Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces that Dobrolet, its wholly owned low-cost carrier subsidiary, has completed its first commercial flight from Moscow to Simferopol.
The Ukraine unrest unfolding, US and NATO versus Russia challenges and sanctions, threaten to unravel any hope of continued EU economic recovery. This, according to an ITAR-TASS report, must be weighed against European Commission contentions. Whatever the case for western EU nations, tourism and other sectors in eastern Europe will certainly be stifled.
The European Commission has granted Moldovan citizens no visas travel to the EU beginning on today. In a move the EU says will deepen the relationship with East European nation in “defiance of Russia”, Moldova would seem to be a pawn in a much larger NATO game. In this report from Reuters, it’s made clear Moldova, […]
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.
Only 11 days left till the XXII Olympic Winter Games begin in Sochi, Russia, and travelers must be concerned over security. But just how concerned should they be?
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 […]
On May 9th people in the Russian Federation celebrated Victory Day, a holiday in memorial of the millions of Russian’s who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the fight against fascist aggression. The victory over Nazi Germany by Russia and her allies can never truly be fathomed, and surely never forgotten. We found a wonderful time lapse video of the festivities in Moscow via Russia English this morning.
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.
A recent conference in St. Petersburg, Russia saw the heads of the Baltic Sea States meet up to discuss protecting the already heavily polluted Baltic, and each country’s responsibility for the task. With environmental sustainability on every leaders lips these days, we thought we would take a look at the ups and downs of one of the world’s most fascinating seas.
The small town of Kyzyl in Russia is appealing for many reasons. Its location in the exact geographic center of Asia places is it almost 4000 kilometers away from the Russian capital. Surrounded by the wide steppe of the Tuva republic, the taiga fauna and the dramatic landscapes of the Sayan Mountains in the north, as well as […]
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 a story from Vestnik Kavkaza, the European Union and Georgia will sign an early agreement to start the process of Georgia’s associate membership in November. With pressing tensions all around though, November seems far off where good relations between European countries is concerned.
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.
Traveling to Europe, for many people, is a lifelong dream. For those of you out there who yearn to learn more about the so called “Old Continent”, we’ve devised a quiz to challenge the world traveler, and to inform the first time European adventurer out there.