tourism in Russia

Russian Railways suspends domestic train routes

Federal Passenger Company, a subsidiary of Russia’s railroad monopoly Russian Railways, will change the frequency of train services inside the country, with some train routes suspended due to the lack of demand, a representative of the …

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Russia to extend tourist visa stay period to 6 months

Russia is considering extending the maximum length of tourist visas from 30 days to six months to attract tourism, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. The bill would simplify the application procedure. At present, a Russian …

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Russia improves its position in global rating

Russia, ranking No. 23, is seen as both the second-most powerful country and the fourth-most influential country in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 'Best Countries' annual rating. Each country …

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Most popular Russian cities among tourists

Most of the tourists surveyed by travel services visited one or two Russian cities in the outgoing year, Ostrovok.ru reports. More than 5,000 users of social networks participated in the study. They were asked how many Russian cities …

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Crimea sets new record for number of tourists

A total of 6.87 million people spent their holidays in Crimea over 10 months of 2019, which is up 10% than last year (6.8 million people), Crimea’s head Sergei Aksenov said. "The record-breaking …

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Anapa plans to expand city promenade

The authorities of Anapa are planning to expand the promenade near Walnut Grove. Earlier, local residents repeatedly addressed the city hall with a corresponding request. As a result, Mayor Yuri Polyakov instructed to develop a project for a new …

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Tez Tour CEO dies unexpectedly

According to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, 46-year old Dmitry Shershnev, Director General of the Tez Tour tour operator died on Friday. “His death is a huge and irreparable loss for all of us. In the memory of …

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Azerbaijani tourism potential being presented in Russia

A number of presentations dedicated to Azerbaijan’s tourism potential are being held in Russia's Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Kazan on August 27-29, according to the Azerbaijan State Tourism Agency. Three hotels, 10 Azerbaijani …

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Ukrainian tourists pour to Crimea

The border guards in Crimea shifted to the enhanced access control due to the twofold  increase in passenger and traffic flows from Ukraine, the Crimean border guards of the Russian FSB report. According to the reports, the …

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