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Altai Voted Best Russian Region for Adventure Tourism

Readers of National Geographic chose Altai Krai as the best destination for adventure tours in Russia

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

Capital of Russian Golden Ring

The wonders of the Yaroslavl, one of the oldest Russian cities, and its surroundings

Moscow Mulls Lifting Visa Requirements for Short Visits

The Government of Moscow recently announced they are considering lifting visa requirements for foreign tourists planning to visit the country’s capital for a short period of time

Tourist Shoppers Spend More Than $160 a Day in Moscow

Tourists who come to Moscow to shop spend an average of about 10,000 roubles ($166.80) a day, according to Nikolay Gulyaev, head of Moscow’s Department of Sport and Tourism

Three Russian Hotels Become China Friendly

The Korston Club Hotel (4 *), Ostankino Hotel (3 *) and Clever Hostel joined the China Friendly programme

Chinese Companies to Invest $11Bln in Baikal Tourism

Chinese companies plan to invest around $11 billion in the creation of a modern tourist resort on Lake Baikal

St. Petersburg Among Ten Most Affordable Tourist Destinations in Europe

St. Petersburg was named as one of the top 10 cheapest European city breaks

Moscow Metro to Speak English

Muscovites and guests of the city travelling on the Moscow metro will soon hear announcements in both Russian and English

St. Petersburg Church Named Russia’s Most Popular Landmark

The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg is the most popular landmark in Russia

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

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

Travel to Russia from Home

The best photographs of Russia in one travel photo competition

Russia and Laos Sign Agreement on Visa-Free Travel

An agreement between Russia and Laos on a visa-free travel regime was signed in Vientiane by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Laos President Bounnhang Vorachith

Deer Country

Why Yakutia is this year’s best travel destination

Russia to Offer Ice Floe Tours for $16,500

The Russian government is planning to launch organised trips to the North Pole

Four Russians Make Trip from St. Petersburg to Gambia by Old Russian Car

Four residents of Tomsk took a trip to Europe and Africa in an old Russian VAZ-2106 automobile, TV channel 360 reported.

Booking.com Ranks Russian Hotels 12th-Best in the World

Russia finished 12th overall for hotels and other accommodations that received Booking.com’s Guest Review Awards

It’s a Far, Far East

Why Russia’s Primorye Region will soon become a tourist magnet

Moscow Among Cheapest Cities for Tourists

TripAdvisor has published its annual TripIndex Cities report, which compares the cost of a trip across the 20 most popular tourist cities

Tourist Flow from China to Russia Grows Fourfold in Three Months

During the first three months of 2017, about 58,500 travellers from China came to Russia within the framework of a visa-free group exchange

Spa Tourism in Russia Grew 15% Year-On-Year

Hotel aggregator website RoomGuru.ru analysed searches and bookings to determine the most popular mineral spas in Russia