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The Zoo of Novosibirsk city has been granted a status of the Best Zoo in the country. It covers the territory of 60 hectares and keeps approximately 11 000 animals of 702 different species.
There's a lot to see in Russia. Of course, when you are coming for the first time you cannot miss such famous sites as the Kremlin in Mosow and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But those who have been to Russia before, might be interested in the so-called urban attractions. We would like to share with you several new urban venues to visit in the Russian cities.
Photo exhibition will be held in Dostoevsky Museum in St. Petersburg from May 25th to July 5th. The visitors will see unique photos from Dostoevsky Day photo contest, ‘Dostoevsky Masquerade’ movie, and also photos taken during Dostoevsky Masquerade street show.
Summer season in Peterhof will start on April 25th. Ticket sales will be opened on the official museum website on April 21st, Peterhof press office says.
Russia – Estonia and Estonia – Russia trains operated by ‘GoRail’ are to be cancelled.
State Hermitage Museum and JSC "LSR Group" intend to create the Hermitage Exhibition Center in Moscow. The ceremony of signing the letter of intent was held in St. Petersburg on March 11th. The document was signed by General Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky and Chairman of the Board of Directors of "LSR Group" Andrei Molchanov, "Interfax" reports.
State Company ‘Lithuanian Railways’ closes the passenger route Vilnius - St. Petersburg. The company representative Vidmantas Gudas announced this on February 11th, 2015.
On February 16th, 2015 Maslenitsa Week starts in Russia. Maslenitsa is a traditional Slavic festival celebrated during the week before Fast. It marks the boundary of the winter and spring. Although the festival has absorbed a lot of Christian traditions, it still retains some pagan customs.
On January 4th, 2015, Matsesta Marine Passenger Terminal was opened after reconstruction. The terminal is located in Khosta district of Sochi. It will cater for the passengers of Black Sea cruises.
Federal Passenger Company has announced that starting from December 14th, 2014 trains to Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan will be canceled due to a low demand.
Starting on December 10th, 2014, fingerprinting will be required at Russian Consulates in several countries.
On 27th of January St. Petersburg will commemorate the day when the siege was lifted. St. Petersburg, or Leningrad, as it was called during those times, has suffered 872 days of starvation under the constant bombardment of german forces during the Second World War.
Moscow mayor in April of 2013 has announced the launch of the contest for the reconstruction of Moscows biggest and most expensive vacant area in the city center. The foundation of Zaryadie Park should become a great contribution of Moscow government to the appearance of Russia's Capital.
Russian airline Aeroflot is in the process of creating a low-cost airline that plans to cut the cost of tickets by 20-40% and compete with local budget airlines.