Many surprises are happening in our time. In June 2016, there were several unexpected events. Mention may be made, for example, the UK exit of the EU and a good game of Iceland national football team. For residents of Russia it is the restoration of cooperation with Turkey and the lifting of the ban on travel of Russian tourists to the country.
Turkey has for several years been the most popular destination for a summer holiday among Russians. Turkey's popularity among Russian tourists can be attributed to several factors:
St. Petersburg becoming more and more popular destination for foreign tourists in recent years. This contributes to favorable foreign exchange rate. Number of tourists coming from China increased most notably.
Nuclear-powered icebreaker "Arktika" was launched on June 16, 2016 in St. Petersburg. After the completion, the new icebreaker will be the most powerful in the world. Icebreaker is built at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. The icebreaker of the same name already existed in 1972 - 2008.
The dimensions of the atomic icebreaker "Arktika" (Project 22220):
Where tourists go on vacation in the summer of 2016? According to current projections, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe this year will be Greece. If the forecasts will be correct, then Greece could receive up to 25 million foreign tourists in 2016.
Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg entered into the world list of top tourist attractions Travelers Choice in the category "Top 25 Landmarks" by TripAdvisor site. The rankings are based on feedback from site visitors. The Church is particularly popular among foreign tourists. A visit to the Cathedral is part of a program of most of the tour groups.
Bicycle rent points started to operate again in St. Petersburg in April 2016. Bicycle rent stations was suspended in winter.
City rental bicycles network has about 90 stations. You can take a bike from any station, to get to your destination and return the bike at any station.
To use the rental bike you need to register on the site, buy a ticket and make down payment. Detailed instructions are available at every rental bike station.
New problems have arisen among tourists from Finland in the Russia. The fact is that for a stay on the territory of the border zone for foreign citizens Russian visa is insufficient. To stay on the territory of the border zone have to have special permission. Arriving tourists must pass this territory without stopping.
Circus “Na Fontanke” (Цирк на Фонтанке) began operating after renovation in St. Petersburg. Opening of the Circus on Fontanka will be held December 18 2015. The renovation of the building began in mid-2014 and lasted for about 1.5 years. During the repair was carried out a great amount of work: fortified foundation, walls repaired, rebuilt the dome, renovated interiors and upgraded amenities. The circus also regained its historical name - Circus Ciniselli.
We are against paid roads! These words these days can often be seen on heavy vehicles in the news on TV in Russia. So truck drivers expressed their disagreement with the introduction of fares on roads on for trucks with permissible maximum mass exceeding 12 tones in Russia.