Last Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin toured the Kerch Strait bridge project, overseeing the progress of one of the region’s most critical economic projects.
Yesterday , Russian President Vladimir Putin called for visa-free travel for visitors from India and South Africa.
In September RIA Novosti announced a possible China investment in the Crimea via the head of the Chamber of Commerce of Simferopol, Alexander Basov.
The negative domino effects from the unrest in Ukraine are being felt all over Europe. In Slovenia hotels are reporting a 20% drop in numbers of Russian tourists already. This dramatic number, from Euronews, represents fully 6% of tourists to that country. But Slovenia is not the only European country being slammed.
A monument to the famous Russian poet, writer, publicist and soldier Sergei Mikhalkov was dedicated today by President Vladimir Putin. The unique creative heritage Mikhalkov contributions added significantly to the rich Russian heritage and history.
Already the conflict between west and east over Ukraine is having its negative effect on travel. 2014 was shaping up as a very positive year for Europe travel, but with fewer Russians planning trips abroad, the upcoming May holidays will be the first tourism casualties of a new Cold War detentes. A just now emerging travel industry, can ill afford a slippage of bookings.
The crisis in Ukraine now threatens western Balkans nations like Albania with further stalled economies and more. Even despite the recent announcement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Urban Development and Tourism of Albania to commit to working together to promote tourism in Albania, the gridlocked detentes in between the US, EU, Britain, and Russia over Ukraine may well spell disaster for all Balkan’s travel.
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.
Visitors to St. Petersburg interested in the arts will now be able to enjoy a fabulous new Mariinsky Theatre, a showplace reminiscent of the golden age of Russian arts. Opened last week by President Vladimir Putin at a star studded gala, the new building of the theater is considered by many a symbol of Russia’s re-emergence as a cultural and economic giant. Under the personal patronage of Putin, the Imperial wealth of Russia is somehow rejuvenated.
Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended a unique exposition to commemorate the Year of Russia in the Netherlands and Year of the Netherlands in Russia. As part of President Putin’s meetup Netherlands heads of state, he and the Queen visited the Hermitage on the Amstel Museum for the ongoing Peter the Great: the Inspired Tsar exhibition there.
According to news from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s office the highly publicized foreign policy engagement by his administration with other BRICS took another step today. The official policy concept now approved by the Russian President, the federation has now outlined very specific objectives of cooperation between the association’s members.
According to the news from Sochi, President Vladimir Putin’s call for enhanced security last month was just the beginning of wider efforts at Olympic security. Now officials are going forward with creating a so called “external perimeter” at the borders with Abkhazia and Kabardino-Balkaria.
Russia. The one country so many misunderstand, and the one market with room for a gold rush in profits is still possible. Outside Latin America, the Russian Federation holds more potential than any other market on Earth. This begs the question; “why has Russia not been properly engaged then?” The answer is, in all probability, misunderstanding.