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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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The bilateral agreement between Russia and Belarus on Visa issues

The bilateral agreement between Russia and Belarus on Visa issues

The agreement on Visa approvement can be signed in April - March; it has been announced by the ambassador to Russian Federation in Belarus Alexandr Surikov.

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The Electronic Visas were approved for Kaliningrad Region

The Electronic Visas were approved for Kaliningrad Region

On 29th of November 2017, according to Igor Fomin, the Chairman of the Expert Council for Tourism under the FF Social Policy Committee of the Council of Federation, the Federation Council unanimously approved the Federal Law "On Amending Economic Development of the Kaliningrad Region".

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Russia offers a new type of a Visa

Russia offers a new type of a Visa

A new visa type will be implemented for visiting Russia - a Regular Visa for the entrance of the country in order to obtain authorization for temporary residency in Russia. The new Visa type was approved by the government's decree.

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Medvedev has suggested easing the Russian Visa processing for the Chinese tourists

Medvedev has suggested easing the Russian Visa processing for the Chinese tourists

The prime-minister Dmitriy Medvedev has expressed his will to ease the Visa processing for the Chinese tourists traveling in small groups. According to him, the Russian government will soon put this initiative for consideration.

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Simplified visa to the Free Port of Vladivostok

Simplified visa to the Free Port of Vladivostok

Almost 3 thousand citizens of 15 countries already have entered Russia with the e-Visa through the Port of Vladivostok. The simplified Visa regime came into force 2 months ago. With its help, the foreign visitors are able to obtain single entry business, tourist or humanitarian Visas, as was reported in the press service of the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East.

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Peterhof Museum breaks attendance record with 54 thousand attendants in one day

Peterhof Museum breaks attendance record with 54 thousand attendants in one day

Despite the cold summer, the open-air museum Peterhof has reached a new record of tourists attendance. On one day in July, the Lower Park has received 54 thousand people.

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Tourists received their first Electronic Visas to Vladivostok

Tourists received their first Electronic Visas to Vladivostok

The first International tourists received their Electronic Visas for entry to the Russian Federation through the Far East region, reports Minister of Russian Federation on Far East development Alexander Galushka.

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