Cyprus is one of the favorite holiday destinations for Russians. This island is a good place spending free time with pleasure. Many people from Russia spend their holidays on Cyprus every year. Cyprus authorities also satisfied with this. They want to attract more tourists to the island from Russia. For example, a visa to Cyprus can be obtained free of charge and very quickly. (For example a visa to Finland for the residents of St. Petersburg this winter has risen by 21 euros.) Approximately 25% of coming to Cyprus Russian tourists are from St. Petersburg.
In May, St. Petersburg and Limassol cities declare themselves as sister towns.
From 7 to 9 April in St. Petersburg held a cultural program "Cyprus - St. Petersburg".
In Petersburg came a delegation from the city of Limassol, the second largest city of the island. Ambassador of Cyprus to Russia Petros Kestoras currently also located in St. Petersburg.
About a month later in Cyprus will perform, artists from St. Petersburg: Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra Bayan, Choir of the Smolny Cathedral. Cyprus will host exhibitions of St. Petersburg artists and photographers.