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31 July 2018

Russia to Host the IPHS (International Planning History Society) 2020 Conference

Russia to Host the IPHS (International Planning History Society) 2020 Conference

For the first time Russia will host the International Planning History Society Conference. Through the collaborative effort of the Russian Convention Bureau and the Concord Group supported by the Roscongress Foundation, following the presentation of the Russia’s bidding committee, Moscow was chosen as the venue for the IPHS 2020 conference. The conference will take place on 1–5 July 2020. Its theme will be ‘City Space Transformation: Renovation of The Urban Environment’.

26 July 2018

Museum of Historic Dockyard "Poltava" will be opened for visitors starting from September

Museum of Historic Dockyard "Poltava" will be opened for visitors starting from September

In September, at the Historic Dockyard «Poltava» in Saint Petersburg will open an interactive museum, where it is planned to conduct excursions around the ship of the same name. Decks of sailing ships, located at the shipyard will be available for visit.

27 June 2018

The first Meininger hotel in Russia will have Grand Opening 05th of July

The first Meininger hotel in Russia will have Grand Opening 05th of July

A new hotel of 158 rooms was opene in St. Petersburg  28 of May on the eve of the World Cup 2018. It will be the first hotel of the international German brand in Russia. Grand Opening ceremony will take place 05th of July.

18 June 2018

SO Sofitel St. petersburg was officilaly opened last friday

SO Sofitel St. petersburg was officilaly opened last friday

The first SO Sofitel hotel in Russia, located in the heart of the rich cultural center of St. Petersburg was officially opened on Friday 15th of June. In this hotel, designed by architect Antonio Citterio, the mysteries of the House of Faberge are revealed in a modern setting. The breathtaking views of St. Isaac's Cathedral await you, along with Just Say So, a new service concept, and SO evening parties on our scenic summer terrace.

31 May 2018

Ferries Wheel may appear in St. Petersburg Center

Ferries Wheel may appear in St. Petersburg Center

The city administration called three locations where grandiose structure can be built. The territories of Angliyskaya Embankment  (English Embankment), Petrovskaya Embankment  (Peter's Embankment), and Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya  (Univeristy Embankment) are the three finalists from original 17 names list.

28 May 2018

FIFA World Cup Trophy in St. Petersburg

FIFA World Cup Trophy in St. Petersburg

Last Sunday, May 26, in the framework of the longest host country tour in history, the FIFA World Cup Trophy was presented to the visitors of Gala concert on Palace Square in St Petersburg.  The ceremony was attended by St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko and the Legislative Assembly Chairman Vyacheslav Makarov. Hood that covers the Trophy was removed by ex-player of the national team of Brazil and Arsenal F. C. Gilberto Silva.

18 May 2018

airBaltic launches flights from Riga to Sochi

airBaltic launches flights from Riga to Sochi

airBaltic has launched a new route from Riga International Airport to Sochi International Airport. The new route offers new travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia with convenient connections via Riga.

11 May 2018

Germania will fly from Dresden to St. Petersburg until the end of October

Germania will fly from Dresden to St. Petersburg until the end of October

Germania Airlines will carry out the direct scheduled flights from Dresden to St. Petersburg from May 4 to October 26 of this year.
«The departures from St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport are performed on Mondays and Fridays, from Dresden to St. Petersburg on Thursdays and Sundays», — according to a press release from the German air carrier.

04 May 2018

New Museum of Aviation will be opened in St. Petersburg

New Museum of Aviation  will be opened in St. Petersburg

The Aviation Museum will be located in the former training aeronautical park in the Moskovsky District.  A copy of the Sikorsky S-16 fighter, which is currently being assembled, will become a main exhibit of the museum. In total, there are only 15 such aircraft in the world, so the design of its copy forced the museum staff to collect information from a variety of sources.

26 April 2018

Radisson Blu Hotel Rostov-on-Don Opens in Russia

Radisson Blu Hotel Rostov-on-Don Opens in Russia

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Rostov-on-Don is located in the heart of Russia's southern capital, Rostov-on-Don. It is just 9km from the existing airport and 29km to the North-East of the new Rostov International Airport Platov.

25 April 2018

Grand Ceremony of Peterhof Fountains Opening will take place 19th of May 2018

Grand Ceremony of Peterhof Fountains Opening will take place 19th of May 2018

The Peterhof Museum Complex is one of the most popular museums not only in Russia, but in the whole world. Even a few hours here are enough to feel the spirit of history, which still lives on and breathes in this magnificent place. Every year new summer sounted season is celbrated with Grand Ceremony. This year this event will  happen 19th of May 2018.

18 April 2018

The Europe highest Observation deck “Panorama 360” will be opened in Moscow on Saturday, 21st of April

The Europe highest Observation deck “Panorama 360” will be opened in Moscow on Saturday, 21st of April

Observation deck will be located on 89th floor of «Federation tower» the second highest building in Europe. The Federation Towers is a complex of two skyscrapers built on the 13th lot of the Moscow International Business Center  (MIBC) in Moscow, Russia.

10 April 2018

SO/ Sofitel St. Petersburg will join Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO during IMEX 2018

SO/ Sofitel St. Petersburg will join Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO during IMEX 2018

New hotel SO/ Sofitel St. Petersburg will join Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO  and  Tsar Events Panama DMC & PCO (both HOSTS Global members)    at their stand G412  during IMEX Frankfurt 15 – 17 May 2018.

04 April 2018

30 Sapsans per day for World Cup 2018

30 Sapsans per day for World Cup 2018

For the period of the World Cup, additional high-speed trains Sapsan will run between St. Petersburg and Moscow. Number of train trips between Moscow and St. Petersburg will be increased in order to improve the quality of passenger service and increase the availability of travels during the Football World Cup in Russia.

29 March 2018

Annual festival of tulips will be held in May

Annual festival of tulips will be held in May

The festival of tulips will take place on Elagin Island in late May. Many people already call it the most beautiful event of spring in the Northern capital of Russia.

26 March 2018

New flights St. Petersburg – London will started by Rossya Airline

New flights St. Petersburg – London will started by Rossya Airline

Flights from St. Petersburg Pulkovo to London Gatwick Airport will be made daily on Airbus A320. Earlier, it was possible to get from St. Petersburg only to another London airport — Heathrow, and only by British Airways aircraft. In 2017, 92.3 thousand people used direct flights between the Northern capital of Russia and London, which is 7% higher than in 2016.

16 March 2018

The 4th St. Petersburg Restaurant Festival will take place in April

The 4th St. Petersburg Restaurant Festival will take place in April

The 4th Saint Petersburg Restaurant Festival, organized by Committee for Tourism Development will be held from 1 to 30 April 2018. In preparation for the upcoming World Cup, which will be held in Russia for the first time from 14 June to 15 July, 2018, the Committee dedicated the spring St. Petersburg Restaurant Festival to football.

05 March 2018

St. Peterbsurg Aeroexpress Pulkovo - Vitebskiy train Station will be built in 2021

St. Peterbsurg Aeroexpress Pulkovo - Vitebskiy train Station will be built  in 2021

Aeroexpress will link Pulkovo International Airport and Vitebskiy railway station to 2021. It is also was reported that the search for investors will be announced in the near future.

Earlier it was said that the construction of aeroexpress in St. Petersburg will be started in the 3rd quarter of 2018.

01 March 2018

Countdown to the World Cup will start in St. Petersburg

Countdown to the World Cup will start in St. Petersburg

The last hundred days before the World Cup 2018 will go from March 6th. Exactly then on Malaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa,16 (Little Stable Street,16 ) will take place the start of countdown on BUD Alcohol Free Clock. St. Petersburg is the10th city that would set such a timer.

27 February 2018

Meet Tsar Events RUSSIA DMC & PCO, a HOSTS GLOBAL member at IMEX Frankfurt 2018, Stand #G412

Meet Tsar Events RUSSIA DMC & PCO, a HOSTS GLOBAL member at IMEX Frankfurt 2018, Stand #G412

Let’s meet at IMEX Frankfurt 15 – 17 May 2018! You can make appointment with TSAR EVENTS — Russia’s Leading DMC  to know news and possibilities for your events  in Russia.

22 February 2018

Legendary Hard Rock Café will be opened in St. Petersburg in June 2018

Legendary Hard Rock Café will be opened in St. Petersburg in June 2018

Hard Rock Café St. Petersburg will be part of Nykolskie Ryady – newly renovated complex including hotels Holiday Inn Express  and Meininger.  The Nikolskie Ryady project involves the restoration of the historic former Nikolsky Market site of more than 33,000 sq.m., in the heart of St. Petersburg, and its further development into a multifunctional complex comprising mid-range and affordable hotel properties  (3* hotel and hostel), winch will be operated under global hotel brands such as Holiday Inn Express and Meininger.

16 February 2018

Special Bus lanes will be appear in cities – hosts of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

Special Bus lanes will be appear in cities – hosts of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

Dmitry Medvedev signed a disposition to add an exception to traffic Rules of the Russian Federation on the period of the World Cup 2018.

15 February 2018

New Design Hotel is opening in St. Petersburg this week

New Design Hotel is opening in St. Petersburg this week

Design boutique hotel  GAMMA with 47 rooms is opening in St. Petersburg 17th of February. New 4-stars property include restaurant of Russian and European cuisine NOK, 24-hours working bar Sculptor,   76 sq.m. conference room and fitness center. Hotel will be located at Obvodny Embankment,  130.

06 February 2018

A new hotel of the brand Hilton Worldwide will be opened in 2018 in St. Petersburg

A new hotel of the brand Hilton Worldwide will be opened in 2018 in St. Petersburg

The fourth hotel of the famous brand Hilton Worldwide will be opened in one of the buildings in the loft quarter of the company Docklands Development on the Vasilevskiy Island. A new hotel Hampton by Hilton St. Petersburg Vasilievsky will consist of 190 rooms.

06 February 2018

The first Meininger hotel in Russia will open the doors at the end of May 2018

The first Meininger hotel in Russia will open the doors at the end of May 2018

A new hotel of 158 rooms will open in St. Petersburg on the 28 of May on the eve of the World Cup 2018. It will be the first hotel of the international German brand in Russia.

05 February 2018

Hotel W St. Petersburg will start working as SO Sofitel this month

Hotel W St. Petersburg will start working as SO Sofitel this month

Hotel W ST. Petersburg that was opened in  2011 and became city art and fashion trend-setter will start working under management of Accor Hotels this month.

02 February 2018

Gala Dinner of SPIMUN 2018 will take place at legendary Palma Palace

Gala Dinner of SPIMUN 2018 will take place at legendary Palma Palace

22nd St. Petersburg International Model United Nations Conference   (26—28 March 2018) is organized by Gymnasium 157 founded by Princess of Oldenburg in 1868 and located in the center of St.Petersburg.

31 January 2018

The Scarlet Sails Festival 2018 will take on Saturday, 23rd of June

The Scarlet Sails Festival 2018 will take on Saturday, 23rd of June

The Scarlet Sails is the most massive and famous public event during the White Nights Festival. The tradition is highly popular for spectacular fireworks, numerous music concerts, and a massive water-show including battle among tens of boats full of pirates on the waters of Neva River.

29 January 2018

St. Petersburg to get first floating hotels in 2018

St. Petersburg to get first floating hotels in 2018

The first three floating hotels will be built in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city and one of most popular tourist destinations, in 2018, Andrei Mushkarev, the head of the local tourism committee, said. «The construction of the first hotel has been completed by 90% and it is scheduled to open in May on the Vyborg embankment,» Mushkarev said, adding that the four-star hotel will have 76 rooms.

23 January 2018

St. Petersburg may hold Hockey World Cup 2024

St. Petersburg may hold Hockey World Cup 2024

Head of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretiak has announced plans to nominate St. Petersburg as a candidate for holding the World Ice hockey championship 2024.