2016 Became Busiest Year for Moscow Hotels in Last Decade

By the end of 2016, the average occupancy rate for Moscow hotels had risen to 70%, according to Interfax

Moscow Through Tourists’ Eyes

Instagram selection shows how foreign guests see Moscow and the kinds of pictures they usually take

American Architect to Design New Type of Housing for Single-Industry Russian Towns

Hani Rashid, co-founder of the New York-based architectural firm Asymptote Architecture, is attempting to develop a concept for a new type of housing for single-industry towns in Russia

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 Zoo to Offer English-Language Tours

In February 2017, the Moscow Zoo will start offering guided tours in English

Russia Named Best Country for Investments in 2017

International investment banks called Russia the favourite of foreign portfolio investors for 2017

Centre of Slavic Cultures Opens in Moscow

The Margarita Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature opened the Centre of Slavic Cultures on Tuesday, Dec. 20

‘I’ve Always Dreamt of Becoming a Reporter in Russia’

A Chinese journalist on Altai honey, Pasternak and Moscow's confusing addresses

‘Russia Must Be Shown to Foreigners in Its Entirety’

Russian Deputy Minister of Culture Alla Manilova on the Russia-Austria Tourism Year

Foreigners in Vladivostok to Receive Eight-Day Visa Upon Arrival

Foreign tourists arriving in Vladivostok by boat will be given a one-time electronic permit allowing them to stay for up to eight days in the region

133 UK Tour Operators Selling Trips to Russia

Sergei Korneev, deputy head of Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency, said that 133 British tour operators were offering package tours to Russia

‘Russians Know How to Present Themselves’

Guy Godet talks about Courtyard by Marriott and how to do business in Moscow

Russian Residence Permit Might Be Given to Lottery Winners

Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Oblast have created a bill that offers foreigners the opportunity to win a residency permit in Russia through a lottery

British Activists Visit Every Station of Moscow Metro in 12 Hours

The two men had set themselves the goal of setting a world record in order to draw public attention to the problem of the extinction of Amur tigers

Russia Creates Tourism Organisation to Debunk Myths

A new organisation has appeared in Russia that will attract tourists from abroad and debunk myths about the country

Mireille Mathieu Named Russian Language Ambassador to World

French singer Mireille Mathieu has been named a Russian Language Ambassador to the World

‘Our Main Goal Is to Shed Light on Hidden Russian Destinations’

Alla Manilova, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Culture, speaks about growing interest in Russia against a backdrop of sanctions and new tour routes beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg

‘The Monument to Ivan the Terrible Is Like the Monument to Rocky Balboa’

Julian Barnes on travelling across Russia, Tolstoy, the art of the novel, and the meaning of life

Video of the Day: Musk Biographer’s Documentary About Russian Internet

American journalist Ashlee Vance, author of Elon Musk's, biography shot a film about the Russian Internet called “Inside Russia’s Creepy, Innovative Internet”

Smell of Paint and Sound of Trams: Russia as Seen by a French Artist

An interview with a Frenchwoman who moved to Russia, traveled across the entire country, made it through two economic crises and managed to raise four children along the way

The Incredible Adventures of Americans in Moscow

In 1961, American TV journalists filmed scenes taken from the daily lives of ordinary Muscovites

Tours from the UK to Crimea to Resume

Organised tours from the United Kingdom to Crimea will resume in 2017 for the first time since the peninsula joined the Russian Federation