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Free E-Visas to St, Petersburg

Free E-Visas to St, Petersburg

Beginning from 1st of October 2019, the foreign tourists will be able to visit St. Petersburg and Leningradsky region with a free E-Visa. The respective presidential decree has been signed by Vladimir Putin.

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The Classical Ballet Theatre celebrates the Anniversary of Natalia Kasatkina

The Classical Ballet Theatre celebrates the Anniversary of Natalia Kasatkina

The ballets "Creation of the World" and "Lysistrata" will be staged by the Classical Ballet Theatre to commemorate the 85th anniversary of Natalya Kasatkina. The whole season the theatre will dedicate to the jubilee of their artistic director.

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Festival of Cultures of the Countries in the Asian and Pacific Region

Festival of Cultures of the Countries in the Asian and Pacific Region

The annual Festival of Cultures of the Countries in the Asian and Pacific Region (APR) will open on 5th of October in the Primorsky Region's Philharmonic. The goal of the project is the possibility to present the best artistic collectives of the Asia-Pacific Region.

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The Russian Federation and the Maldives have signed the agreement on free-Visa travel

The Russian Federation and the Maldives have signed the agreement on free-Visa travel

The Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Maldives, Sergey Lavrov and Abdulla Shahid, have signed the mutual agreement on visa-free travel between the countries.

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Minsk 2019 European Games can be visited without a Visa

Minsk 2019 European Games can be visited without a Visa

The foreign fans have started to arrive in Minsk. They have been granted Visa-free access to the country for the 2nd European Games 2019, which will be held in June.

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International Diaghilev Festival

International Diaghilev Festival

Starting from 20th of May till 30th of May in the Perm region will take place one of the most vibrant musical events of 2019 the International Diaghilev Festival.

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UEFA Euro 2020 fans are granted with Visa-free entrance to Russia

UEFA Euro 2020 fans are granted with Visa-free entrance to Russia

The Russian government has signed a decree allowing visitors of UEFA Euro 2020 championship to enter Russia without a Visa. In order to travel to St. Petersburg fans would need to have a personalized FAN-ID.

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The VISA tests the pilot project of cash-withdrawal in Russia

The VISA tests the pilot project of cash-withdrawal in Russia

Ekaterina Petelina, the head of Visa in Russia, has commented that considering the experience of other countries, where the service of cash withdrawal is already operating, they are sure that this new service will increase the trust of Russians to the non-cash operations.

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210th Anniversary of  Nikolai Gogol

210th Anniversary of Nikolai Gogol

The writing talent of the Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol is recognized globally. To commemorate the anniversary of his birthday the libraries of Moscow have prepared a large cycle of events: movie evenings, lectures, exhibitions, workshops, and performances.

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The metro station to be open at the Vnukovo Airport

The metro station to be open at the Vnukovo Airport

The main works on the new section of the Kalinisko-Solntsevskoi metro line from the station "Rasskazovka" to the Vnukovo airport will be completed within three to four years.

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UNWTO Assembly 2019 to be held in St. Petersburg

UNWTO Assembly 2019 to be held in St. Petersburg

This decision has been made already in 2017th in the Chinese city Chengdu. The St. Petersburg has been selected as the most considerable city to be the host of the XXIII session of the UNWTO General Assembly.

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The most visited Museums of the Winter Holiday Season 2019

The most visited Museums of the Winter Holiday Season 2019

During the New Year holidays, across the whole country, the museums have been visited by 860 000 people. The highest amount during these days has been hosted by the Moscow Kremlin Museum and Tretyakov Gallery (about 85 000 people), the Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-Reserve (61 000), the State Historical Museum (47 000), and the State Hermitage Museum (45 000).

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Our team wishes you a Happy New Year! Thank you for working with us in 2018, and we hope for stronger cooperation and faster procedures for you in the future. We wish that the upcoming year would bring you brighter possibilities and new travels.

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Kamchatka to open the Visa-free travel for Chinese tourists

Kamchatka to open the Visa-free travel for Chinese tourists

The Chinese government and the Federal Tourism Agency has agreed to organize a Visa-free travel to Kamchatka for Chinese tourists. The sides are confident that such an initiative will boost the tourism flow to the Kamchatka Peninsula.

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The Visa-free regime for scholars and students. The discussion between Russia and China.

The Visa-free regime for scholars and students. The discussion between Russia and China.

It is highly probable that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, during his meeting with the colleague Li Keqiang, will discuss the possibility of the Visa-free regime for scholars and students between two countries.

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The Government of Moscow has supported the idea of Visa simplification for tourists

The Government of Moscow has supported the idea of Visa simplification for tourists

Sergey Sobyanin has supported the idea of The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to simplify the Visa formalities for foreign tourists.

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Russia to introduce e-Visas for the visitors of Kaliningradsky region from July 2019

Russia to introduce e-Visas for the visitors of Kaliningradsky region from July 2019

Starting from the 1st of July 2019, all foreign guests coming to Russian and leaving the country through Kaliningrad region will be able to apply for an e-Visa. The electronic Visas has already been introduced the Free Port of Vladivostok in the previous year.

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Visa Free Travel to FAN ID Holders till the end of 2018

Visa Free Travel to FAN ID Holders till the end of 2018

The State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted in the third reading the law on the Visa-Free entry into the country for foreign owners of FAN ID.

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The 100th Anniversary of Estonia will be celebrated in Russia with Jazz music

The 100th Anniversary of Estonia will be celebrated in Russia with Jazz music

This Saturday, In St. Petersburg the 100th anniversary of Estonia will be celebrated with the Jazz concert.

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Russia and Cuba have eased the Visa Formalities

Russia and Cuba have eased the Visa Formalities

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and the Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Economy and Planning of the Republic of Cuba, Ricardo Cabrisas have signed the agreement on simplification of the Visa formalities for the citizens of both countries, which extends the visa-free stay from 30 to 90 days.

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