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The city’s new zoo will be built to designs drawn up by French architects on six islands in St. Petersburg’s Yuntolovo district in the Primorsky district, with each island symbolizing a different part of world. The French architectural studio Beckman-N’Thepe Architects won the international contest for the construction of the new zoo in St. Petersburg.

The Frenchmen proposed turning the territory designated for the zoo into an archipelago of six islands with the help of six canals. Each island will present the plant and animal kingdoms of all six continents. The cost of the French plan is estimated at $395 million and is particularly attractive due to the phased implementation its construction.

The idea of moving the Leningrad Zoo to the Yuntolovo district first arose in 1992. The new zoo will be located on a territory of about 300 hectares.

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A galaxy of Hollywood and other international movie stars including Sharon Stone, Kevin Costner, Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and Mickey Rourke have attended a major charity concert in support of Russian children with cancer and serious ophthalmology problems in St. Petersburg on Friday.

Paul Anka, an American and Canadian pop and rock-n-roll singer who came to take part in the concert, said it was very important to collect money for cancer research and prevention.

Rourke said he always remembered how his friend who was dying from a brain tumor had told him about visiting children who suffered from the same illness.

Stone and Rourke on Thursday went to visit young cancer patients in the city’s hospitals.

Friday’s charity event, which was not open to the public, aimed to unite the efforts of the authorities, business and society in finding additional new sources to support Russian children with cancer and serious ophthalmological diseases.

It is being organized by the Federation innovation and charity fund headed by Vladimir Kiselyov, head of the once popular pop band Zemlyane. The program will feature performances by children, as well as by some of the stars.

The concert, was held at St. Petersburg’s Ice Palace, and was attended by Russian and foreign political and business elite, leading doctors and famous people who have been affected by cancer.

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2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia!

Russia has won the race to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. After evaluating the competing bids in Zurich on Thursday 2 December 2010, the 22 members of the FIFA Executive Committee chose Russia as host nation for the tournament in eight years’ time.

Games will be held in thirteen different Russian cities — some of the biggest, the most famous, and the most historic. Russia's plan for construction works and improved facilities in host cities fits FIFA's long-term plans of developing the sport, especially in regions with outdated infrastructure.

Russia already has experience in hosting major football events, most notably the rain-drenched 2008 Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea and the 1999 UEFA Cup final.

Putin's promise to scrap visas for visitors was of crucial importance as nationals of almost all countries outside the former Soviet Union require visas to visit Russia.

We highly wellcome you to Russia FIFA 2018!!!  

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GREEN KEY Eco-Rating Program in Russia: First hotels have got certificates

Recently 5 hotels   (Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya, Radisson Royal, Park Inn Nevskiy, Park Inn Pulkovskaya and Radisson Sonya)  in St. Petersburg from Rezidor Hotel Group have received International Ecological Certificate  »The Green Key». The Green Key is a worldwide available eco-label awarded to leisure organizations, as hotels, conference- and holiday centers and etc. To obtain The Green Key the company has to fulfill a list of environmental requirements.  Besides environmental demands (by example to control the production of waste and the use of water, electricity, etc.), the criteria include demands on policy, action plans, education and communication.

All Rezidor Hotels in St. Petersburg use energy-saving lamps, in order to decrease water consumption hotels installed special aerators in the rooms. Cleaning products are used only if they have eco-stamp and eco-certificated. All rooms have cart-readers which automatically switch off the light in the room after guest left the room in order to save electricity and etc. All above is aimed to improve ecological situation in the city.

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Tsar Events DMC & PCO will participate in EIBTM 2010 in Barcelona 30/12 - 02/12 on Stand # i 550

You can meet with Alexander Rodionov and his colleagues and learn all news about Russian Destinations (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi), discuss trends in MICE industry and know more about services provided by TSAR EVENTS DMC & PCO.

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New high-speed train between St. Petersburg and Helsinki

A new high-speed train will start plying between St. Petersburg and Helsinki on December 12th. The new express, to be launched under the name ‘Allegro’, will run at a speed of 220 kilometers per hour and cover the distance between St. Petersburg and Helsinki in 3,5 hours. There will be four Allegro trains in either direction per day. The Allegro trains are produced by the French company ‘Alstom’ on orders from Russian Railways.

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Tsar Events DMC & PCO has been chosen as official partner for organizing 15th St. Petersburg International Model United Nations Conference that will take place in St. Petersburg 20—23 March 2011.

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