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Moscow Recognised as One of the Safest Cities for Tourists in the World

Moscow is one of the safest cities for foreign tourists in the world, said the President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry, Sergei Shpilko at the Gaidar Forum

Moscow State University to Open Space Research Department

The Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichy announced the creation of a new space research department

Trailer for ‘Stalin’s Couch’ Movie with Depardieu Released

A trailer for Fanny Ardant’s film about Stalin with English subtitles called “Le Divan de Staline” starring Gerard Depardieu as Stalin has appeared on the Internet

British Publication Includes Karelia, Arkhangelsk in List of World’s Top Tourist Destinations

A cultural and educational tour to northwest Russia is one of the top 50 trips of this kind for 2017

Moscow State University Biologists Discover New Mushroom

Moscow State University scientists discovered a new species of fungi during an expedition to the Tver region

Over 60 Countries Buy Screening Rights for Russian-Made ‘Viking’

Screening rights for the Russian film "Viking" have been sold to over 60 countries, according to a press release from Channel 1

Moscow to Host Three More Bike Parades in 2017

Let's Bike It! has announced plans to hold three more bike parades this year following the success of the first one of 2017 on Jan. 8, which attracted over 500 people

Louis Vuitton Releases Sneakers for TsUM Shoppers

Louis Vuitton has created a limited edition of Run Way women’s sneakers produced specifically for Moscow’s TsUM shopping centre

Russian Professor Wins Crafoord Prize

Russian immunologist Alexander Rudensky has been awarded the Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis for 2017 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Sokolniki Park to Host Ice-Block Construction Area

The first ever family-friendly construction zone featuring blocks of ice as building materials will appear in Moscow’s Sokolniki Park this weekend

Russia May Test Out Solar Panel Roads

Rosavtodor noted that the solar panel coating would be particularly useful in areas with the highest number of sunny days per year

Moscow Zoo to Start Eco Tours to Local Nature Reserves

The Moscow Zoo and Moscow’s Department of Culture are planning to start an eco tour programme for Moscow and its surroundings

Russian Tourist Attraction Ranked as ‘Dark Tourism’ Top Destination

The web portal Atlas Obscura, specialising in “dark tourism”, has named the top 50 attractions and destinations of 2017

Five Thousand Candidates Apply for ‘Dream Job’ in Russia

Travel company OneTwoTrip is looking for a travel director that will travel all over while receiving 400,000 roubles ($6,735) per month

Former Soros Partner Calls to Invest in Russian Assets

American investor and owner of Rogers Holdings Jim Rogers stated that investments in Russian assets and agriculture will bring the highest returns in 2017

Nearly Seven Million Tourists Visited St. Petersburg Last Year

Around 6.9 million tourists visited St. Petersburg last year, which is 400,000 more than in 2015

More Than $20 Billion Invested in Russia’s Far East

According to Alexander Galushka, head of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, investments in the region have reached 1.325 trillion roubles ($21.95 billion)

Moscow to Open Bicycle Lanes on 23 Central Streets

Moscow is planning to pave bicycle lanes on the streets that were renovated in 2016 during the “My Street” project

Russia Becomes One of the Top Destinations to Explore Polar Bears

The experts at Lonely Planet have included Wrangel Island in Russia in its list of the top five destinations where tourists can see polar bears in the wild

Russia Delivers the First Multi-Purpose Ka-32 Helicopters to China

The "Vertolety Rossii" (Russian Helicopters) holding delivered the first batch of multi-purpose Ka-32A11VC helicopters to Chinese company Jiangsu Baoli