For visitors to Moscow, a fascinating look at the Russian capitol through the camera lenses of Moscow Times photographers is on exhibit through Wednesday. This is Moscow 1992-2012 is an exhibition at the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum highlighting two decades of unique perspective.
Saigon is a good easygoing Vietnamese restaurant opened recently in Moscow on Tishinskaya Ploshchad that serves good quality affordable food.
Renthome.ru, an online resource for independent travelers offering short-term vacation rentals across Russia and the CIS, has received approximately $1 million in angel investment. Participants in this round of investment include Russian and international entrepreneurs, as well as investors from the real estate market and finance sector.
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signaled its intention to expand into emerging markets in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, with the announcement of plans to open 100 hotels in the region by 2020.
The planetarium in Moscow – closed down for 17 years – is finally reopening after sweeping renovations, billing itself as the largest planetarium in all of Europe with a massive 17,000 sq. meters of floor space. The renovations were first scheduled to begin back in 1994, only to be suspended for years by numerous lawsuits and scandals […]
A brand new development corporation in Russia has announced plans for an extensive redevelopment of the country’s “Golden Ring” of historical cities that surround the country’s capital Moscow. Known as the Golden Ring Development Corp., the organization has announced that it will invest more than $650 million in the ambitious plan over the next four […]
Visa free travel to Russia is set to become a reality at last – but only for winter sports fans. With Russian and EU ministers edging ever closer towards an agreement that would scrap the current complicated visa arrangements, Russia could be prepared to make a gesture of goodwill by making the Sochi Winter Olympics […]
Despite Russia’s prominence as far as its proliferation of World Heritage listed cultural and natural sites goes, the country is struggling to have much of an impact on world tourism, with the travel industry accounting for just 3% of its gross domestic product. Compare that with say, Malta, whose tourist industry accounts for 35% of […]
A brand new tour on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway begins this summer – a new and improved, luxurious tourist trip will depart from Moscow this August, and promises to be a most unforgettable experience.
Russia has announced the construction of a new network of high-speed trains to criss-cross the country, in order to allay concerns of football fans about the long distances between the World Cup’s host cities.
The Russian Federation faces some big challenges ahead. Not the least of these is transforming the country’s travel and tourism industry to be on a par with other developed nations. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and some of his deputies seem tasked more with spurring an inept bureaucracy than tackling infrastructure problems. Roads can be built, but incompetence seems to last forever.
Russia and Latvia presidents discussed the possibility of establishing a visa-free regime for the citizens of the two countries. So far, only an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of tourism has been signed.
The Russian Winter Festival in Moscow will open its gates this December 25, to last till January 9, 2011
Russia’s government now intent on breaking down barriers for the travel and tourism industry there. What has been one of the most difficult countries in the world to visit, should the plan succeed, will become one of the world’s most visited. Russia holds some of the world’s greatest tourism treasures, and now more people will be able to share them.