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Fun |  Culture |  08.02.23

Russian Science Day: History and Prominent Figures

Every year on February 8, the Russian scientific community celebrates its professional holiday, the Day of Russian Science, established by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation in 1999.  It was on this day in 1724 that the Academy of Sciences was founded in Russia by decree of the governing Senate by order

Insight |  Trip Advisory |  18.01.23

Sberbank Started Operating in Crimea

Sberbank has started operating in the Crimea with its first ATMs have already been installed on the peninsula, as reported by the press service of the institution on January 18, 2023.  “Sberbank has formed a team and is starting to operate on the Crimean Peninsula. The first ATMs of the bank have already been installed

Videos |  Culture |  18.01.23

Yakutia Head Plunged Into Baptismal Font When Outside -53 Degrees [Video]

The head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, plunged into the Baptismal font on the Lena River in Yakutsk, where on Wednesday, January 18, the air temperature dropped to minus 53 degrees Celsius.   In recent years, Baptismal bathing has been organized in the republic. The only exception was in 2021, when the Yakut diocese did not consecrate

Interview: Russia Preparing Visa-Free Agreements With Several Countries – Yevgeny Ivanov

Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Yevgeny Ivanov, in a special interview with TASS, named the countries with which Russia plans to conclude agreements on visa-free travel and explained how a foreigner can now get a Russian visa.   Against the background of artificially inflated Russophobic hysteria, which was launched immediately after the start of

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  13.01.23

New Armenian Airline Starts Flying to Russia

A new airline from Armenia, “Armenian Airlines”, formed in December 2022, plans to start flights to Russian cities this year, as stated on the carrier’s website.  “The starting route program of Armenian Airlines includes four international destinations from Zvartnots base airport: to Moscow, Samara, Sochi, and Vladikavkaz,” the message says. It is specified that the

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  12.01.23

Russian Airline Resumed Flights to China After 3-Year Break

The Russian airline “Aurora” has resumed regular flights to China from Khabarovsk International Airport to the Chinese city of Harbin after a three-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is noted that flights to China will be carried out by the carrier once a week, on Mondays, in the period from February 6 to

Visit |  Culture |  10.01.23

British Woman Saved Russian Art Museum in Spain

A British collector saved the Museum of Russian Art in Spain from closure. This is told by the British newspaper The Guardian.  According to the publication, “Museo Ruso”, which is the branch of the Russian Museum in Malaga, was on the verge of closure due to the decision to take its entire collection back to

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  06.01.23

Russian Railways Sent 300 Additional Trains for Christmas

During the Christmas holidays, from January 6 to January 8, about 300 additional long-distance trains were launched in Russia on the most popular routes. This was reported on January 6 in the press service of the Russian Railways holding (RZhD).  “From January 6 to January 8, about 1 million Russians will use long-distance trains. Almost

Insight |  Culture |  05.01.23

Russians Chose Best Dishes for Christmas [Survey]

The most popular dishes for Christmas among the residents of Russia were named by the participants of the survey of the SuperJob job search service. The results of the survey were at the disposal of the RIA Novosti agency.  According to the survey results, 39 per cent of the men and women surveyed plan to

Insight |  Trip Advisory |  23.12.22

‘Tasty and That’s It’ to Offer Children Books Instead of Toys

The “Tasty and That’s It” fast food restaurant chain, which became the successor of McDonald’s in Russia, will release an analogue of the popular Happy Meal combo. Instead of regular toys, they are going to put books inside the new “Kid’s Combo”.   According to the information given in public sources, in “Kid’s Combo” you can

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  22.12.22

Russian Airlines Received More Permits on Flights Abroad

The Russian airline ‘Red Wings’ has received more permits for flights abroad, including flights to Azerbaijan and China, which is stated on the website of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviation).  It is specified that flights to Baku from Orenburg and to Sanya from Novosibirsk are planned to be carried out five and twice a