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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.
GoRail has added a second train on the newly reopened train route between St. Petersburg and the Estonian capital of Tallinn.
Formula One has announced the tentative dates for the Russian Grand Prix to be held in Sochi on October 17-19, 2014.
Over 350 historical artifacts dating back to the 17th-19th centuries were found during archaeological works at the Hotel Pekin in Moscow.
New Holland Island reopens to the public for the last time before a long period of reconstruction begins in the fall.
Athletes braved freezing temperatures and slippery black ice to run a marathon across Siberia's Lake Baikal.
Russia is currently mulling over the idea to resume imports of widely popular Georgian wine, after being banned in Russia since 2006 amid poor relations with the country.