Russia: Second-largest gathering of geysers on Earth

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On the eastern side of Russia, the Kamchatka Peninsula stretches away from the continent of Asia, reaching between the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk.  Here, in this isolated spot, lies one of earth’s great geological treasures – the Valley of the Geysers, one of the country’s seven main natural wonders. The valley is […]

Sochi Olympic Travel Report: Get Your Red Hot Tickets

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News that tickets sales for the upcoming Sochi Olympics are largely unsold is pointedly not true. With the cheapest “sold out” resale seats to the Ferbruary 6th gala going at a premium above $1200 now, nothing could be further from the truth.

Leading Hotels of the World Official Partner of Conde Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair

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Condé Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair – the world’s first luxury travel-trade event organized by Condé Nast, chose the Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) as Official Partner.

Thracian Gold from Bulgaria Exhibited in Moscow Museum

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The State Historical Museum in Moscow hosts until November 30 a special exhibition dedicated to Ancient Thrace: Thracian Gold from Bulgaria. Living Legends. This special exhibition is one-of-a-kind, as it includes 317 exhibits of seven Bulgarian museums, two of which are private: the National Historical Museum, the Regional Archaeological Museum – Plovdiv, the Regional Historical Museum […]

Subway Tickets Cost 30 Squats in Moscow

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It may sound like a joke, but it’s not. Instead, this is a marketing strategy to promote the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Travelers who take time for a brief fitness session in front of a vending machine, will end up paying 30 squats for a train ticket. In other words: keep the train ticket fee […]

Not to Miss in September: Moscow City Day

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When you hear Moscow, you might automatically think of the beautiful and colorful Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Russia’s capital, a masterpiece of Russian architecture. Regardless of what tourist attraction you think of first, if you are planning to visit Moscow in September then you shouldn’t miss the Moscow City Holiday. This is an annual festival […]

Kremlin Military Tattoo Spasskaya Tower 2013 Kicks Off Today

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The International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower”, also known as the Kremlin Military Tattoo, begins today in the Red Square, and will last till September 8, 2013. This is a unique event, and a chance to see amazing musical performances by the State Honour Guards and many leading Russian and foreign military music bands. The […]

Kite Flashmob Takes Over Moscow

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Friday, August 30, 2013, the famous Cirque du Soleil will organize a unique event to celebrate the construction of the legendary Big Dome at the Luzhniki Stadium. The construction of the Dome will definitely not go unnoticed. Cirque du Soleil plans to make it bright and cheerful, launching kites while 60 workers raise the Dome. […]

Russia’s Krasnodar Krai Region Gets Family Ski Resorts Too

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According to a recent report via Otdyh.Na Kubani.ru, the first skiing village of a larger complex of resorts will come to the Lago-Naki area of the Azish in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai region. The ski area, capable of entertaining 5,000 enthusiasts, will eventually offer more than 35 ski tracks and black tracks for downhill experts.

Russia’s Putin Puts Forth Rapid Rail Agenda

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Yesterday, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin held a meeting to discuss developing high-speed railways within Russia. Taking special note of the serious investments in resource and systems required for ambitious projects of the sort, Putin also emphasized the necessity of affordability for travelers.