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Finland Lifted All Restrictions on Country Entry for Russians

Finland, from Friday, July 1, removes all coronavirus restrictions on entry into the country for all tourists, including Russians.  Thus, when crossing the border, all travelers from third countries are exempt from presenting a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 and passing tests for coronavirus. They will only need a valid visa to enter the country.

Insight | Trip Advisory | Around Russia  | 01.07.22

Russian Federation Сancelled COVID Restrictions Around Country

In Russia, against the background of improving the epidemiological situation, previously imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions are being lifted, in particular, the mask regime is being cancelled, as the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being (Rospotrebnadzor) reported.  “Due to the continuing decrease in the intensity of the epidemic

Recommended | Moscow | Insight  | 25.05.22

Moscow Mayor Announced ‘COVID Amnesty’

Moscow authorities have decided to stop collecting fines imposed but not paid for violating coronavirus restrictions, as well as to pay subsidies to businesses and citizens to compensate for previously paid fines, as said by the city mayor Sergei Sobyanin.   “Administrative penalties have made a significant contribution to solving the problem of saving the health

Fun | Sports  | 13.05.22

Russian Football Clubs Appealed to CAS on Suspension From European Competitions

Russian football clubs have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) because of the suspension from European competitions.  On May 2, UEFA decided on the participation of Russian teams in tournaments in the 2022/2023 season. Russian football clubs were suspended from European competitions, and the national team was excluded from the League of

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 12.04.22

Denmark and Sweden Resumed Issuing Visas to Russians

Denmark and Sweden have resumed processing and issuing all types of visas to Russian citizens. Denmark has also lifted all anti-coronavirus restrictions.  “The standard time for processing visa applications for Russian citizens applying, for example, to visit friends, relatives, tourism, is up to 10 calendar days (delivery time is not included) in accordance with the

Insight | Around Russia  | 01.03.22

Russia Lifted Almost All Coronavirus Restrictions

Taking into account the peculiarities of the spread of the omicron coronavirus strain, the federal consumer protection service (Rospotrebnadzor) recommended that the regions lift restrictions on the occupancy of cultural and catering institutions.   From now on, for trade organizations, catering, theatres, cinemas, concert halls, sanitary-resort organizations, beauty salons and hairdressers, it is recommended to maintain

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 18.01.22

Booking Switched Off Reservations in Crimea Due to EU Sanctions

The Dutch reservations service Booking.com explained the tightening of the accommodation policy in Crimea by the fact that the company follows the current trade sanctions imposed by the EU and the Dutch government against the republic.  On Monday, January 17, the Minister of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea, Vadim Volchenko, announced that he would appeal

Moscow: Germany Doing Everything to Stop RT Satellite Broadcasting

Without any legal basis, Germany is doing everything to make the broadcasting of Russia’s RT DE channel via satellite impossible, as stated by the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.  “Germany is doing everything to block and not just suspend, but to make broadcasting of the RT DE via satellite impossible. This is direct interference

Business | Technology  | 14.12.21

Russian IT Companies to Remove Pirated Domains From Search Results

Copyright holders and key players among Russian IT companies have agreed to amend the current anti-piracy memorandum. The innovations related to the removal of the domains of malicious copyright violators from the search results, as reported in the Media Communications Union on Monday, December 13, 2021.   As explained, the new document will fix the obligation

Russian IT Regulator Named Companies That Should Open Branches in Russia by 2022 

The Federal Service for Supervision of Information Technology and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) has published a list of 13 foreign companies that are required to open branches in Russia. These are Google, Apple, Meta, Twitter, TikTok, Telegram, Zoom, Viber, Likeme Pte. Ltd., Spotify, Discord, Pinterest, and Twitch.   The service clarified that in addition to the requirement

Russia Lifts Restrictions on Flights to Cuba, Mexico, and Qatar

Russia is fully resuming flights with Cuba, Mexico, and Qatar from December 1, 2021, taking into account the epidemic situation there, according to the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.   It is reminded that recently Russians also have got the opportunity to fly to Bangladesh, Brazil, Mongolia, Costa Rica, and Argentina. And since November 9,