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Improvement of the road between St. Petersburg and Finland

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The first expanded part of the “Scandinavia” road was opened for car traffic in October 2016. The road connects St. Petersburg and Finland, bypassing city of Vyborg on the east side. The reconstructed section of road has six lanes for car traffic (three in each direction).

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Russian tourists are returning to Turkey

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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:

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St. Petersburg will be more comfortable for Chinese tourists

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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.

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Nuclear-powered icebreaker was launched in St. Petersburg

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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.
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Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations 2016

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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.

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Restaurants day is illegal

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Today in St. Petersburg will be held the day the restaurant. On this day, everyone can open his own restaurant one day. You can show off your culinary skills. St. Petersburg city administration said participation in the event шы illegal.

Most of the participants violate several laws. This illegal business. For doing business need to draw a lot of documents, you need to register an entrepreneur, and pay taxes.

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Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood in Top 10

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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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Bicycle rent points began to operate again in St. Petersburg

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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.

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Ice Hockey World Championship 2016

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Ice Hockey World Championship 2016 will be held from 6 to 22 May in Russia in the two cities. Competitions will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Championship Matches will be held in two arenas:
"VTB Ice Palace" in Moscow (the nearest metro station - Avtozavodskaya).

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New problems have arisen among tourists from Finland in the Russia.

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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.

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