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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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More than 50 military ships have arrived at St. Petersburg

More than 50 military ships have arrived at St. Petersburg

Over 50 ships, motor boats, and military vessels have arrived at the Northern Capital in order to participate in the International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS).

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The Bilateral year of Tourism between Russia and Greece

The Bilateral year of Tourism between Russia and Greece

Alla Manilova, the deputy of the Minister of Culture of Russian Federation, has announced that tourism exchange year 2017-2018 is planned to begin this September. During this year, the numerous events, which are exceptional by its value for future cooperation, will take place.

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E-Visas for foreign travelers are planned to be launched in St. Petersburg

E-Visas for foreign travelers are planned to be launched in St. Petersburg

In order to stimulate the tourism flow to St. Petersburg, the local government suggests to incorporate the e-Visas for foreign citizens. The proposal, prepared by the tourism development committee of St. Petersburg, has been already forwarded to the president of Russia and the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko.

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Visa-free travel between Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa

Visa-free travel between Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa

On 30th of March, the protocol, signed between Russia and South Africa, will come into force, enabling the possibility to travel between the countries without a Visa for 90 days.This possibility is granted to people who hold foreign travel passports and are visiting country for tourism purposes or passing through it

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The Russian Visa procedures were simplified for the citizens of Austria

The Russian Visa procedures were simplified for the citizens of Austria

Russia has simplified the Visa procedures for the Austrian citizens. Starting from this year, Austrians will be automatically granted with the double-entry Visa valid for 6 months. According to the comments of Russian Ambassador to Austria, the main aim of the simplification process is to attract visitors not only to Moscow and St. Petersburg, but also to the regions.

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Public Holidays in Russia in 2017

Public Holidays in Russia in 2017

Below is a list of Public Holidays in Russia in 2017. Russian Consulates worldwide will be closed on these dates. Please note that if the date of observance falls on a weekend, another week day is selected to compensate it.

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Moscow has proposed to cancel Visas for foreign tourists

Moscow has proposed to cancel Visas for foreign tourists

The government of Russian capital came forward with a proposal to allow visa-free entrance for the foreign tourists, who are traveling for 2-3 days. It is assumed that it would allow to increase the number of tourists, who are coming for a weekend.

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St. Petersburg's Hotels outperformed Moscow by price and occupancy rate

St. Petersburg's Hotels outperformed Moscow by price and occupancy rate

St. Petersburg's Hotels have left behind Moscow by the price rate. At the same time, the mean occupancy rates in the hotels of the Northern Capital appeared to be higher than in Moscow. This information was delivered by the head of the city's development committee of tourism Andrey Mushkarev during his speech in the St. Petersburg's Hospitality Forum.

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