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If West Takes Diplomat Visit for Threat, Things Very Bad There – Russia’s Foreign Minister Says

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said that the refusal of Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria to give permission for his flight to Serbia led to the cancellation of his visit to this country, calling this decision unprecedented and unthinkable.  Lavrov’s visit to Serbia was scheduled for June 6-7. On the eve, the official representative of

SkyTeam Suspended Aeroflot’s Membership

SkyTeam airline alliance announced suspension of membership of the ‘Aeroflot’ Russian airline.  “SkyTeam and Aeroflot have agreed to temporarily suspend the airline’s SkyTeam membership. We are working to limit the impact for customers and will inform those affected by any changes to SkyTeam benefits and services,” the alliance reported. Aeroflot confirmed the temporary suspension of

EU Blacklisted 20 Russian Airlines

The European Commission has included 20 Russian airlines in the EU Air Safety List. The list includes the largest Russian airlines, such as Aeroflot, Rossiya, Pobeda, UTair, S7. These companies are prohibited from flying within the EU borders, “because they do not comply with international safety standards.”  The blacklisting of companies “reflects serious security concerns

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 29.03.22

TUI and Intourist Launch Charters From Moscow to Dagestan and Chechnya

Tour operators TUI and Intourist will launch tourist charters from Moscow to Makhachkala (Dagestan) and Grozny (Chechnya), according to the head of Rostourism Zarina Doguzova.  The department agreed with the mentioned above companies to create affordable turnkey travel offers that include logistics, accommodation, and excursions, Doguzova noted. According to her, the first charter will fly

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 16.03.22

Russia Helped More Than 80% Its Tourists Get Back From Abroad

Tour operators, with the support of the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism), ensured the return from abroad of more than 80 per cent of organized Russian tourists, which was reported on March 16 by the press service of the agency.   Russians abroad faced blocking of bank cards, delay and cancellation of flights. However, so far

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 02.03.22

Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia Welcome Russian Tourists

The authorities of Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia confirmed that the countries are waiting for Russian tourists, which was reported to journalists in the press service of the Federal Tourism Agency.  The day before, the Head of the Federal Tourism Agency, Zarina Doguzova, had a conversation with the Minister of Tourism of the Tunisian Republic Mohamed

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 01.03.22

Russian Aviation Offered Country Residents Abroad Two Ways to Return Home

Rosaviation is working on the issue of organizing humanitarian flights from the countries where most Russians are located.  “The implementation of humanitarian flights will be possible subject to positive decisions of the aviation authorities of the EU countries from/through which these flights will be organized,” the publication states. Thus, Rosaviation, together with the Russian Foreign

Russia Closed Sky for Several Dozen Countries

Russia has closed the airspace to 36 countries as a response to the closure of airspace for Russian aircraft.   “In accordance with the norms of international law, as a response to the ban of European states on flights of civil aircraft operated by Russian air carriers and/or registered in Russia, a restriction has been imposed

Insight | St. Petersburg  | 11.01.22

Passenger Traffic at Pulkovo Airport Increased by 65%

Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg served 18.1 million people in 2021, which is 65.4 per cent more than the same indicator in 2020, when, according to the Federal Agency for Air Transport, 10.9 million people were transported.  As reported, on domestic flights, 15.5 million passengers out of 18.1 million people were served, which is 28

Business | Technology  | 22.12.21

S7 Performed First Flight in Russia Using Biofuels

Fueled with a mixture of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) based on organic compounds and classic jet fuel, the new A320neo took off from the Airbus factory in Toulouse (France) on Wednesday, December 22, and landed at Moscow Domodedovo Airport.    As specified, the flight was a transfer, without passengers on board. The share of biofuels

Business | Technology  | 14.12.21

First Time: Russia Showed Attack Drone With Flat Nozzle

The roll-out of the first flight sample of the newest Russian strike drone (UAV) S-70 “Okhotnik” (“Hunter”) took place at the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant (NAZ) named after V. P. Chkalov. Currently, the preparations are underway for testing and the first flight of the drone.   “The rollout of the UAV records the completion of the assembly

Russian Diplomats Help Countrymen Fly Home From South Africa

The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Cape Town, South Africa, is working on options for the departure of Russian tourists from South Africa, as stated by a representative of the Russian diplomatic mission.  “There are still seats on the charter flight, which departs from Cape Town on December 1 to Moscow. Consultations are