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Russian airlines lost 3.2 billion rubles from Putin’s Georgia ‘flight ban’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2019 02:02

Russian airlines estimate their losses from the ban on flights to Georgia, introduced at the height of the "high" tourist season by decision of Russia's President Vladimir Putin, at 3.2 ... Read More

Flights from Moscow to Sharm al Sheikh? When and how are they resuming?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 21, 2019 23:20

Russian President Putin and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt discuss flights non stop from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Ufa According to Hurghada or Sharm al-Sheikh. Such flights were stopped ... Read More

Russia wants visa-free travel deal with Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 19:26

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow asked Tokyo to introduce a visa-free travel regime and hopes to continue discussing this possibility. "We have reminded about the ... Read More

Moscow mayor: New city-wide facial recognition system “would be only rivaled by China”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 23:45

The Mayor of Moscow said on Thursday that Russian capital’s authorities plan to create a large-scale facial recognition system comprising more than 200,000 CCTV cameras in the city. The facial ... Read More

Russia’s Saint Petersburg introduces ‘tourist tax’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 17:15

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the introduction of a tourist tax on foreign visitors in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of state made a statement at a meeting with the ... Read More

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. "I am a Muslim and ... Read More

Putin: Russia will keep moving towards lifting restrictions for tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 18:25

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, short-term visa-free entry for foreigners and electronic visas is the way to go for Russia if it wants to become a tourist haven. But ... Read More

Russia announces new supersonic passenger plane project

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2019 15:25

Russian Ministry of Industry announced that Russia's United Aviation Corporation (UAC) will develop a new supersonic passenger jet starting in 2022. The last Russian supersonic travel project was launched fifty ... Read More

Russia: Visa-free entry for foreign visitors with ‘Fan IDs’ ends December 31

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018 22:50

The Russian Interior Ministry announced that a visa-free entry to Russia for the foreign visitors of the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches ends on December 31, 2018. "In accordance with ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Post-2014 Winter Olympic Games Sochi: Empty hotels and stadiums or a thriving resort?

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- October 31, 2013 03:16

News that London hotels are still feeling the negative impact of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games is not the kind of information Sochi, Russia, wants to hear. Read More

US-based Radio Liberty gone with the wind in Russia

editor editor- September 22, 2012 07:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks serious about clamping down on foreign-funded non-government organizations (NGO), foreign-funded programs, and media houses that have direct financial support fr Read More

Seychelles President Michel congratulates Russian President Putin

editor editor- March 6, 2012 01:09

Seychelles President James Alix Michel has extended the congratulations of the people and government of Seychelles to the newly-elected President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Read More

Say, say, say: A Russian president is?

editor editor- August 31, 2011 22:46

The upcoming election in Russia became a focal point of discussions at a conference held in Prague last Monday. Read More