Pobeda airline is going to fly from St. Petersburg to Spain, Italy and Germany
«Pobeda has made an application for flights to Girona, Cologne and Pisa from St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport. The company expects to open these directions in the summer of 2018». — reported CEO of the carrier Andrei Kalmykov.
Moscow will host more than 21 million tourists in 2017
«The tourist flow in Moscow increased by 65% for seven years. According to the results of 2017, the capital will be visited by more than 21 million travelers», — said Deputy Mayor of Moscow Natalia Sergunina.
The main skating rink of Russia was opened in Moscow
On 1st of December the Main Skating Rink of the country opens at VDNH! This is not an exaggeration; this title was officially awarded to the ring by the Russian Guinness Book of records. No ice rink in Russia and abroad can boast with such size and rich infrastructure.
The number of Austrian tourists in Russia increased by one third
For 9 months of 2017 Russia was visited by a third more tourists from Austria than during the same period of the last year», — said Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Alla Manilova at the press conference of the St. Petersburg Cultural Forum.
Petersburg expects to host more than 7 million tourists in 2017
«The authorities of St. Petersburg expect that by the end of 2017 the city will visit more than 7 million tourists», — said the Head of the sector of regional and international projects of the city committee for the development of tourism Alexander Martynov.
2018 World Cup final draw will be in Moscow next week
Few more days are left before the 2018 World Cup final draw which will take place in Russia's capital city of Moscow on December 1 at the State Kremlin Palace. A total of 32 teams will feature at the 2018 World Cup, 31 of them coming through a qualifying campaign and one (Russia) making it as host nation.
The Christmas Fair in St. Petersburg will open 23rd of December 2017
The 11th Christmas fair will be held under support of St. Petersburg Government and the Committee for entrepreneurship and consumer market. The celebration will be held in the best traditions of old Russian fairs. You will see a cheerful buffoons and Gypsies in colourful clothes, hear the ringing laughter of idle revelers and the cheerful laughter of children.
The world biggest Planetarium was opened in St. Petersburg
Lumiere Hall St. Petersburg (also known as St. Petersburg Projection Museum) has opened planetarium this weekend. It is the biggest planetariumin the world. Dome with 37 meters diameter is installed inside of the building, it is made of monolith polycarbonate, wood and aluminum.
Russia Largest Railway Museum was opened in St. Petersburg
Russia’s main railway museum and one of the world’s largest railway museums was opened on November 1, 2017 in St. Petersburg.
The museum complex is spread over a vast area. It has two buildings — an old locomotive depot building and an eye-catching modern building. The buildings are connected with a suspension bridge to make a single structure.
St. Petersburg will get the world tallest Ferris wheel in 2020
St. Petersburg City Administration together with private investors are planning to build the world tallest Ferris wheel on the territory of Vasilevsky Island in 2020. It will be highest city attraction – with 170 meters height. Exact location will be announced in the end of the year.