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Photo: Russian embassy in Japan/Facebook The official Russian Visa Application Center (RVC) has begun working in the Japanese capital, RIA Novostireports. The staff of the RVC will take in documents, process them, issue visas and provide a number of other services. The employees of the centre will help the visitors to fill in questionnaires, take a photo and even send...

08.04.2019 Subject: Travel

Photo: Russian capital hit top 10 cities that have the greatest appeal for tourists from abroad. Moscow took the 10th place. Capitals of Italy, Austria and Greece became the leaders, TASS reports. Barcelona and Paris took the 4th and 5th places. About 2000 people who travel a lot became the survey participants. Respondents were British, German, Italian,...

25.03.2019 Subject: Travel

Photo: Russian hospitality and sympathy helped Spanish extreme cyclist Santiago Garcia to travel in Yakutia where temperature sometimes reaches -50°C. Track drivers invite him to give a ride with his bicycle, locals propose to host him, reports Sakha IA in Yakutia. Santiago has tried various...

14.03.2019 Subject: Travel

Photo: Korean National TV show Walking on the Planet will broadcast program dedicated to Sakhalin inhabitants on February 9, reports.  The KBS TV shooting crew has recently visited the island to make episode dedicated to winter tourism in Sakhalin. Korean...

29.01.2019 Subject: Travel

Photo: Karelia presented the region’s tourism opportunities at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair expo, which took place in Helsinki, IA Glas Naroda reports. This is one of the largest exhibitions in Finland, where more than 90 different countries are represented. ...

29.01.2019 Subject: Travel

Photo:   Moscow and Ankara will hold “crossover” years of culture and tourism, RIA Novosti informs. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that after his negotiations with Turkish President Recep Erdogan in Moscow on January 23. Russian leader noted that the discussion about strengthening linkages in culture...

24.01.2019 Subject: Travel

Photo: “Wealthy tourists don’t usually travel to Siberia because of it’s gloomy past and reputation. However, for the past few years Siberia becomes more popular to visit, thanks to Russian President Vladimir Putin,” Jim Dobson said in Forbes. According to the journalist, travel photos that President took in Siberia benefited the region a lot,...

10.01.2019 Subject: Travel


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