Russia’s Aeroflot will resume flights to Cyprus on Nov. 22 but only for those persons allowed. Tourists, so far, are not a category mentioned.
Greece Reopens Borders for Russians with Negative Covid-19 Results
Greece has now reopened its borders to Russian travelers, but only under certain conditions
ARTSTORY Gallery Presents: Masha Schmidt’s “Only the Sky Above”
Coming to the ARTSTORY gallery in Moscow April 15th – June 7th, the exhibition “Only the Sky Above” will feature Masha Schmidt’s works.
ATOR: Greece a Top 10 Best-selling Autumn Destinations for Russians
Greece is among the 10 most best-selling destinations of Russian travelers that are planning a trip abroad this autumn.
Russia’s Putin Amends Tourism Laws Ahead of World Cup
Russian President Vladimir Putin has just signed into law instruments that will greatly improve Russia’s tourism product. These instruments address prices, emergency aid, and setting up a personal liability fund by and for tourism operators. The move is seen as a positive one in lieu of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup. According to the news from […]
Tokyo Woos Russian Travelers to Japan
This week Moscow hotel “Radisson Slavyanskaya” held an event for the travel agencies and the media, and organized a new office for the promotion of tourism in Tokyo, for Russia under the motto “In Tokyo. A Meeting of Old and New.
Uber Changes Lanes with Yandex.Taxi Merger
Since launching in Moscow three years ago, Uber has had a tough time displacing its local counterpart in Russia. Yesterday the world’s biggest ride-share startup gave up on the quest and inked a deal with Yandex.Taxi. The newly formed venture is valued at $3.7 billion and is owned 59.3% by Yandex and 36.6% by Uber, with the remaining 4.1% held by employees.
Faces of Russia: Mila Arutyunyan on Immortality
Anna Novikova with a story about the immortality of the human spirit via Mila Arutyunyan, an Armenian-born Russian shopkeeper.
Faces of Russia: Artist Valeriy Selin’s Colorful Black & White World
Anna Novikova profiles Yaroslavl artist Valeriy Selin, a color blind painter living in a black and white world. The Argophilia “Faces of Russia” series.
St. Petersburg, Russia Through the Instagram Lens
Once Russia’s capital, St. Petersburg is a fabulous city with European flair, and a heart made of pure Russian culture. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, St. Petersburg’s historic Baroque and neoclassical architecture the 18th and 19th centuries, has been largely preserved.
Crimea Hopeful: Awaiting International Direct Flights
The Head of the Crimean Parliament Committee for Sanatorium-Resort Complex and Tourism Alexei Chernyak is hopeful direct international flights to Crimea will resume soon. In 2016 the region welcomed almost 6 million tourists, many from within Russia.
Moscow Winters Past and Present
Winter. It is the season when thousands of beach-loving Russians head to the tropics to escape the greyness and what seems like the never-ending cold. I, however, enjoy the fleeting magic of the white kingdom where every day is different and when you can stay comfortably wrapped in a woolen plaid and sip hot tea watching the snowflakes twirl outside the window like elegant ballerinas.
Spain is Top Destination for Russian Tourists
According to the press service of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Spain has become the most popular destination for Russian travelers. Outbound Russian tourist flows are rebounding, especially for vacation packages. Tour operators note that most Russians vacationers prefer economizing on excursions.
St. Petersburg Wins World’s Leading Cultural City Award
St. Petersburg, Russia has won the coveted title of World’s Leading Cultural City Destination from World Travel Awards. The gala events held last Friday evening heralded the city’s cultural importance and potential for future tourism growth.
A Photogenic Look at Russia’s “Red City” – Yoshkar-Ola
Argophilia has always been about discovery, and for imparting news about the people and places of Eastern Europe westerners probably only imagined. Nothing gives us more pleasure than sharing wonderful discoveries, and in keeping with this I’d like to present one of my own. Yoshkar-Ola is an obscure (in English langauge) Russian city of incomparable beauty. This town of a quarter of a million souls is yet another hidden gem of culture, beauty, and fascinating citizens.