlin Off the World Heritage List
Unauthorised construction works by the Kremlin wall threaten the status of one of Moscow's principal landmarks. Since 1990 when the Kremlin was put on UNESCO's World Heritage List any works near the monument need to be confirmed with the Organisation.
--13-08-2012--
Russia Opts For a New Tourist Logo
A new tourist logo that will be associated with Russia until 2018 highlights the openness to foreigners and a variety of choices - but does it stand out?
--13-08-2012--
Yakutia Is Ready to Dazzle Visitors With Diamonds
Yakutia's first Diamond Week welcomes the visitors from 27 to 31 of August. The local government hopes this becomes an annual event that will help to foster the event tourism in the region.
--06-08-2012--
The Day of Israeli Culture in Moscow (August 3 2012)
A one-day festival "Tel-Aviv in Moscow: The Impulse of Summer" will take place at the Nikolai Bauman Gardens on August 3, 2012.
--30-07-2012--
An Open-Air Museum of Miniature Temples Comes to Adygea Republic
An open-air museum of miniature copies of world's best-known temples and cathedrals will welcomes its first visitors in autumn. This is the plan to attract tourists to Maykop, the centre of Adygea Republic in the Russian Caucasus.
--23-07-2012--
First Dinopark Opens in Bashkiria
The first recreation park dedicated to dinosaurs, "Dinozavrik", started its work last weekend in Abzelilovksy region, Bashkiria.
--20-07-2012--
More Russian Tourists Go On an Arctic Cruise
530 people from different countries travelled to the ice-bound Arctica in 2011 - of them, 58 were Russian.
--11-07-2012--
Aigle Azur Connects Moscow With Paris
The French airline Aigle Azur opens its Paris-to-Moscow connection at the end of July, in operation on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
--09-07-2012--
Double Decker Tourist Buses Appeared in Russian Cities
Since July, ten double-decker sightseeing buses have started operating in Russian capital. Similar buses are also running in St. Petersburg, and they will soon appear in Kazan and Sochi.
--06-07-2012--
Novosibirsk Travellers to Explore Putorana Plateau
Novosibirsk travellers are going to hold an extreme expedition to the Putorana Plateau, located about 100 km north of the Arctic Circle.
--06-07-2012--
Russian Airports to Allow Liquids On Board
Security rules at Russian airports will be eased in September. Passengers will be allowed to take liquids on board.
--05-07-2012--
Wi-Fi Is Available Throughout Kazan
The new great project Always connected has been presented in Kazan. It involves the installation of dozens of Wi-Fi access points on the streets and in public areas of the city.
--05-07-2012--
Open Air Cinema in Moscow Park
If you are going to visit Moscow in summer, enjoy the open-air cinema Pioneer in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure. The cinema offers outdoor screenings and provides guests with pillows and blankets during cool summer evenings.
--04-07-2012--
Hotels to be Built in the Arctic
The director of the National Park "Russian Arctic" Roman Ershov has recently announced that Russia is going to open four visitor centers for tourists on the territory of Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya. Tourists will be able to stay for several days at these hotels during the trip to the Arctic.
--04-07-2012--
Russian Railways Launched Bonus Program for Passengers
Today, the Russian Railways has launched a bonus program for long-distance trains. Passengers can get points and change them for tickets.
--02-07-2012--
Second Louvre to Appear in Veliky Novgorod
A glass pyramid, similar to the one that is set above the entrance to the Louvre in Paris, will appear on the territory of the Novgorod Kremlin.
--02-07-2012--
Historic Holiday to Take Place in Petrozavodsk
The museum-reserve Kizhi will for the fourth time hold a celebration Illusions of the Old City, which takes place in the historic part of Petrozavodsk. The main theme of the festival will be the city in 1912, when residents celebrated the 100th anniversary of victory in the Patriotic War of 1812.
--29-06-2012--
Flower Show to be Held in Moscow Park
The first Moscow International Festival of Gardens and Flowers will take place in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure July 3-8, 2012. The organizers are going to create the Russian equivalent of the annual Chelsea Flower Show.
--29-06-2012--
Volunteers Help Foreign Tourists in Moscow
The summer started with an interesting event - a special volunteer group has been organized in Moscow. The members of this group visit popular places of the city and provide tourists with all necessary help.
--27-06-2012--
Dine in the Dark in St. Petersburg
An original St. Petersburg restaurant Dans Le Noir? welcomes visitors to get an unusual experience and to enjoy a great dinner in the dark.
--26-06-2012--
Touch the Music in Moscow Gorky Park
The unique exhibition Touch the music will take place in Gorky Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow on June 29 July 24, 2012.
--26-06-2012--
Unusual Sign Appeared in Moscow
An unusual sign It is forbidden to talk to strangers has appeared in the centre of Moscow.
--21-06-2012--
Krasnoyarsk Airport Launched Express Bus Service
Krasnoyarsk Airport has launched an express bus service which makes it easier for passengers to get to the city.
--21-06-2012--
Parade of Old Ships to be Held in Veliky Novgorod
The parade of old ships and other events dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of Russian statehood will be held in Veliky Novgorod on September 21-23, 2012.
--20-06-2012--
Moscow Ranks Among Top Five Expensive Cities
Moscow ranks fourth among the five most expensive cities for foreign visitors. Japanese capital makes top of the list.
--19-06-2012--
Macedonia Canceled Visas for Russians
A visa-free regime came into force between Russia and Macedonia.
--19-06-2012--
Back to Childhood in Moscow Industrial Culture Museum
The unique collection of amazing things from the past can be seen in the Museum of Industrial Culture in Moscow.
--18-06-2012--
International Festival Centre to Appear in Yasnaya Polyana Estate
The international festival centre will be created on the territory of Leo Tolstoys museum-estate Yasnaya Polyana in the Tula region.
--18-06-2012--
More Camping Sites to Appear in Moscow
More than 10 new camping sites for car tourists will appear on the territory of Moscow parks and former industrial areas.
--14-06-2012--
Special Bus Goes to Sverdlovsk Nature Park
The special bus now goes from Yekaterinburg to famous nature park Deer Streams in the Sverdlovsk region.
--14-06-2012--
New Baltic Cruise Appeared in St. Petersburg
The new Baltic cruise has appeared in St. Petersburg. Every 10 days the vessel of the Norwegian Cruise Line company will go from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Warnemunde and Tallinn, and then back to the northern capital.
--13-06-2012--
Gastronomic Festival to be Held in Moscow
The gastronomic festival FEST EDAkov will take place in Moscow at the end of June. Guests will be able to taste various dishes and enjoy rich entertainment program.
--13-06-2012--
Beijing-Moscow Motor Rally 2012: The Future of Car Tourism in Russia
The cross-tourism year between Russia and China opens with a motor rally Beijing-Moscow. It aims at promoting car tourism and Russian destinations to Chinese visitors.
--08-06-2012--
Peter and Paul Cathedral Celebrates 300th Anniversary
Erected on the grounds of the eponymous fortress, the magnificent Peter and Paul Cathedral in St Petersburg marks the 300th anniversary today.
--08-06-2012--
Vnukovo Airport Launched Video Calling Service
The unique service has been launched by Vnukovo International Airport passengers now have an opportunity to make a free video call to the operator of the airport's information office.
--07-06-2012--
Tourist Information Centre to be Opened near Red Square
The first tourist information center will soon appear in Moscow. It will be located in the State Historical Museum near the Red Square.
--07-06-2012--
Free Summer Concerts to be Held in Sochi
Sochi invites tourists to have cultural vacations during this summer season. The musicians of the local Philharmonic will be giving open-air concerts, free to public.
--04-06-2012--
Amusement Park to be Built in Yaroslavl Region
The new amusement park is planned to be built in the Yaroslavl region. It will be as big as the world-known Disneyland.
--04-06-2012--
Russian Tourism Abroad Has Grown 10 Per Cent
The summer of 2012 will see 10 per cent more Russian tourists travelling abroad. For the first time in several years they will visit Thailand in summer, rather than winter - and the recent plane crashes cannot put them off.
--01-06-2012--
Shopping Centre to Appear at Moscow Railway Station
The first shopping centre, located at the railway station, will be opened in Moscow. It will appear on the territory of the Kazan rail terminal, occupying the area of 3370 square meters.
--31-05-2012--
Tram Tours Started in Kaliningrad
The first tourist tram has appeared in Kaliningrad. The special route, created by the staff of the Friedland Gate Museum, covers the major sights of the city.
--31-05-2012--
Mobile Guide to Appear in Smolensk
The new project Mobile Guide will start in Smolensk in June. Tourists will be able to use special information boards with three-digit telephone numbers, on which one can call and can get information about historical or cultural sites.
--30-05-2012--
Bike and Roller Skating Tours to be Held in Moscow
Bike and roller skating tours will be organized on the territory of VVTs. Tourists will be able to learn about the history of the famous public park and exhibition space in Moscow.
--30-05-2012--
Korean Disneyland Comes To Moscow
Lotte World, also known as Korean Disneyland, will soon be established in Moscow. Located not far from the Moskva River in the south of the capital, the entertainment part will primarily financed by Lotte Group.
--29-05-2012--
Unique Tours from Russian Railways
The Russian Railways is going to expand tourism opportunities by offering special train tours along with passenger transportation.
--28-05-2012--
New Hotel Opened in St. Petersburg
The new luxury hotel Domina Saint-Petersburg has been opened in the northern capital of Russia.
--28-05-2012--
Extreme Festival to be Held in Sokolniki Park
The opening ceremony of the International Festival of extreme sports, recreation and tourism EXTREMEX will be held today at Sokolniki Park, Moscow.
--24-05-2012--
Ferris Wheel Appeared on Sochi Mountain
The new attraction Ferris wheel was opened at the highest point of Sochi. It is installed on a slope of 662-meter Mount Akhun, rising 7.5 meters above it.
--23-05-2012--
New Ecological Russian Tour is Dedicated to Snow Leopard
In 2013, Tuva, Mongolia and the Altai will offer a new tourist route, created by ecologists of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The tour includes visiting habitats of argali and snow leopard.
--22-05-2012--
Turkey Day to be Celebrated in Rostov-on-Don
An unusual holiday Russia's first Day of Turkey will take place in Rostov-on-Don, May 26,2012.
--22-05-2012--
Tourist Card Appeared in Uglich
The special tourist card, issued in Uglich, allows foreigners to take part in a special guided tour and to visit the sights of the city free of charge.
--21-05-2012--
New Tourist Route to Appear in Astrakhan Nature Reserve
The Astrakhan Nature Biosphere Reserve attracts tourists with a unique walking route. Visitors will be able to see the diversity of flora and fauna of the Volga Delta.
--21-05-2012--
Poland Visa Centre Opens in Moscow
Today, Poland opens its visa application centre in Moscow.
--15-05-2012--
Tattoo Festival to be Held in St. Petersburg
International Tattoo and Piercing Festival will take place in St. Petersburg June 15, 2012.
--14-05-2012--
Eco Festival to Start in Yekaterinburg
The third ecological festival Clean and Healthy City will take place in the Urals capital on June 10, 2012.
--12-05-2012--
Highest Buddha Statue to Appear in Kyzyl
In 2012, the Russia's largest Buddha statue will be built on a mountain in Kyzyl.
--11-05-2012--
Viking Festival to be Held in St. Petersburg
The open-air festival Legends of Norwegian Vikings will take place May 18-20, 2012 on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.
--11-05-2012--
Bookcrossing in Russian Airports
Bookcrossing book exchange between people - is becoming more and more popular in Russia. Yekaterinburg International Airport Koltsovo now offers passengers to share their books with other strangers.
--10-05-2012--
Observatory and Sky Park Opened in Moscow Planetarium
The Observatory and the Sky Park reopened in Moscow Planetarium after a break for the autumn-winter period. Visitors are welcomed to visit a unique complex, which allows to study astronomy.
--10-05-2012--
Feeding Sharks in Moscow Ocean Park
The unique and dangerous show hand-feeding sharks has started at Moscow Ocean Park.
--03-05-2012--
Smolensk Fortress Wall to be Included in Guided Tour
New tourist route Key of Russia will appear in the Smolensk Region. It will run along the Smolensk fortress wall that was built 400 years ago.
--03-05-2012--
Budget Hotel Opened in Samara
Accor hotel group has announced the opening of Ibis budget hotel in Samara.
--02-05-2012--
Contemporary Music Festival to be Held in Altai Mountains
The region's largest summer music festival Days of energy will take place in the Altai Republic June 10-12, 2012.
--02-05-2012--
Pacific International Tourism Expo to Start in Vladivostok
Vladivostok will host the 16th tourism exhibition Pacific International Tourism Expo, during which guests can enjoy various events like sailing regatta and translation contest.
--13-04-2012--
Hotel National to be Reconstructed in Moscow
The fiver-star Moscow hotel National, located in the centre of the city, not far from the Kremlin, will be reconstructed.
--13-04-2012--
Russian Doll Museum Appeared in Kirov Region
The Museum of Russian Nesting Doll (Matryoshka) has been opened in Nolinsk, Kirov Region.
--12-04-2012--
Balloon Festival to be Held in Perm Territory
The traditional balloon festival will take place in Kungur (Perm Territory) from June 30 to July 7, 2012.
--12-04-2012--
Karelian Craftsmen Will Show Their Skills
The exhibition FormSound will be opened in Karelia on the occasion of the anniversary of the famous Craftsmen's Guild.
--10-04-2012--
New River Route to Appear in Moscow
Moscow is preparing for the passenger navigation season on the main capital's river. Ferries and motor boats will start carry locals and tourists April 20, 2012.
--10-04-2012--
Russian Tourists Choose Countries for May Holidays
According to the travel search site Skyscanner, Russian tourists are going to spend May holidays in Paris, Prague and Barcelona.
--09-04-2012--
Unusual Hotel to Appear in Perm
The ship Mikhail Kutuzov will be operating as a hotel in June, 2012.
--09-04-2012--
Ethnic Cruises to Appear in Russia
Interesting ethnic cruises will be organized in Russia next year.
--06-04-2012--
Night Bicycle Tours to be Held in Russia, UK and Italy
This year, several world renowned cities will host a popular sporting and cultural event Velonotte. It is a unique series of night bike tours, focused on architecture, landscapes and key monuments.
--06-04-2012--
Educational Tourism Developing in Astrakhan Region
The Astrakhan region has started to promote its new tourism sector. In addition to traditional fishing and hunting, the region will present a new offer educational tourism connected with historical, archaeological and architectural landmarks.
--05-04-2012--
Bulgaria to Open Five Visa Centres in Russia
In 2012, the Bulgarian Consulate will additionally open five visa centres in Russian cities, bringing their total number to sixteen.
--05-04-2012--
French Experts to Develop Baikal Nature Reserve
The visit of French specialists to the Baikal Nature Reserve has resulted in the agreement between foreign experts and the administration of the reserve. According to it, the French will carry out the part of works on the design of museum expositions and natural routes.
--04-04-2012--
Soviet Pin-Up Art Exhibition Opened in Kirov
An exhibition of Soviet pin-up art was opened at the cultural centre Gallery of Progress on April 1, 2012. The artist Valery Barykin has been developing the Soviet erotic style for the last 10 years.
--04-04-2012--
Special Tourist Train Will Go from Moscow to Novgorod
This summer a special tourist train will take the route through Moscow, Novgorod, Tver and Torzhok. Passengers will be able to visit a grand musical open-air show Novgorod Veche, taking place at the local Kremlin.
--03-04-2012--
Gastronomic Tourism Is Developing in Russia
The famous project Fairytale Map of Russia will take part in the developing of culinary tourism in the country. It will combine not only interesting fairytale routes, but offers the information dedicated to Russian traditional food.
--03-04-2012--
Kaliningrad Celebrates Herring Day
Kaliningrad will celebrate a traditional Herring Day by holding the annual gastronomic festival during two weeks, April 2-14, 2012.
--02-04-2012--
Moscow Performances Accompanied By English Translation
According to Moscow authorities, theatrical performances in the Russian capital will be accompanied by English and German subtitles.
--02-04-2012--
Russia To Ease Visa Regime for Tourists
The Russian government will submit proposals on easing the visa regime for foreigners, visiting Russia for tourism.
--29-03-2012--
Immigration Service Will Collect Fingerprints for New Foreign Passports
As of 2013, Russian Immigration Service will start collecting fingerprints for new biometric passports.
--26-03-2012--
Korston Hotel to Expand in Kazan
The Korston Hotel in Kazan is planning to expand its territory. The shopping and entertainment complex will become the biggest one in the city.
--23-03-2012--
New Tourist Route Appeared in Moscow Region
The new tourist route in Moscow region is dedicated to Russian history and culture.
--23-03-2012--
No Russian Tourists Were Injured by Earthquake in Mexico
An earthquake in Acapulco resort in Mexico hasn't affected Russian tourists having a vacation in this country.
--21-03-2012--
Ice Golf Tournament to be Held on Baikal
The 8th golf tournament will be held on the ice of Lake Baikal near the settlement of Listvyanka March 24-25, 2012.
--21-03-2012--
The Altai Princess Welcomes Tourists
The National Museum of the Altai Republic has started a large-scale reconstruction, after which tourists will see the Altai Princess.
--20-03-2012--
Russia and Turkey Signed Tourism Cooperation Agreement
Russia and Turkey signed an agreement on cooperation in tourism in the framework of the international exhibition "Intourmarket" in Moscow.
--20-03-2012--
Penguin Day to be Celebrated in Krasnoyarsk
The Penguin Day will be celebrated in Krasnoyarsk park of flora and fauna Royev Ruchey in the end of March. The parks staff decided to organize this event after the funny flightless birds had appeared on the territory of the zoo.
--19-03-2012--
Eco Kiosks to be Installed in Capital's Parks
In the beginning of May, more than 500 eco-friendly outdoor kiosks with ice-cream, beverages, press products and rental items will appear in Moscow parks.
--19-03-2012--
St. Patrick's Day to be Celebrated in Russia
The Irish Week Festival, started in Moscow March 14, is going to demonstrate to the public all that Ireland is proud of. Three big events dedicated to St. Patrick's Day will take place in the Russian capital.
--16-03-2012--
Mariott Hotel to be Opened in Krasnoyarsk
Marriott International announced it would open a Marriott Hotel of 216 rooms in Krasnoyarsk in 2014.
--16-03-2012--
Festival of Small Towns to Start in St. Petersburg
The 7th Festival of small historical towns of the Leningrad region will be held on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg March 31, 2012. Guests will be acquainted with culture, tourist opportunities and interesting sites of the cities.
--15-03-2012--
Astrakhan Kremlin Welcomes Tourists
The Astrakhan Kremlin is preparing for a new tourist season. This year, visitors will see new exhibitions and many other novelties.
--15-03-2012--
Malta Visa Centre to Appear in Kaliningrad
The Malta Visa Application Centre will be opened in Kaliningrad March 30, 2012.
--14-03-2012--
First Mercure Hotel Opened in Moscow
The French group Accor has presented the first in the Russian market Mercure hotel. The four-star Mercure Arbat in Moscow has recently begun receiving its first guests.
--14-03-2012--
Unique Park Appeared in Omsk
In the beginning of March, a unique recreation park was opened in Omsk. Its main feature is a reversible winch system, which allow snowboarders to work on their skills and certain tricks all the year round.
--13-03-2012--
Railway Ticket Offices Equipped with Payment Terminals
In 2011, 183 more railway ticket offices in Russia have been equipped with integrated payment terminals, which allow passengers to pay for long-distance train tickets with plastic cards VISA and MasterCard.
--13-03-2012--
Annual Jeep Expedition Started around Lake Baikal
The annual jeep expedition Baikal Trophy 2012 started in the settlement of Listvyanka, Irkutsk region. Ten crews decided to take part in the extreme journey across the frozen surface of the lake.
--12-03-2012--
New Hotel to Appear near Dynamo Stadium
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and "VTB Arena Park" signed an agreement to manage the 297-room Hyatt Regency Moscow, a new hotel near the famous stadium Dynamo.
--12-03-2012--
Snow Leopard Tracks Found in Gorny Altay
The researchers discovered the signs of a snow leopard presence. The tracks of two animals were found near the Argut river in Gorny Altay.
--11-03-2012--
Federation Island to Appear in Black Sea
The group of companies M-Industry will start the construction of the artificial island Federation this summer.
--11-03-2012--
Tourist Festival to be Held in Pskov
The traditional festival Gardarika will open a new tourist season in Pskov May 5-6. Guests will be able to find out about new towns and events of the Pskov region.
--11-03-2012--
Bus City Tours to be Launched in Moscow
Bus city tours will be offered to visitors of the Russian capital. The route will pass through the most popular Moscow sights.
--07-03-2012--
Bear Day to be Celebrated in Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl residents will celebrate the Bear Day (or Komoeditsa), the ancient Slavic holiday that is associated with the awakening of famous Russian animal and the advent of spring. The festival will be traditionally held on the last Sunday of March.
--07-03-2012--
Manchester Days Celebration Started in St. Petersburg
Today, St. Petersburg marks 50 years of collaboration with Manchester. The delegation from the UK, headed by Harold Lyons, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, will take part in the celebrations running until March 8.
--06-03-2012--
Duty Free Shops to Appear at Russian Railway Stations
Tourists will be able to buy perfumes, alcohol and other goods without paying taxes at Duty Free shops, that appear soon at Russian railway stations.
--06-03-2012--
Illustrations to War and Peace Exhibited in Lipetsk
The exhibition of illustrations to the famous novel War and Peace by the great Russian author Leo Tolstoy takes place at the Regional Art Gallery in Lipetsk. It is devoted to the 200th anniversary of the victory in the Patriotic War of 1812.
--05-03-2012--
Tourists Are Welcomed to Enjoy Orchid Festival
The 3d Winter Festival of Orchids is held at Moscow State University's Botanical Garden (known as Aptekarsky Ogorod). Guests can admire blooming orchids of incredible shapes and colors until March 18.
--05-03-2012--
Celebrate Spring with Elegant Pskov Restaurant
A modern and fashionable restaurant Aristocrat, located at the hotel Old Estate Hotel & SPA 4*, will delight visitors with special offers during the spring.
--02-03-2012--
Greek Film Festival Started in Moscow
The festival of contemporary Greek cinema Greek Week started in Moscow February, 29. Five modern Greek films will be shown in Moscow cinema 35mm until March, 4.
--02-03-2012--
Museum of History of Chinese Communist Party to Appear in Moscow Region
The Museum of History of the Communist Party of China will probably appear in the Moscow region. This new landmark will be located in the settlement of Pervomaiskoye of Naro-Fominsk district.
--01-03-2012--
Lenin's Mausoleum Is Temporarily Closed
Lenin's Mausoleum located on the Red Square will be closed for routine maintenance March 1-10. The Kremlin Wall Necropolis will not also be availbale in these days.
--01-03-2012--
Russians Can Go to Guatemala Without Visa
Russian citizens now can visit Guatemala without a visa - an agreement between the two governments, signed in New York on September 22, 2011, entered into force yesterday, February 29.
--01-03-2012--
MITT 2012 to be Held in Moscow
19th Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition will be held in Moscow March 21-24, 2012.
--29-02-2012--
Snowboard Festival to be Held in Leningrad Region
The largest in Eastern Europe snowboard competition Quiksilver New Star will be held in the Leningrad region March, 10.
--28-02-2012--
Five Modern Beaches to Appear in Pskov Region
The authorities of the Pskov region have decided to create five modern well-equipped beaches with recreation areas for tourists.
--28-02-2012--
New Attractions in Sokolniki: Observatory and Skate Park
The capital's Sokolniki Park is developing its infrastructure: observatory, skate park and a playground for people with disabilities will appear there soon.
--27-02-2012--
Electric Car Charging Stations to Appear in Moscow
A new network of charging stations for electirc vehicles will be oficially opened tomorrow, February 28, 2012.
--27-02-2012--
Residence of Baba Yaga to Appear in Udmurtia
The construction of the house of Baba Yaga, a famous Russian folk character, has already started in Grakhovsky district of Udmurtia. The residence will include two huts, which can spin in the place like in Russian fairy tales.
--24-02-2012--
Museum of Patriotic War of 1812 to Open in Moscow
The Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 (a branch of the State Historical Museum) will appear in Moscow in the beginning of September. The opening of the museum is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
--24-02-2012--
Cossack Village to Appear in Rostov Region
A new open-air museum, which recreates the culture and life in the Cossack village, will appear in Tsimlyansky district of the Rostov region by 2016.
--22-02-2012--
Summer Garden in St. Petersburg to Open after Reconstruction
The reconstruction of the Summer Garden in Saint Petersburg that began in 2009 is finally completed. It is planned that the Garden will be ready for opening soon.
--21-02-2012--
The Year of Russian Tourism in China to Start in March
Russian and Chinese authorities have declared 2012 the year of Russian tourism in China. The opening ceremony will take place in the end of March.
--21-02-2012--
Dinosaur Theme Park to Appear in Kirov Region
A new attraction Dinosaur Theme Park will be built in the town of Kotelnich, Kirov region before the end of 2012. A unique deposit of dinosaurs bones was found in this area in 1930s.
--20-02-2012--
Caviar Vending Machines to Appear in Moscow Metro
Moscow businessmen intend to establish caviar vending machines in Moscow metro underpasses. The project has already been approved by the heads of Moscow metro.
--20-02-2012--
Russian Pancake Week to be Celebrated in London
The celebration of the Russian Pancake Week (Maslenitsa) will be held in London for the fifth time. According to the words of Sergey Shpilko, the head of Moscow Committee on tourism and hotel industry, the upcoming event will provide an advertising of Russia as a tourist destination.
--17-02-2012--
First Call Centre Opened in Karelia
The first in the Republic of Karelia call centre for Russian and foreign tourists will open today in Petrozavodsk.
--17-02-2012--
New Guide Books Released in Tver Region
Two new interesting guide books have been published in the Tver region. The first one is dedicated to cultural and leisure activities, the second is addressed to yachtsmen and covers popular water tourist routes.
--16-02-2012--
Residence of Mammoth to Appear in Komi Republic
A new historical and cultural complex will appear in Pechorsky district of the Komi Republic. It will be located next to the Byzovaya village, known as ancient Paleolithic site with burials of mammoths in the north of the European part of Russia.
--16-02-2012--
Water Recreation Festival to Take Place in Moscow
The water festival 'Golden Dolphin' will take place in Moscow February 16-19, 2012. The organizers of the event will present interesting water-based recreation opportunities.
--15-02-2012--
Museum of Unusual Travels Appeared in Yaroslavl
The Museum of unusual travels has appeared on the territory of the Children's Railway in Yaroslavl. Now, guests can not only ride a train, but also visit railway stations of the past centuries.
--15-02-2012--
Biggest in Russia Aqua Park Will Appear in St. Petersburg
The biggest in Russia aqua park will appear in St. Petersburg in February. With an area of 25,000 square meters, Piterland Aqua will offer plenty of entertainment for adults and children.
--14-02-2012--
Las Vegas Weddings to be Held in Russian Restaurants
The Japanese restaurant Dve palochki offers an unusual way to celebrate St. Valentine's Day. Only today, February 14, you will be able to get married by a real pastor from Las Vegas.
--14-02-2012--
Tourists Will Feel More Comfortable in Moscow
A special travel guest card and tourist information centres will appear in Moscow. These measures were taken to make foreign visitors feel more comfortable in the city.
--13-02-2012--
Norway Will Hold a Ski Festival in St.Petersburg
A ski festival, organized by the Norwegian Council for Tourism, the Bergans company and the Ski and Snowboard Federation, will take place in St. Petersburg February 18, 2012. Winter sports enthusiasts are welcomed to visit the "Okhta-park" from 11.00 to 15.00.
--13-02-2012--
Fitness Festival Started in Yekaterinburg
12th International Festival of Fitness started yesterday in Yekaterinburg. It will be attended by representatives of Spain, Italy and Russia and will last until February 13, 2012.
--10-02-2012--
Retirees Dominate Among Foreign Tourists in Russia
According to the words of Sergey Shpilko, the head of Moscow Committee on tourism and hotel industry, Russian capital is mostly visited by retirees.
--10-02-2012--
New Ethno-tourist Route to Appear in Bryansk
New ethno-tourist project Crystal Ring was presented in the administration of Bryansk. It is expected that the new route will attract more foreign visitors to the region.
--09-02-2012--
Mini-hotel Aquarelle to be Opened in Tver
A new mini-hotel Aquarelle will be opened in Tver February 10, 2012. Modern and comfortable building is located in the historical part of the city and offers unusual colorful rooms.
--08-02-2012--
Grand Cascade Fountain at Peterhof to be Restored
The Grand Cascade Fountain at the Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg will be renovated before the summer season. Nineteen sculptures of this and other fountains have been given for restoration to masters of the northern capital.
--08-02-2012--
Day of Cold to be Held in Naryan-Mar
A new holiday will take place in the Nenets Autonomous Area and Arkhangelsk region for the first time. The Day of Cold will be held February 29 in order to unite people living in the Far North.
--07-02-2012--
Best Russian Hotel Announced
Moscow five-star hotel Ararat Park Hyatt has become the winner of the International Hotels Awards in the nomination The best hotel in Russia.
--07-02-2012--
New National Park to Appear in Russia
The new national park Atarskaya luka will appear in Kirov region. It will be located on the territory of the Soviet, Nolinsky and Lebyazhsky districts, on the Vyatka river
--06-02-2012--
Unusual Hotel Opened in Yaroslavl
An unusual hotel dedicated to famous folk character Alesha Popovich has been opened in Yaroslavl. It is situated not far from main historical sights of the city and offers 33 rooms named after well-known Russian epic heroes.
--06-02-2012--
Aeroflots Menu Recognized as One of the Best
Aeroflots onboard menu has been recognized as one of the best in the world according to famous American online newspaper The Huffington Post.
--03-02-2012--
Swedish Visa Application Centre to Appear in Moscow
In the summer of 2011 Sweden opened in St. Petersburg its first visa application centre in Russia. And from February 17, 2012 the same office will start to work in Moscow.
--03-02-2012--
Skolkovo Innovation Center Plans to Send Tourists to Space
The head of Skolkovo Fund Victor Vekselberg announced that Russian innovation center would send first tourists to space in three years.
--02-02-2012--
Pancake Week to be Celebrated in Russia
Pancake Week (or Maslenitsa) - the last week before Lent, will be celebrated in Russia at the end of February. A big number of traditional colorful events will be held in various Russian cities all across the country.
--02-02-2012--
First Childrens Theme Park to be Built in Russia
First childrens theme park Masterslavl will be opened in the Evolution Tower, a part of the business centre Moscow-City, at the end of 2012.
--02-02-2012--
Russian Railways Expands Internationally with a New Talgo Train
The President of Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin announced the plans to strengthen and facilitate the train connections between Europe and Russia over the next 3 years. To this end, Talgo trains with a new automatic track gauge changeover systems have been ordered. The trains are expected to start running toward the end of the year on Moscow-Kiev and Moscow-Berlin routes.
--31-01-2012--
Lanta Tur Bankruptcy Affects Russian Tourists in Vietnam
Russian tourists are locked in a hotel in Vietnam, following the declared inability of a tour opetator, Lanta Tur, to sustain the financial obligations. Four of them managed to escape from the hotel that is now guarded by the police. Other people in the hotel have had their passports confiscated.
--30-01-2012--
Snuggle in the Back Seats: St. Petersburg Offers Cheap Cinema Tickets for Valentines Day
Several cinemas in St. Petersburg will offer cheap tickets up for grabs on the eve of St. Valentine Day. The tickets will cost around 0.25EUR.
--23-01-2012--
Kenozersky National Park Attracts Tourists
Kenozersky Park, situated in the southwestern part of Arkhangelsk region has been visited by about 11,000 tourists in 2011. The landmark is becoming more and more popular among people from all over the world.
--20-01-2012--
Buryatia Invites to Celebrate Buddhist New Year
Buryatia is expected to become a popular travel destination due to the celebration of one of the most striking events of this season Buddhist New Year.
--20-01-2012--
Wi-Fi Spots Come to Moscow Underground
2012 promises a lovely present for the Internet-savvy Muscovites: Wi-Fi hot-spots will be piloted on several stations on the Moscow Underground. If successful, the project will extend to incorporate tunnels, to provide Wi-Fi access throughout the Moscow metro.
--19-01-2012--
Yekaterinburg to Celebrate Russian Vodka Birthday
At the end of January Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev defended his dissertation on Russian vodka's composition. The birthday of this drink will be soon celebrated in Yekaterinburg.
--18-01-2012--
New Tourist Water Routes to Appear in Siberia
New water tours and passengers routes will appear in Siberia in 2012.
--18-01-2012--
Russian Hotels Chosen by World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards have announced the winners for 2012. Two Moscow hotels were rewarded for excellence.
--17-01-2012--
Russians to Celebrate Epiphany
Russian Orthodox believers will celebrate Epiphany January 19, 2012. People will be able to take a dip in the font with an ice-cold water, that will be placed in the centre of Moscow for the first time.
--17-01-2012--
Ethnographic Complex to be Built Near Irkutsk
New ethnographic complex will appear in Russia in 2012: the Buryat tourist village is planned to be built near the settlement Ust-Ordynsky, 60 kilometres from Irkutsk.
--16-01-2012--
New Tourist Route Appeared in Vyborg
New tourist route, dedicated to Soviet history, has appeared in Vyborg. The tour allow visitors to find out how the town looked in the past.
--16-01-2012--
No Russians Perished in Costa Concordia Crash
All 108 Russians travelling on board the Costa Concordia liner were established communication, three Russian crew members were injured.
--16-01-2012--
Single Tickets for Museums and Theatres to Appear in Moscow
The Department of Culture of Moscow is going to introduce single tickets for visiting museums and theatres. The innovation will help to set a fixed price and to simplify the purchase of tickets.
--13-01-2012--
Winter Motofestival to be Held in Samara Region
Winter motofestival Snowdogs 2012 will take place in Togliatti, Samara region January 20-22, 2012. The first ice world championship of unimotorcycle drag racing will be held during the festival.
--13-01-2012--
Moroz City Opened in Sokolniki Park
An ice town Moroz City has been opened in Sokolniki Park in Moscow. The attraction, built within the scope of the youth architectural festival, is interesting for both adults and children.
--12-01-2012--
Russia Will Take Part in World Snow Day
Russia ia among 39 countries, which are going to participate in the first World Snow Day, initiated by the International Ski Federation. The event will be held January 22, 2012.
--12-01-2012--
Winter Palace to Appear in Russia
The social project The Fairytale Map of Russia has created one more tourist route Arkhangelsk region is now considered to be a home to Winter from Russian folk tales.
--11-01-2012--
New Metro Station Appeared in St. Petersburg
New station Admiralteyskaya appeared in St. Petersburg. It is located not far from famous city attractions the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Admiralty.
--10-01-2012--
Gold Museum to Appear in the Urals Region
The museum of gold and platinum industry, that was closed for renovation, will start to receive tourists in summer of 2012. It is located in Berezovsky town of the Sverdlovsk region.
--10-01-2012--
Russian Railways Connects Moscow to Paris and Nice
Air travel is no longer the only option for Europeans wanting to visit Moscow. In mid-December 2011 Russian Railways introduced two new destinations: Paris and Nice. The Moscow-Paris train journeys via Poland and Germany, while the Moscow-Nice one takes you to the south of France via Austria and Italy.
--30-12-2011--
New Year Carnival to be Held in Elbrus Region
Winter carnival, colorful ski show and best costume contest will be offered to visitors of the Elbrus region on New Year's Day.
--28-12-2011--
Elk Sculptures Appeared in Moscow Parks
Seventeen life size elk sculptures appeared in Moscow parks yesterday. This is an unusual way ecologists have chosen to draw public's attention to environmental problems.
--28-12-2011--
Snowmobile Festival to Take Place in Karelia
The 8th International Festival of snowmobile sport OpenKarelia will be held in Karelian town Olonets on January 27-29, 2012.
--27-12-2011--
First Camping Spot Opened in Suzdal
The first modern campsite has appeared in Suzdal. The project meets all European standards.
--27-12-2011--
Moscow Brewing Company Offers New Year Free Tours
Tourists and locals are welcomed to take part in free beer tasting tours at Moscow Brewing Company during New Year holidays.
--26-12-2011--
Tourists Are Offered a Live Webcam Walk through St. Petersburg
A new project VPiter gives an opportunity to see St. Petersburg online. The company launched 19 live webcams that help tourists to take a virtual walk through the main attractions of the city.
--26-12-2011--
Nizhny Novgorod to Prepare for Winter Holiday Season
Christmas and New Year entertainment programs will be presented in different parts of Nizhny Novgorod during winter holidays in Russia.
--23-12-2011--
Christmas Reindeer Came to Moscow
A reindeer named Sakha Khotoy has come to Moscow from Yakutia om Wednesday night. He will take part in New Year celebrations in Sokolniki Park.
--23-12-2011--
Luxury Golf Club to Appear in Leningrad Region
A luxury golf club for ?26 million will be built near the village Gorki, not far from St. Petersburg.
--22-12-2011--
Extension of Public Transport Services on the New Year's Day
Regular public transport in Moscow will extend operating hours during New Year's Day celebrations.
--22-12-2011--
Christmas Fair to Open in Petrozavodsk
Christmas Fair will be held in the centre of Petrozavodsk. Visitors can buy Christmas gifts, made by the best Karelian craftsmen.
--21-12-2011--
New Year Celebrations Start in Yekaterinburg
Winter holiday celebrations will start in Yekaterinburg this weekend. New Year and Christmas shows will be held in different parts of the city.
--21-12-2011--
Ice Land Museum Appeared in St. Petersburg
The Museum of Ice was opened in St. Petersburg last week. Visitors can see fairy-tale characters and fantastic creatures made of ice.
--20-12-2011--
Fire Destroyed Krasnoyarsk Airport
A large fire destroyed Cheremshanka airport building in Krasnoyarsk on Monday, December 19.
--20-12-2011--
Visit Traditional Steam Bath in Kostroma Hotel
Azimut Hotel in Kostroma invites tourists to visit Russian traditional steam bath (or banya).
--19-12-2011--
Snowmobile Tour Offered in Caucasian Reserve
The Western Caucasus aims to attract new tourists. This winter season visitors will be offered a snowmobile eco-tour in the Caucasian State Biosphere Reserve.
--19-12-2011--
Uglich Invites Tourists to Enjoy New Year Holidays
An exciting program will be presented to visitors of Uglich during New year holidays.
--16-12-2011--
Safari Park to Appear in Russia
Big safari park will be built in Moscow next year.
--16-12-2011--
Ice Hotel to Appear in Russia
An ice hotel will be built in Yakutsk in the next two years. It will appear in a tourist complex The Permafrost Kingdom and will be working all the year round.
--15-12-2011--
Russian Railways to Sell Tickets via Internet
Starting December 15, the Russian Railways is going to sell international train tickets over the Internet.
--15-12-2011--
The Day of Folk Tale to Appear In Russia
A new event will appear in the calendar of Russian tourism the Day of Folk Tale is going to be marked on March 7.
--13-12-2011--
Apartment Hotel to Open in Kalyazin
An abandoned sanatorium in Kalyazin will become an apart-hotel with great recreational facilities.
--13-12-2011--
Dolphinarium Opened in Moscow
A new dolphinarium has been opened in Moscow, on the territory of the All-Russia Exhibition Centre. Visitors can watch performances and even swim with dolphins.
--12-12-2011--
Porcelain Birds Exhibited in Irkutsk
A collection of beautiful porcelain birds are being displayed at the exhibition in the Irkutsk Regional Art Museum.
--12-12-2011--
The First InterContinental Hotel in Moscow Starts its Work
The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts hotel service group has opened the first hotel of the InterContinental brand in Moscow.
--09-12-2011--
Sheremetyevo Airport Has Upgraded Its Call Centre
Sheremetyevo International Airport has updated its call centre by changing the phone number.
--06-12-2011--
Tourists Can Enjoy Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in Moscow
Tourists will be able to enjoy exciting horse-drawn sleigh rides during winter holidays in Moscow. Warm blankets, sounds of bells, parks covered with snow what can be more romantic and relaxing?
--05-12-2011--
The First Hotel of International Level to Appear in Petrozavodsk
A new hotel will be opened in the capital of Karelia. Park Inn will become the first hotel of international level built in Petrozavodsk.
--05-12-2011--
Kuzbass Chooses Its Seven Wonders
A contest Seven wonders of Kuzbass takes place in Russia on the occasion of 70th anniversary of the Kemerovo region. The results will be announced on March 1, 2012.
--02-12-2011--
Indoor Climbing Centre Opened in Siberia
The only Olympic-level climbing centre in Siberia has been opened after reconstruction in Tomsk.
--01-12-2011--
Christmas Festival Russian Winter to Start in Moscow
Today the annual Christmas festival Russian winter will be opened in the centre of Moscow, at Revolution Square.
--01-12-2011--
Bryansk Crystal-Glass Museum Again Receives Tourists
The Museum of Crystal-Glass in Bryansk has opened its doors after renovation. The museum was built in 1976 and the current reconstruction, estimated at 11 million rubles, is the first in the history.
--30-11-2011--
How to Celebrate New Year on Baikal Lake
It is time to think about the approaching New Year holidays. You can spend it at home with your family, visit Moscow museums that will be free during the winter time or have the most extraordinary New Year and enjoy Baikal adventures in Siberia.
--29-11-2011--
Resorts of the North Caucasus Want to Control All Resort Business in Russia
The Russian state company Resorts of the North Caucasus will strike for expanding its authorities. The RNC intends to suggest creating all-Russian resort operator on its base to the government.
--28-11-2011--
Russian 112 Emergency Service to Accept Calls and SMS in Foreign Languages
The Russian analogue to the famous 911 service is yet to appear, yet it emerged that the operators will be able to receive phone calls and SMS in foreign languages.
--28-11-2011--
Currant Museum to Appear in Kaliningrad Region
The museum of currant will appear in Polessky area of Kaliningrad Region. It aims to develop agritourism in the country.
--25-11-2011--
How to Overcome Russian Cold Weather
Russia is famous for its severe winter, but even in extreme cold you can greatly simplify your life by following some advice during your travel.
--25-11-2011--
Moscow Airport Offers Check-In via Skype
Sheremetyevo International Airport has launched a new service flight chek-in via Skype video call.
--24-11-2011--
Electronic Tourist Guide to Appear in Moscow
Moscow Department of Information Technology has discussed the new project of the mobile gadget, which will serve as a tourist guide, handbook, secretary and even a security guard.
--23-11-2011--
Magicians Festival to be Held in Yekaterinburg
The great festival "Magic Extravaganza: Old Hottabych. The School of magicians" will be presented on November 26 in the Variety Theatre of Yekaterinburg.
--22-11-2011--
Sochi is Ready to Receive Tourists
Sochi is ready for the upcoming winter season. Tourists can choose among four popular resorts, located on the territory of Krasnaya Polyana.
--22-11-2011--
Russia and EU to Discuss Visa-Free Regime
Russia will talk with the EU on the visa-free travel at Brussels summit on December 7, 2011.
--21-11-2011--
Tour Company TUI to Strike for No. 2 in Russia
The largest tour operator in Europe, the German TUI AG plans to take the second place in the Russian tour market.
--18-11-2011--
Father Frost Celebrates His Birthday Today
Father Frost also known as Russian Santa Claus celebrates birthday in his residence in Veliky Ustyug today. He will light up the first Christmas tree and then start off his holiday trip to Russia and other countries.
--18-11-2011--
French Suprema Associates to Invest $ 1 Billion into Resorts of the North Caucasus
French Suprema Associates to invest $ 1 billion into Resorts of the North Caucasus.
--16-11-2011--
Russian Metro Started Speak English
International Metro Week has started in St.Petersburg. During November 14-20 all train announcements will be duplicated in English for the comfort of foreign tourists.
--16-11-2011--
Concerts for Pregnant Women Will be Held in Tomsk
Tomsk Philharmonic will organize a series of concerts for pregnant women. Music experts have selected special compositions, which have a positive effect on child development.
--15-11-2011--
Skating Rink to be Opened on Red Square
First snow, low temperatures, Christmas toys in shop windows are not the only things that make Muscovites feel the upcoming New Year's Day. The famous large skating rink on the Red Square will be opened on November, 28.
--15-11-2011--
Tea Museum Opened in Sochi
The museum of tea history has appeared not far from Sochi, in the village Ych-Dere. It consists of three expositions, telling about the most northern tea in the world.
--14-11-2011--
Tuvan Burial Mounds to Become a Tourist Complex
Tuva authorities plan to build one of the largest museum and tourist complexes in Siberia. It will be located in the "Valley of Kings" - the burial place of the Scythian period.
--14-11-2011--
Free Internet Offered by Krasnodar Airport
New service is provided by the airport in Krasnodar. Now passengers can enjoy free internet acess.
--11-11-2011--
Coal Mine Museum to Appear in Kuzbass
The Kemerovo region will present a number of innovations, including the first museum, located in a coal mine.
--11-11-2011--
Museum to be Built on Kulikovo Field
New museum complex will appear on the territory of the legendary Kulikovo Field in Tula region. The project includes exhibition halls, an observation desk and a spacious conference room with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment.
--10-11-2011--
Giant Ferris Wheel to Appear in Moscow
A huge Ferris wheel will be built in Moscow. It is expected to be even taller than famous London Eye and Singapore Flyer.
--10-11-2011--
Dostoevsky's Petersburg in Free Audio Guide
On the occasion of 190th anniversary birth of great Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky you can free download an audio guide Following heroes of Dostoevsky so that to discover new sites of northern capital. This and other guides soon to be translated into English.
--09-11-2011--
Snow Paralyzed Traffic in Moscow
First snow that came to the capital has caused huge traffic jams.
--09-11-2011--
Moscow Museums Free to Visit During Winter Holidays
Moscow museums will offer free access during the New Year's holidays and every third Sunday of the month. The authorities have presented the list of available attractions.
--08-11-2011--
Nip-Tuck: Different Visa Regimes for Russians in India, the U.S., and Southern Europe
November and December 2011 will see the visa regimes between Russia, India, the United States, and three Southern European states (Albania, Macedonia, and Crotia) undergoing changes.
--07-11-2011--
Mountaineering School Appeared in the Northern Urals
For all activity holidays and sport lovers the Ural school of alpinism will start its work this November. It aims to make this kind of sport accessible to a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts.
--07-11-2011--
Kaliningrad Region Opens New Recreation Area
New family holiday park Amberland will be built on the Baltic Sea coast. It will be located not far from Kaliningrad, in the resort town Pionersky.
--07-11-2011--
Japanese Animation Festival to be Held in Krasnodar
Japanese animation movies will be shown in Krasnodar cinema Aurora from 14 to 16 November. Films will be also watched in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other 27 Russian cities.
--03-11-2011--
Korea to Become the First Foreign Investor in Resorts of the North Caucasus
Korea Western Power, one of the leaders in the green energy sphere, is to build a system of coil, sun and wind power stations. The Korean company has signed n agreement on investments with the state company Resorts of the North Caucasus. The sum of investments will make up $1 billion.
--02-11-2011--
Tourist Rally to be Held in the Middle Urals
A travel rally will start in the Sverdlovsk region on November 4-5. The participants will evaluate the attractiveness of Russian cities and the quality of tourism.
--02-11-2011--
Ski Resort to be Opened in Petrozavodsk
New ski tourist resort Yalguba is to appear in Petrozavodsk in 2012. It will include different facilities, among which are elementary ski run, cableway and two equipped ski slopes.
--02-11-2011--
Black Sea to Become the Major Cruise Destination
The question of Russian cruise tourism has been discussed at Russian-Turkish conference in Gelendzhik.
--01-11-2011--
New Tourist Route Appeared in Altai Territory
Big Golden Ring of Altai has appeared in Siberia. The new route is dedicated to ancient people and ore mining history.
--01-11-2011--
Lost Worlds Will be Found in Krasnodar
A great theme park, dedicated to ancient eras and civilizations, will be built in Krasnodar. Tourists can both have fun and expand historical and geographical knowledge.
--31-10-2011--
Turkey and Russia to Sign a Tourist Protection Agreement
Turkey is in the process of agreeing extra-insurance protection measures for Russian tourists. This may include providing medical treatment in the instance of remission of a chronic illness.
--31-10-2011--
Bicycle Parking Lots to Emerge in Vologda
New parking spots will be available for bicyclists in Vologda, where this form of transport is highly popular
--27-10-2011--
Call Centre for Tourists Appeared in Moscow
Russian and foreign tourists now can get information about the city over the phone. Operators of the new call centre answer any questions both in Russian and English languages.
--27-10-2011--
Photo Exhibition Save Baikal to Be Held in Moscow
An exhibition dedicated to Baikal nature will take place at the Flacon Design Factory on November 12. An interesting program will be provided by a volunteer team Make a Move.
--26-10-2011--
Intourist to Attract Tourists with its New Brand
The company Intourist is to join its hotel net under the new brand Intotel hotels and resorts.
--26-10-2011--
Tickets for Russian Trains Can be Bought Over the Phone
A new service has started on October 17 now you can book your ticket for a long-distance train using the phone of the Russian Railways (RzhD) information centre.
--25-10-2011--
"Golden Ring Resort to Be Built near Pereslavl-Zalessky
The authorities of Yaroslavl Region has signed an important agreement, according to which Pereslavl will become a centre of the new tourist resort Golden Ring of Russia.
--25-10-2011--
20th Century Celebrities at the Retro Exhibition in Chelyabinsk
An exciting photo exhibition Stars near the boarding ramp has been opened in the Local History Museum of Chelyabinsk. Black-and-white photos are dedicated to the vintage era of prop planes and jazz.
--24-10-2011--
Ecopark to Appear in Suzdal
The authorities of the Vladimir region continue to develop tourism and to attract more visitors. The nearest project is the creation of sports complex and ecological park in Suzdal.
--21-10-2011--
Tourists are Welcomed to Enjoy Moscow Free Tours
The Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow is going to organise free historical walking and bus tours. The project City Access will start on October, 25.
--21-10-2011--
St.Petersburg Selects the Most Curious Places
The popular vote on the most attractive and unusual landmarks has started in St. Petersburg. The authorities consider that the results will become a useful guide for people, who want to learn more about the city.
--20-10-2011--
The Urals Region Starts to Develop Gastronomy Tourism
The first Russian culinary tour Golden dew has appeared in Sverdlovsk Region. Tourists can visit attractive places and taste the local cuisine.
--18-10-2011--
Street Toilets Painted in Khokhloma Style Appeared in Moscow
Moscow authorities have decided to change the design of street toilet cabins and to make them more picturesque. The first results of the experiment can be seen near metro station Medvedkovo.
--17-10-2011--
Chelyabinsk to Celebrate John Lennon's Birthday
The concert, dedicated to John Lennon, will take place on 10 October in Chelyabinsk. Fans are going to celebrate the birthday of the British singer, who could be 71 years this autumn.
--07-10-2011--
Moscow to Become a Tourist Mecca
Moscow intends to become one of the leading tourist capitals by 2018, when the Footbal World Cup takes place in Russia. The Moscow Government approved the program The development of tourism and recreation industry for the period from 2012 to 2016.
--07-10-2011--
Russians Have Chosen the Best Place for Ecotourism
Russian people consider Baikal Lake to be the best ecotourism destination. The choice was made by a vote on My planet travel awards web-site, which reflects the preferences of Russian tourist.
--06-10-2011--
A Car Park for Caravans Has Appeared in Moscow
The first car park for caravans has been opened in Moscow, Sokolniki Park. It is fully equipped and mostly designed for foreign tourists, who prefer this way of travel.
--06-10-2011--
Russian Company Offers the Shortest World Cruise
"Poseidon Expeditions" attracts tourist with an expeditionary travel to the North Pole on the icebreaker 50 Years of Victory. The voyage will last for 12 days.
--05-10-2011--
Tver Region Continues the Tradition of Unusual Museums
The Museum of Pike has been opened not far from Tver. It is dedicated to Emelya a character from Russian folk tale.
--04-10-2011--
Chair Helping to Overcome Vices Appeared in Voronezh
If you want to get rid of greed and other bad habits, just sit or put your hands on a bronze chair. That is what a new monument in Voronezh has been made for.
--03-10-2011--
Tourists Will Enjoy Puppet Show During Cruise in Russia
Mosturflot prepares a new project. Appearing in May 2012 the first in Russia floating puppet theatre will occupy the ship Slavyanov.
--03-10-2011--
Soviet Sweets Can Be Tasted in the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
Sweet exhibition dedicated to Soviet confectionery has been opened in Moscow. Candies and cakes produced by famous factories could be bought in the museum working also as a patisserie.
--30-09-2011--
Malibu in Moscow Region Attracts Tourists
A hotel located on water has started to work in Moscow Region. This rather new for Russia type of accommodation has a noticeable effect on the number of tourists coming to the country.
--30-09-2011--
New Luxurious Hotels to Appear in Moscow
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the intention to increase the number of its hotels in Russia. Five-star InterContinental Tverskaya and the largest in Europe thousand-room Holiday Inn will be opened in Moscow.
--29-09-2011--
Tourist Monument Erected in Irkutsk
The bronze figure of a man with hat and rucksack has appeared in the centre of Irkutsk. The sculpture opened on September 27 is dedicated to the World Tourism Day. The authorities continue to make the city more attractive for visitors. Earlier the two-storey Tea museum started to work in the renovated ancient house.
--29-09-2011--
Monument to Wedding Toast Unveiled in Novosibirsk
The first and only monument to the wedding toast Kiss! has appeared in Russia. The opening is dedicated to the First All-Russian Congress of the newlyweds.
--28-09-2011--
Cars in Kostroma Will Be Replaced by Horse-Drawn Carriages
The government of Kostroma has suggested a transport reform to turn a historical part of the town into pedestrian area. Traditional vehicles will be changed for a horse taxi.
--27-09-2011--
Moscow Starts to Advertise Its Tourist Facilities
An advertising campaign of tourism in Moscow is going to start in autumn. The main goal is to promote a winter season in Russian capital and to prepare for the summer one.
--27-09-2011--
The Circle of Light to Be Held in Moscow
Moscow International Festival of Light - great event for locals and tourists will take place on 20-23 October. Famous architectural monuments will be involved to provide light installations. The event is expected to increase number of tourists in Moscow.
--26-09-2011--
New Routes and Infrastructure Will Appear in Karelia
The Republic of Karelia has presented perspective investment projects at the International Forum in Sochi. The government continues to develop cultural tourism and make pilgrim destinations attractive for visitors.
--26-09-2011--
Russia's Largest Aquapark Comes to St. Petersburg
Russia's largest aquapark in St. Petersburg plans to welcome visitors before the end of 2011.
--23-09-2011--
Tourists Are Welcomed to Visit the House of Baba Yaga
An unusual museum appeared in Kalyazin - a witch from Russian tales Baba Yaga has been given the whole residence. It is not the only odd tourist attraction in Tver region. The Goat Museum, the Bee Museum and the Raspberry Museum are among them.
--22-09-2011--
Ancient Skis Have Been Found in Vologda
Archaeologists have discovered the 300-year-old sports equipment in Vologda.
--22-09-2011--
Pskov Car Owners Have Finished Their Rally in Support of Road Safety
The members of "DorogiRussia" movement have returned to Kaliningrad after the monthly trip across Russia. They have found out everything about roads in the country.
--21-09-2011--
International Travel Exhibition to be Held in Moscow
Traditional International Travel Exhibition "Otdykh/Leisure-2011" will take place on 21-24 September 2011. Tourist companies from Russia and other countries all over the world are coming to Moscow to offer new destinations and present interesting travel programs.
--20-09-2011--
A New Arboretum to Appear in Chelyabinsk
The end of September will see the opening of a new arboretum in Chelyabinsk. The city authorities hope to improve the recreation facilities in the city in this way.
--19-09-2011--
Social Tourism : Special Routes For Elderly People
Authorities of the region of Sverdlovsk are planning to develop inner tourism for elderly people.
--16-09-2011--
Turgoyak Lake Will Become The Character Of The Movie " 100 Wonders Of Russia "
Taking group of the First Russian informative channel " My Planet " started working at film about Turgoyak Lake, situated in the region of Chelyabinsk. The group has come to Miass.
--15-09-2011--
New Tourist Center To Appear In Nenets Autonomous Okrug
New ethnographic are will have been constructed in northern region of Russia by 2013.
--15-09-2011--
A New Hotel With Museum Exhibition Was Opened In Torzhok
Festive ceremony of opening of the new three-star hotel complex was held in one of the most ancient cities of Russia - Torzhok.
--14-09-2011--
The Kazan Kremlin Is Getting More And More Popular
Practically any foreigner is sure that there is only one Kremlin in Russia, the one that is situated in Moscow. But that's not true,as some old kremlins have remained since the old times. A great example is the Kazan Kremlin.
--09-09-2011--
Moscow Hotel Radisson Royal Was Acknowledged As The Best In The World
The announcement of the winners of the prestigious tourist competition World Travel Awards-2011 was held in the beginning of September. According to the results,the leader in the world hotel market is Moscow Hotel Radisson Royal, ex-hotel " Ucraine ".
--08-09-2011--
Representatives Of Russian Tourism Have Paid Attention To Disabled Persons
Russia is making only first steps to the full-grown adaptation of disabled persons for travelling. Among all the cities of the country St. Petersburg is most suited to tourists-invalids.
--07-09-2011--
Festival Of Tourist Cinema " Date With Russia " To Be Held In The Region Of Sverdlovsk
From the 2nd to the 6th of September II All-Russian Festival of Tourist Cinema has taken place in the spiritual centre of the Ural Verkhoturie. Its main purpose is a promotion of tourist opportunities of the regions of Russia and attraction to the travelling in the country.
--06-09-2011--
A New Hotel To Be Open In Komi
A new hotel will be opened in Komi Republic, beside the highest peak of the Urals - Mount Narodnaya ( 1895 metres ).
--05-09-2011--
Yakutia Is Attracting Attention To The History Of Mammoths
Yakutiya is planning to realize a tourist project " Northern World ", which will include several important objects.
--02-09-2011--
Hunt Is Prohibited In Two Areas of Tver Region
In areas of Torzhok and Bologovo one can't hunt any more. Such measure is taken only for the period of quarantine.
--31-08-2011--
A Soviet Comedy Remake Is Expected to Attract Tourists to North Caucasus
North Caucasus places high hopes on the role a remake of the best-loved Soviet comedy may play in the region's tourist development. The region's powers are in talks with two Moscow film studios to produce a contemporary version of the famous Abduction in the Caucasus film by Leonid Gaidai.
--24-08-2011--
Astrakhan to Tell Tourists about Watermelons
Astrakhan State Culture Preserve Museum opens the tourism rout named "The Generosity of Astrakhan lands", which will tell tourists about watermelon's cultivation.
--15-08-2011--
The First Russian Military Port Will Be Turned Into the Park With the Amphitheatre
A public park will be laid out on the island New Holland in St. Petersburg.Its landscape will be turned into an open summer amphitheatre and concert area.
--10-08-2011--
Days of Tourism on Kamchatka
Days of Torism will start on the 19th of August and finish on the 17th of September.
--09-08-2011--
Yakutiya Promises Safe and Exciting Tourism
A New State Programme of Tourism Development of Yakutiya Is Approved.
--01-08-2011--
Russia's Kaliningrad May Get a Visa-Free Entry into EU
The EU officials are about to acknowledge Kaliningrad as a border region between Russia, Poland, and Lithuania. The citizens of Kaliningrad may no longer need a visa to go to Europe.
--30-07-2011--
Visa-Free Entrance to Russia for Finnish Citizens
As of August 2011, Finnish citizens may enter Russia by sea - no visa required.
--30-07-2011--
Polish Mountaineers Rescued in Elbrus
Two Polish tourists lost in the mountain Elbrus on July 21 found alive today, said a representative of North Caucasus Center of Ministry of emergency situations.
--22-07-2011--
The FIFA World Cup Will Cost Russia a Fortune
The cost of holding the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship is estimated at 632bln RUB - almost 4 times more than the initial forecast predicted.
--22-07-2011--
Cruises to Chukotka are getting more and more popular among foreign tourists
More than 1300 tourists are supposed to visit the region in high season, what is half as much again as the previous year.
--21-07-2011--
Tourists Chained!
The authorities of Omsk region have prepared a promotional tour of the Bolsheukovskii region, during which the visitors will be invited to walk all the path, that had been crossed by exiles and convicts, in shackles.
--22-06-2011--
72 Visa-Free Hours for Japanese Tourists
Ferry navigation 2011 between Russian Sakhalin Island and Japan is attended by bonus for Japanese tourists: now they can spend 72 hours on Sakhalin visa-free. They believe it will increase the tourist flow from land of the rising sun.
--15-06-2011--
Solovki's New Project
Russia plans to develop tourism in Solovki, it is planned to restore the Solovetsky monastery and to create tourism infrastructure outside of the archipelago. The amount of investments may reach ten billion rubles.
--14-06-2011--
Electronic travel guide for Gorny Altay
Gorny Altay has represented a new tourist and information system, worked out to make journey more fascinating and comfortable. From June, 1 tourists can download a guide from a web-site, created especially for this.
--03-06-2011--
France to Develop Ski Resorts in North Caucasus
Russian state-owned company Resorts of the North Caucasus and French bank Caisse des Depots et Consignations will create a joint venture to develop tourism in the region.
--27-05-2011--
Russian cruise operators to digest Arctic
Arctic tourism in Russia is now in development stage, although Russia is exactly a country, having unbelievable potential for this branch of tourism, and for others as well. Unfortunately, there are still no or too little means to develop Arctic tourism, popularity of which is increasing year on year.
--26-05-2011--





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