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Sputnik-V: The Russian COVID-19 Vaccine

Sputnik-V: The Russian COVID-19 Vaccine

Russia has suffered over four million cases of COVID-19, making it the fourth worst-affected country. Joining other countries around the world, Russia threw itself into the global vaccination race and developed a homegrown COVID-19 vaccine.

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Russia Loosens Travel Restrictions for Citizens of Several Countries

Russia Loosens Travel Restrictions for Citizens of Several Countries

As of February 1, 2021, Russia borders are now open for citizens and residents of several countries.

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Russia closes borders to Italian nationals and other travelers arriving from Italy

Russia closes borders to Italian nationals and other travelers arriving from Italy

In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Russia temporarily suspends border crossings for Italian citizens and citizens of other countries arriving from Italy.

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Coronavirus in Russia: Weekly Updates

Coronavirus in Russia: Weekly Updates

Updates on the Coronavirus and COVID-19 situation in Russia. The latest news and how to protect yourself.

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In winter, the largest number of individual tourists came to St. Petersburg from the USA

In winter, the largest number of individual tourists came to St. Petersburg from the USA

The largest number of individual foreign tourists visiting St. Petersburg came from the United States.

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Russia temporarily suspends visa-free tours from China

Russia temporarily suspends visa-free tours from China

Due to the coronavirus, all China-Russia visa-free travel has been stopped beginning February 2, 2020.

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World-famous Music Festival in St Petersburg, December 2019

World-famous Music Festival in St Petersburg, December 2019

For the 20th time since its inception, the international festival of music “Arts Square” will be held in Russia’s most renowned music hall, The St. Petersburg Philharmonic hall. There, from December 14 – 24, world-famous names in classical music will take to its ornate stage.

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GUM Skating-Rink in the Red Square Has Opened for the 2019-2020 Season

GUM Skating-Rink in the Red Square Has Opened for the 2019-2020 Season

A traditional, outdoor ice-rink in the Red Square in Moscow opened its doors to the public for the 14th time. The skating-rink has been upgraded for the new season: it has been made more specious and it can now hold up to 450 people in one session! The choice of skates has been enlarged compared to previous years; more lockers and ticket-offices have been added for the comfort of guests.

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The Best of St Petersburg’s Cultural Forum

The Best of St Petersburg’s Cultural Forum

From the 14th to the 16th of November St Petersburg will host a cultural forum of international significance. World leaders in music, art and dance will flock to the Hermitage and many other galleries and theatres throughout the city to discuss the future of the arts. We’ve rounded up the top 10 best events that the Cultural Forum has to offer.

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Impressionism and Spanish Art in Moscow

Impressionism and Spanish Art in Moscow

Starting from the 10th of October till the 26th of January in the Moscow's Museum of Russian Impressionism will be held an exhibition "Impressionism and Spanish Art". According to the press service of the Museum, this is the most expansive exposition in Russia of Spanish art of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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The free E-Visa to St. Petersburg. List of the border crossing points.

The free E-Visa to St. Petersburg. List of the border crossing points.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the list of the border crossing points in St. Petersburg and Leningradsky region through which tourists can pass with a free E-Visa.

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Comfort traveling on Russian Railways

Comfort traveling on Russian Railways

Russian Railways offers additional services for the passengers of the Grand 1st class and VIP 1st class in Branded trains: the free Superior Waiting Lounge and additional services upon arrival.

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The Guinness World Record with Massive National Anthem Recorded in St. Petersburg

The Guinness World Record with Massive National Anthem Recorded in St. Petersburg

On the 1st of September, in St. Petersburg, the musicians and chorus members from 85 regions, has performed the most massive National Anthem in the world's history.

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Quentin Tarantino on an excursion in Kremlin

Quentin Tarantino on an excursion in Kremlin

"What should you do to be buried in Kremlin?" — asked Quentin. "You need to be a member of the royal family at least" — has been the answer.

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St. Petersburg International Music Festival &Competition "Grand Piano in Palace”

St. Petersburg International Music Festival &Competition "Grand Piano in Palace”

From the 1st till 9th of August in St. Petersburg will be held the IV International Musical Festival Competition, organized with the support of the State Russian Museum and "Orpheus" Radio Station.

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