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Demand for Business Travel to Russia Increases by 60%

The number of invitations issued for business visas to Russia increased by almost 60% in 2016 compared to 2015

Demand for Railway Tours in Russia Increases Ten-Fold in Five Years

About 240,000 tourists booked railway tours in 2016, almost ten times more than in 2011, the press service of Russian Railway Tours reported

Bloomberg: Russia and Brazil Most Profitable Emerging Markets for Investment

Investors and analysts interviewed by Bloomberg have called Russia and Brazil the best choices for investment among developing countries

Moscow Home to Almost Six Hundred Centenarians

Nearly 600 centenarians, people who are 100 or more years old, live in Moscow

Growth of Business Activity in Russia’s Service Sector Hits Eight-Year High

The IHS Markit Russia Services Business Activity Index rose to an eight-and-a-half-year high of 58.4 in January

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

Experts Note Record Growth of Business Activity in Russia’s Service Sector

The PMI Business activity index of Russia’s service sector reached 56.5 points in December, showing the highest growth rate since July 2016

Demand for Russian Ski Resorts Increases 15% During New Year Holidays

Demand for Russian ski resorts during the 2016/2017 New Year holidays has grown by 15% compared to the same period last year

Forbes: Russian Economy Ready to ‘Be Back on Its Feet’

After years of economic recession caused by Western sanctions, Russia is ready to restart its economic growth, according to Forbes

Foreign Tourists’ Interest in Russia Increases by One-Third

Russia’s appeal as a winter holiday destination in 2016 increased by about a third among foreign travellers in comparison to last year

Medvedev Discusses Most Important Outcomes of 2016

The main outcomes of 2016 were the preservation of macroeconomic stability and the fulfilment of social obligations, Dmitry Medvedev said

Americans Spend Most on Hotels in Russia

Hotels.com has released a Hotel Price Index that analysed which foreign guests spent the most on hotels in Russia during the first half of 2016

Poll: Over 80% of Russians are Happy

According to an opinion poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), the overwhelming majority of Russians (81%) feel happy

Foreign Tourists Spend $1,200 in Russia on Average

Foreign tourists spend $1,200 in Russia on average, according to head of the Federal Tourism Agency

Russians Want to Move Closer to the West More Than Ever Since 2000

A majority of Russians (71%) are in favour of the expansion of economic, political and cultural ties and convergence with the West

OECD Predicts Growth for Russia in 2017

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, has improved Russia's GDP forecast

IMF: Russian Economy Is Stabilising

According to Gabriel Di Bella, the resident representative of IMF, the Russian economy is currently stabilising

To Your Health! Russia Sobers Up

Analysing alcohol market statistics might help gain a better understanding of what's going on in Russia in terms of alcoholic consumption