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The ski season starts

The ski season begins. Many sports fans are faced with the question of where to go skiing (snowboarding) this winter? In Europe there are many good ski resorts. We have collected the most popular routes for skiing this winter. You can choose which ski resort to go to, buy plane tickets, book a transfer from the airport to the hotel and book a hotel. You can book a taxi, in which you can transport ski equipment (skis, snowboards).

Austria

Hotels and hostels at New Year night in Russia

How much does it cost to spend the night in a hotel for the New Year Eve in Russia? The rich can always find a room in the hotel. We checked how much is the cheapest accommodation (hotel, hostel) in Moscow and St. Petersburg on New Year's Eve.

There are no places in many cheap hotels, and it will become less and less with the approach of the holiday. If you are determined to go somewhere on New Year's holidays, book hotels and buy tickets now.

Moscow

Moscow surprises. There are hostels from 180 rubles per bed-place per night! (It is about 2.6 euros.)

The cost of living in hotels and hostels in the center of Moscow

Moscow is the most visited city of Russia. How much does it cost to spend the night in Moscow? We checked prices in hotels and hostels in the center of Moscow and share information with you.

Almost all tourists who come to the capital of Russia tend to settle near the Kremlin and Red Square. The review included some of the hotels that are located near Red Square (within walking distance).

During the collection of information, the following difficulties arose.

St. Petersburg was named among the top tourist destinations of the World

The winners of the global tourism rankings World Travel Awards 2016 were named. The award ceremony was held in the Maldives in early December. St. Petersburg was named among winners as the World's Leading Cultural City Destination.

St Petersburg, Russia

Foreigners will be fingerprinted possible from 2017 in Russia

Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has offered to take fingerprints of all foreigners entering the country. This topic will be discussed by Interior Ministry experts and the Russian Foreign Ministry. Perhaps foreigners coming to Russia have to undergo fingerprinting procedure in 2017. This can help to find the criminals and the identification of those killed in the disasters.

Russian citizens are required to be fingerprinted for a Schengen visa from September 2015. Thus, the Russian government supported the initiative of their European counterparts.

Russian tourists are returning to Turkey

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 will be more comfortable for tourists from China

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 was launched in St. Petersburg

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):

  • Length - 173 meters.
  • Width of 34 meters.
  • Displacement - 33,500 tons.

Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations 2016

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 Top 10

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.

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