In news from the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA), a Croatian delegation, lead by the deputy tourism minister Robert Pauletić, has meet with key influential decision makers at the MITT fair in Moscow to discuss better cooperation in between the two countries. The Ministry of Tourism reported earlier this week on establishing a Croatian-Russian working team for tourism cooperation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed his cabinet and the government of the Russian Ferderation to evaluate whether or not to re-establish the Moscow Museum of New Western / modern / art. Putin’s recent “Direct Line” conversations are said to be the stimulus for this move apparently aimed at reclaiming for Moscow elements of Russia’s glorious past form the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
In hotel news from Moscow, Best Western International opens their first hotel in Russia. The Best Western Vega Hotel & Convention Centre in Moscow, it not only the chain’s first Russia entry, but the franchise’s largest hotel ever.