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Mountain travel is linked with passing through areas of complex mountain relief, such as mountainsides, ice shelves, passes, and rivers: to put the description short it is travelling with a rucksack from the point A to point B, and often over mountain peaks. In this way mountain tourism is different from alpinism climbing mountain tops with no luggage.


National parks are a comparatively new form of environment protection in Russia. Creation of national parks on the territory of the country started in the early 80`s of the 20th century, and at the moment there are 35 parks of this type. The majority of Russian national parks are located in the European part of the country; the westernmost park the Curonian Spit is in the Kaliningrad Region.


Original culture, shamanistic ceremonies, and musical folklore are expected to help in development of ethnical tourism in Siberia. The international travel fair Baikaltour has a lot to show its guests and has gained the reputation of a considerable event in the sphere of tourist business.


The National Park at Baikal has for a long time encountered the problem of buildings on the lake coast. Active trials over the buildings illegally set on the costs of Baikal within the parks territories are still in process. Notwithstanding this fact, newspapers and websites teem with stead sale offers.


Making money on country life is possible by not only growing potatoes and grain. Even at lower expenses country tourism can be more profitable than being traditionally occupied with the household, and citizens of the Tver Region are trying to prove this fact.


The new migration records act is likely to affect not only guest market vendors but also foreign tourists living in hotels of St. Petersburg. Representatives of the hotel business deem that the new law On migration records may seriously hit the sphere they deal with.


The old town Sengiley in the Ulyanovsk Region is going to turn into the pancake capital of Russia in the nearest future. Local authorities and public organizations hope that such move will attract tourists to the region. The first thematic point of interest a monument to pancake, traditional Russian food, - is expected to appear in the town this February.


Military tourism in Russia is actually a half legal activity. The Ministry of defence of Russia does not provide civilians with shooting machine guns and tank ride: managers of tourist firms arrange this type of services by means of personal relations with commanders of military units.


The attitude towards foreigners in Russia is complex. First of all, the generation gap is particularly evident here. People of the elder generation brought up in conditions of international isolation are more apt to be suspicious about foreigners.


About half of all foreign guests in the capital came to Russia with the purpose of business. The scale of international contacts linking Russia with other countries is constantly growing. That is the reason why building of comfortable, favourably located congress hotels is a priority in the sphere of hotel business development. Besides, business travel is turning into one of the most highly profitable branches.


Excursions to the legendary Russian prison Vladimirsky Central have stopped: the prisons administration was penalized by the Federal Penitentiary Service.


It`s usually the time of frosts and snow in Russia, but this year the temperatures let Russians open mushrooms season in December. What are other side effects of the anomalous warmth in Russia?


Drinking vodka in order to warm up is out of fashion now. Despite being cold, Russian winters can offer a lot to all willing to spend a nice and merry time.


The Svetlogorsk air is fresh, transparent and smells of fir-trees and sea. It has a unique fragrant you would hardly come across in any other European or Russian locality.


Siberia is traditionally seen by foreigners as something completely wild, depopulated and scary. The stereotype is still there and it is truehowever, only to a point.


Pecularities of shopping in Russia and useful tips. " Soviet times with empty counters and long queues have sunk into oblivion. Nowadays the variety of goods in Russian shops is taken for granted and one can find everything a customer wishes".


Russia can deservedly be called the worlds hitchhiking centre with lots of travel opportunities and thematic clubs. The recent years have brought some betterment to hitchhiking in Russia, and now this way of travelling has become more pleasant and easier than before.


It might be a challenge if you come to our country on your own, because words not only sound different, they are also written in Cyrillic. But don't panic, there are ways to solve the problem.


Until recently Ural hid military secrets from prying eyes and was out of bounds to tourists. But times have changed, and now one can even view for example the Museum of Nuclear Weapons.


Even living in this country is often not enough to know Russia well. But one could make a good acquaintance with the country traveling through it from the East to the West on the Trans-Siberian railway.


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