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Travellers Name Best Russian B&Bs

Ostrov Park Hotel in the Pskov region won travel website TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2017 award for best bed and breakfast in Russia

Russian Opera Singer Wins Grammy

Russian opera singer Nikolay Didenko won a Grammy Award thanks to his performance with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Moscow Named One of World’s Most Intelligent Communities for First Time

Moscow has made it to the final round of voting for the top seven intelligent communities of 2017 during the Intelligent Community Forum

Passengers Name St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport Russia’s Best

St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport received the “Air Gateway of Russia” industry award for being the country’s best airport

IKEA to Sell Toy Designed by Russian Girl

Sofia Oganyants, a Russian girl from the Moscow suburb of Khimki, is this year’s winner of the IKEA competition “Kids Draw for Kids”

Russia's Netrebko, Serebrennikov Nominated for International Opera Awards

Director Kirill Serebrennikov, soprano Anna Netrebko and the MusicAeterna choir were nominated for 2017 International Opera Awards

Russian Hostel Named Best in the World

Soul Kitchen Hostel in Saint Petersburg was recognized as the best in the world once again

Facebook Rewards Russian Hacker

Facebook has paid Russian hacker Andrey Leonov a record reward for finding vulnerabilities in the social network’s software

Ufa Confectioner Nominated for International Social Media Award

Olga Noskova, a confectioner from Ufa who posts pictures of her cakes on Instagram, has been nominated for a Shorty Award

Russian Watch Brand Receives International Award

Russian watch brand Konstantin Chaykin won its first-ever international prize at the Swiss Independent Watchmaking Pavilion, or SIWP

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

Russian Poet Anna Akhmatova Was Two-Time Nobel Prize Nominee

Anna Akhmatova, one of the most celebrated representatives of the Silver Age of Russian poetry, was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966

‘Paradise’ by Russia’s Konchalovsky Shortlisted for Oscar

The Russian film “Paradise,” directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, has been included on the shortlist for an Oscar prize in the category for “Best Foreign Language Film”

Paulo Coelho Jumps at Chance to Join RZD Mobile Library Project

Moscow train stations now have “A Book on the Go” mobile libraries

Russian-Made Music Video Nominated for Grammy

An OK Go music video filmed in zero gravity has become the first music video made in Russia to be nominated for a Grammy award

UK Travel Awards Handed Out in Russia

The UK’s Buying Business Travel Awards for achievements in business tourism were given out in Russia for the first time

Anna Netrebko’s Album Nominated for Grammy

The new album “Verismo” by the Russian opera diva Anna Netrebko has been nominated for a prestigious Grammy award

St. Petersburg Takes Top Prize at World Travel Awards

St. Petersburg was named the World’s Leading Cultural City Destination by the World Travel Awards on Dec. 5

Konchalovsky’s ‘Paradise’ Wins Award at Argentinean Film Festival

Andrey Konchalovsky’s film “Paradise” won the Silver Astor award for Best Screenplay at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina

Moscow Chef Gets a Michelin Star

Adrian Quetglas Restaurant, located in Spain and owned by Moscow chef Adrian Quetglas, has received a Michelin star