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China says Russia is its ‘most significant source of imported COVID-19 cases’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2020 19:15

Russian government has rebutted criticism of it’s handling of the COVID-19 epidemic, after Chinese authorities said that the most significant source of imported coronavirus cases had come from the far ... Read More

Russia to deport foreigners violating COVID-19 quarantine

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020 00:13

Russian Foreign Ministry announced today that any foreign citizens who violate rules of COVID-19 quarantine might be deported from Russia in accordance with existing procedure. "In accordance with the procedure ... Read More

Russia to begin serial production of new MC-21 passenger jet in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019 15:47

A spokesman for Russia's Rostec corporation announced that serial commercial production of new MC-21 passenger jets will begin in 2020. "The assembly of serial aircraft will start in 2020. In ... Read More

Anonymous call triggers bomb scare at Moscow Metro

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 21, 2019 02:00

According to news reports, an anonymous call, claiming that the bombs were planted at all subway stations in Moscow, was received at the Moscow Metro administration on Friday. Emergency response ... Read More

Russian air carriers will be short on pilots in 2021, airline union warns

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019 18:59

Russia's airline employees trade union said that Russian airlines may face a shortage of pilots, starting in 2021. The flight staff shortages may begin as early as 2021–2023 due to ... Read More

Georgia: Russian flight ban devalued Georgian national currency

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2019 20:10

The head of the National Bank of Georgia announced that Georgia calculated the losses resulting from the termination of flights with Russia, and they amount to about $300 million. "Statements ... Read More

Russia considering selling 16 Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 planes to Pakistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2019 21:45

Russia's Industry and Trade Minister announced that Russia is considering selling between six and sixteen Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 aircraft to Pakistan. "We interact directly with Pakistan International Airlines. We have ... Read More

Russian airlines warn of sharp airfare rise in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019 23:00

Russia's Association of Air Transport Operators announced that a substantial increase in airfares should be expected in 2020. Airline tickets for the first quarter of next year have already risen ... Read More

Con artist sets up phony Russia-Finland border, charges illegals to ‘cross’ it

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2019 22:04

A resourceful grifter has set up his own private 'Russia-Finland border' and charged four illegal migrants a thousands of euros, making them believe they were crossing the Russian boundary. Unfortunately ... Read More

Pilot charged in deadly Moscow Superjet crash that killed 41 people

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 3, 2019 18:43

Russian civil aviation authorities announced that they have finished the investigation of a passenger jet crash at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport in May, 2019. Based on the results of the investigation, ... Read More

Russia to produce 72 new MC-21 passenger planes a year by 2025

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2019 17:15

Official from Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced today that the aircraft manufacturer is planning to produce six MC-21 passenger jets in 2021 and twice as many in 2022, bringing ... Read More

Russia announces plans for Moon base

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019 23:48

Executive Director for Science and Long-Term Programs of Russian space agency Roskosmos, Alexander Bloshenko, announced on Monday that Russia is planning to establish a base on the Moon, that can ... Read More

Russian minister: Norway wants to buy Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 planes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 23, 2019 17:25

Russia’s Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov announced on Saturday that Russia conducts negotiations with Norway to sell its Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 planes. "Indeed, talks are underway. Of course, there ... Read More

Russia plans to develop old Sakhalin airport into major international air hub

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 21, 2019 22:53

The Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport on Russia’s Sakhalin Island, also called Khomutovo, may be developed into a major international flight connection hub, allowing airline passengers to travel to Asia and the Americas. ... Read More

Russia calls off resumption of Egypt tourist flights due to poor security

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2019 20:59

Russian aviation authorities announced that Russian Federation has postponed the planned resumption of charter flights to Egypt, as the North African country's airports still do not meet Russian safety standards. ... Read More

Combat drone crashes next to apartment building in Russia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 16, 2019 16:30

According to the Russian Investigative Committee’s Moscow transport investigative department, an unmanned combat drone has crashed on Saturday in a town in Russia’s central Ryazan Region, narrowly missing an apartment ... Read More

$169 million stolen during Russia’s first civilian spaceport construction

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 12, 2019 01:10

Commenting on a statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said on Monday that dozens of criminal cases and criminal convictions had failed to "put things in order" at the ... Read More

Over half of Russian holidaymakers did not travel in 2019 due to lack of funds

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 4, 2019 19:45

More than half of  Russian holidaymakers postponed or skipped their trip this year due to financial problems, Russian RIA Novosti reports with reference to the popular survey service. 4265 Russian ... Read More

Russian police looking for pilot who let his girlfriend ‘drive’ passenger plane

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 2, 2019 16:30

Russian police is looking for a yet unidentified Russian airline pilot after footage of a woman behind the controls of a passenger plane emerged online. The video, showing a young ... Read More

Cargo van crashes into private plane at Russia’s Pulkovo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 28, 2019 17:01

A bizarre traffic incident occurred at the Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia. One of the airport’s maintenance vans drove right into a Gulfstream III business jet, damaging the fuselage ... 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

Russian budget airline Pobeda raises fares on international routes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 18, 2019 02:40

Russian low-cost carrier Pobeda (Victory) Airlines announced that it will raise the fares from abroad to Russia by €25 (about 1800 rubles) due to the inclusion of the cost of ... Read More

New Russian supersonic business jet may fly in three to four years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 16, 2019 15:32

Supersonic passenger flights were all the rage 30-40 years ago, but they ultimately died out, partially due to safety issues and partially because the supersonic passenger aircraft, such as British-French ... Read More

Got some cash to burn? Book a room at nuclear-powered Moon base

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 15, 2019 18:57

Wealthy people with some extra cash to burn may soon be able to do just that, and shoot for the moon. Literally. Russia's Roscosmos space company is considering building a ... Read More

Why deadly Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash did not affect demand for aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 15, 2019 00:30

According to Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, the deadly May crash of Russia's ill-fated Sukhoi SSJ-100 Superjet in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, in which 41 people died and 10 ... Read More

How Union Pay acceptance in Russia makes travel to Moscow easier?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2019 23:04

Union Pay is a Chinese Credit card that can be used in more than 150 countries around the globe. Chinese tourists and business travelers rely on this form of payment. ... Read More

What are the most boring cities to visit in Europe?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2019 19:00

Where are the most boring travel and tourism city destinations? According to Russian visitors, Helsinki is the most boring city for Russian travelers. Perhaps virtual tourism to Helsinki is more ... Read More

15,000 travel industry experts attended OTDYKH Leisure Fair 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2019 16:05

From 10-12 September 2019 the Expocentre in Moscow hosted the prestigious 25th anniversary of the OTDYKH Leisure expo. Over the course of three days almost 15,000 travel industry experts attended ... Read More

Russia to modernize and expand Saudi Arabia’s railway network

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2019 14:58

The joint agreement between Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russian Railways and the Saudi Railway Company was sealed as part of a visit to Riyadh by Russian President Putin today. ... Read More

8 people killed in Russian An-72 plane crash in Congo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019 15:42

Russian-made An-72 transport plane crashed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The press officer of the Russian Embassy in Congo stated that Russian citizens were among the crew of ... Read More

Travel to Cuba: Via Russia and Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 18, 2019 02:18

The successfully-concluded OTDYKH Expo in Russia saw the participation of Cuba as a country partner for this 2019 International Russian Travel Market. Cuba brought a wave of joy and lightheartedness ... Read More

UNWTO General Assembly opens with sustainability and innovation top of the agenda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 11, 2019 15:50

The 23rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, with high-level delegates joining tourism leaders from around the world ... Read More

Sharjah wants more Russian tourists in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 10, 2019 19:20

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced that it is aiming to attract more Russian visitors. According to the 2018 figures released by SCTDA, Russian visitors ranked ... Read More

VP Plaza España becomes official Davis Cup sponsor

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 19:19

–VP Plaza España Design, a five-star luxury hotel located on Plaza de España on Gran Via, announces its official partnership with the Davis Cup Madrid Finals taking place from November ... Read More

Minister: Whole Russia can be tax-free for foreign visitors by end of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:00

Russia's Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov today said that the tax-free system can be extended to all Russian regions by 2019 year-end. "As far as decisions already taken ... Read More

Swiss Space Tourism: A ticket to ride for US$100

editor editor- June 14, 2019 21:47

Boris Otter, future space tourist, is creating a federation of astronaut enthusiasts: an extraordinary opportunity where 5 winning individuals will receive a ticket for space in one of the first ... Read More