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11 June 2021

The northernmost museum of contemporary art will be created in Norilsk by 2025

The northernmost museum of contemporary art will be created in Norilsk by 2025

The Arctic Museum of Contemporary Art, which will become the northernmost museum of its kind in the world, will be created by 2025 in Norilsk in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. It will be created with funds from the Norilsk Nickel company, the company said in a statement.

11 June 2021

The XIV International Diaghilev Festival has opened in Perm

The XIV International Diaghilev Festival has opened in Perm

In total, the festival will host more than 150 events

04 June 2021

Accor Group plans to build a hotel in Murmansk

Accor Group plans to build a hotel in Murmansk

The government of the Murmansk region and the leading international hotel operator Accor have agreed to cooperate. On June 3, the Governor of the Murmansk Region Andrey Chibis and the General Director of Accor in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and the CIS Alexis Delaroff signed an agreement on the implementation of international hotel projects on the sidelines of the SPIEF.

02 June 2021

Novotel Vladivostok opened in the capital of Primorye

Novotel Vladivostok opened in the capital of Primorye

Accor Group, a global leader in travel, lifestyle and digital technologies, announces the opening of Novotel Vladivostok, the brand's first hotel in the Far East.

30 April 2021

The first "green" hotel appeared at the Krasnaya Polyana resort in Sochi, Russia

The first "green" hotel appeared at the Krasnaya Polyana resort in Sochi, Russia

 ibis Styles, a design four-star hotel located at 960 Polyana, has been certified by the international Green Key. Compliance with the award's rigorous standards has been verified against more than 100 criteria by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) auditor. The Green Key Award recognizes hospitality properties that conduct business in a sustainable manner.

15 April 2021

Kravt plans to build two hotels in Kazan

Kravt plans to build two hotels in Kazan

The St. Petersburg developer Kravt Invest plans to build two five and three-star hotels on the site of the Riviera entertainment complex, which it intends to demolish in June.

11 March 2021

The first capsule hotel was opened in the Kaliningrad region

The first capsule hotel was opened in the Kaliningrad region

The first capsule hotel was opened on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the Kaliningrad region

29 January 2021

Russia resumes flights to Greece, Singapore from February 8

Russia resumes flights to Greece, Singapore from February 8

Moscow resumes flights to Greece and Singapore from February 8, the Russian anti-coronavirus crisis center reports. Flights from Moscow to Athens will be operated twice a week, while flights to Singapore - three times a week, it said. 

26 January 2021

Russia lifts entry restrictions for citizens of Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar

Russia lifts entry restrictions for citizens of Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar

One more wonderful news: Russia is lifting entry restrictions for citizens of Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar. Russian citizens will be also able to visit these countries, according to the statement.Russia will lift restrictions on entry for the citizens of Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar and flights with these countries will resume on January 27, the Russian cabinet’s press service said. 

18 January 2021

Russia resume flights with Vietnam, India, Qatar and Finland.

Russia resume flights with Vietnam, India, Qatar and Finland.

Flights between Moscow and the capital of Finland, Qatar, Vietnam, and India will be resumed from 27 January 2021.

Also, there will restart flights from St.Petersburg to Helsinki. Flights from Moscow to Cairo will be increased by 5 flights per week.

05 November 2020

The second Hilton WorldWide hotel opens in Krasnodar

The second Hilton WorldWide hotel opens in Krasnodar

The second hotel of the international chain Hilton WorldWide was opened in Krasnodar. This was reported by the press service of the city hall. The new hotel was built next to the first one at the corner of Mira and Krasnaya streets. According to the Mayor of Krasnodar Evgeny Pervyshov, this discovery confirms the active development of business and event tourism in the city.

07 October 2020

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin confirmed list of nationalities allowed to use simplified Russian electronic visa launched 1st of January 2021

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin confirmed list of nationalities allowed to use simplified Russian electronic visa launched 1st of January 2021

A senior official in the Russian government has confirmed that a Russian electronic visa for 53 nationalities will launch next year, greatly simplifying the process of applying for a visa for the country. 

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin  announced that the new electronic visa system will come into effect on January 1st, 2021, and save eligible nationalities the need to apply for a visa for Russia in person from an embassy or consulate.

23 September 2020

Radisson Opens Hotel in Ulyanovsk, Russia

Radisson Opens Hotel in Ulyanovsk, Russia

Radisson Hotel Ulyanovsk is ideally located in the heart of the city, close to the main administrative and business centers. This upscale, full-service hotel with Scandinavian-inspired hospitality offers guests the opportunity to discover this historic city located on the banks of the Volga River near cultural attractions, museums and shopping malls. Ulyanovsk has been designated a UNESCO City of Literature since 2015 due to its rich connection with leading Russian writers and painters.

14 September 2020

New AZIMUT Hotel will be opened in Tula in January 2021

New AZIMUT Hotel will be opened in Tula in January 2021

At the beginning of 2021, a new hotel of the AZIMUT Hotels brand is going to be open in Tula. The new hotel has 41 rooms and a location in the historic city center, close to the main attractions. Tula is a large industrial, scientific and cultural center in Russia. The city is famous for its distinctive architecture, arms and samovar museums and famous gingerbread.

25 August 2020

Excursions and visits to museums by big groups are resumed in Russia

Excursions and visits to museums by big groups are resumed in Russia

Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) has canceled ban for excursions and visits to museums by big groups that was active since march 2020 due to Covid-situation.

17 August 2020

The Archstoyanie Land Art Festival will take place 04 - 06 September 2020 in Nikola Lenivets

The Archstoyanie Land Art Festival will take place 04 - 06 September 2020 in Nikola Lenivets

One of the most remarkable festivals in Russia, Archstoyanie is a land art event which takes place in the Kaluga region, 200 km from Moscow at Nikola Lenivets, which is a beautiful architecture park in the middle of nature.

30 October 2019

Radisson Hotel Perm set for 2021 opening in Russia

Radisson Hotel Perm set for 2021 opening in Russia

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of the first Radisson-branded hotel in Russia. Set to arrive in the Urals region of the country, the newly built Radisson Hotel Perm will have 150 rooms and is due to open in late 2021. This new signing brings the group’s Russian portfolio to a total of 39 hotels and 10,320 rooms in operation or under development.