tourism in Russia

Around 1.5 mln tourists visited Crimea in July

Crimea received about 1.5 mln tourists in July, Head of the republic Sergey Aksenov said. "From July 1 to July 31, 1.432 mln tourists vacationed in Crimea. Of these, 31.9% arrived by air, 62.7% - via Crimean Bridge by cars and …

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Guard with whip attacked vacationers in Crimea

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Crimea, the police will check the information about the attack on the vacationers. One of the tourists posted a video on the Internet showing a man trying to hit her husband with a …

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Crimea experiences surge of VIP tourism

According to the Ministry of Tourism of Crimea, Vadim Volchenko, this holiday season, limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for VIP hotels has skyrocketed. “The load is high, most of all at the southern coast of …

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Russia reopened for Turkey

Russia has resumed the issuance of all categories of visas to Turkish citizens, suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Russian Embassy in Ankara said. "From July 29, Russian foreign missions in Turkey have resumed …

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Anapa bans use of rubber mattresses in the sea

Today, the resorts of Anapa introduced ban on using inflatable rings and mattresses, the press service of the city administration informed. The reason for the ban is increasing north-east wind. Because of the wind, it is banned to enter …

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Flights to Crimea fell by 25%

According to the Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic, Vadim Volchenko, in July-August this year, flights to Crimea are more affordable than in the same period last year. "According to our data, the cost of air tickets …

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Demand for tours in Russia saw tenfold decrease

Maya Lomidze, Executive Director of the Association of Russian Tour Operators, said that in June 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for tours in Russia decreased tenfold compared to the same period in 2019. “The …

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Russia plans to resume international flights

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered Rosaviatsia and Rospotrebnadzor to explore options for resuming international flights. Russia grounded nearly all international flights in late March amid the coronavirus outbreak, …

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Tourists in Crimea to go through electronic registration

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Information and Communications of Crimea announced today, that an electronic tourist registration system has been introduced on the peninsula. Such a measure was adopted to ensure the safety of vacationers amid …

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Embankments open in Crimea

Several resort towns open their embankments for walking. Previously, they were closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. “Sudak headquarters made a decision to open embankments on May 23. The sites can be visited by local citizens …

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Russia's regions to start reopening to tourists in June

Tourism facilities in most Russian regions will open from June 1, chief of the Federal Tourism Agency Zarina Doguzova said. According to her, resorts, with medical permits, apartment hotels and cottage-type hotels, will be the first to …

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North Caucasus resorts to operate for individual tourists

The North Caucasus Resorts company plans to open a tourism cluster - the Arkhyz, Veduchi and Elbrus resorts - this summer and is already preparing for the beginning of the season. The resorts will focus on individual tourism, company press …

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Sochi hotels advised not to open reservation on June 1

In Sochi, authorities do not advise hotels to open reservations on June 1 until the situation with coronavirus stabilizes, as the ban could be extended, the city hall reports. "The ban will be extended if the epidemiological …

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Russians on private cars flooded Crimea

In a day, the number of Russians entering Crimea increased by almost 40%. "Over the last 24 hours, the number of people entering the peninsula has increased significantly, by almost 40%. They mostly come by crossing the Crimean …

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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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