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The Visa-free entry for the FIFA FAN-ID holders will be valid till the end of the year

The foreign guests and holders of the FIFA FAN-ID will be granted the opportunity to cross the border with Russia Visa-free till the end of the year, as many times as they wish. It has been announced to the journalists by Vladimir Putin. He has mentioned that this subject has been negotiated with his colleagues, during the congratulation of the Franch and Croatian sides.

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In St. Petersburg, May became the warmest month in one hundred years

For the first time in one hundred years, the average temperature in May exceeded 15 degrees. The beginning of summer is promised to be warm as well but would bring rain to the city.

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The FIFA has announced Fan Zones for FIFA World Cup 2018

This Wednesday, FIFA has announced the complete list of all Fan Zones for the FIFA World Cup 2018. In Moscow the main Fan Zone would be the Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills), which would allocate 40 000 football fans.

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Tretyakov Gallery hosts the exhibition dedicated to Vasily Vereshchagin

The largest exhibition in decades dedicated to the painter Vasily Vereshchagin has opened at the Crimean shaft. The visitors will be able to see approximately 500 exhibits from the archives of several thousands of Museums and private collections.

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The Hermitage has launched stickers for the Telegram based on works of Rembrandt and Matisse

The State Hermitage Museum has issued an official sticker set for its Telegram channel. The paintings by Rembrandt and Matisse became the source of inspiration for the new set.

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Happy New Year!

Our team wishes you a Happy New Year and a wonderful holiday season. May this season and the coming year bring you lots of bright moments and colorful travels.

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The sales period for the train tickets has been extended

On 10th of December 2017, the OJSC “RZD” has extended the period of the ticket sales for up to 90 days.

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New Exhibition "The Winter Palace and the Hermitage. 1917. The History has been created here"

The grand opening of the exhibition "The Winter Palace and the Hermitage. 1917. The History has been created here" took place on 25th of October 2017, in the Feldmarshal's Hall of the Winter Palace.

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The area of the Free Port of Vladivostok will cover eight more airports

On 17th of October, the President Vladimir Putin has authorized to include 8 more airports into the coverage area of the Free Port of Vladivostok (FPV). At the present moment, the regime of FPV is successfully realized in the Knevichi airport.

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The Most Budget Russian Destinations to Travel in Autumn 2017

Analytical agency "Tourstat" complied a rating of the most inexpensive Russian destinations to travel in Autumn 2017. Daily expenses in these cities start from 2000 rubles (35 USD).

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The Military Orchestras to perform in parks and stations of Moscow

The Moscow authorities are completing last preparation for the massive celebration of Moscow's 870th-anniversary, which will start off on 1st of September. This important event coincides with the annual festival of military music "Spasskaya Tower". For this reason, the Military Orchestras from all over the world will give free performances in the public areas of the capital.

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The VI International Festival All Together Opera starts off in St. Petersburg

The VI St. Petersburg International All Together Opera Festival takes place from 12th till 22nd of July. During these days the masterpieces of the opera's classic will be presented for the listeners.

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The "Lecture Room" project has been launched in the trains "Strizh"

The JSC "FPC", the branch office of OJSC "RZD" and non-profit project "Arzamas" have launched a joint initiative "Lecture Room" in trains "Strizh", which are operating on the route Moscow - Nizhniy Novgorod and Moscow - Berlin.

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The Visa-free access period has started for the FIFA Confederations Cup's fans

Starting from today, the international fans of Confederations Cup's tournaments are able to visit Russia without a Visa using a passport of a fan (FAN ID).

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The Night of Museums in St. Petersburg Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

This year, the annual event The Night of Museums will be held in St. Petersburg for the 10th time. Over 110 museums, city's halls and libraries will be open for the visitors. The main theme of the night would be dedicated to the Year of Ecology.

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