May 27 2015 - 17:33
Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei said in Moscow to today that Russia and Iran will soon take a step towards establishing a visa-free regime. In his words, Russian and Iranian Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Mohammad Javad Zarif agreed to simplify the visa regime at a meeting in 2014. Tourists and businessmen will be the first to make use of the visa-free regime.
May 26 2015 - 18:32
According to surveys of the Public Opinion Foundation, 49% of the population of Crimea and 59% of Sevastopol expect to see more Russian tourists this year than before the annexation. 22% and 17% respectively have a contrary opinion. Sanatoriums have been booked until September. Ilya Umansky, vice president of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, explained that the number of Russian tourists on the peninsula will depend on transportation, it can be accessed by plane or ferry service. In his words, people have hardly bought plane tickets due to their high prices, people using the ferry have been encountering a slew of problems on the Kerch Ferry.
May 25 2015 - 21:02
Sevastopol's beaches have not undergone a checkup by the Russian Ministry of Emergencies, according to Miroslav Sagaydak, the head of the office for civil protection. 16 bids for an inspection have been filed, but beaches keep postponing them due to unreadiness, TASS reports. Sevastopol Governor Sergey Menyaylo demanded that no postponements be made. Oleg Kazurin, the head of the department for municipal services, added that beaches were only 80% prepared for the season, although their beautification was constant.
May 24 2015 - 14:52
The ski season in the resort city of Sochi officially ends today. Downhill slopes were working for a record 149 days, the press service of the mining complex Gorky Gorod said.
May 16 2015 - 15:24
The military-sports game 'Race of Heroes' in 2016 may take place in Crimea, the organizers of the competition reported today during the St. Petersburg stage games.
May 16 2015 - 15:20
On May 29 at the Artek International Children's Center (Greater Yalta) a jubilee shift will begin, marking the 90th anniversary of the camp, the center’s deputy director Alexander Kosyh reported at a 'round-table' meeting dedicated to children's readiness to spend their vacations in Crimea.
May 13 2015 - 18:01
Over 1 million people have booked hotel rooms in Krasnodar Territory this year, including over 900,000 in Sochi, over 100,000 in Anapa, over 65,000 in Gelendzhik, TASS reports.Comparatively, 800,000 people booked rooms in Turkey.Russians will spend an average of 10 days in Krasnodar Territory this year. An average room this summer will cost at least 3,000 rubles a day, 40% cheaper than abroad, says Yakov Sadchikov, the communications director of the online booking service.