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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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The Faberge Museum will hold an exhibition of Salvador Dali

Starting from the 1st of April till 2nd July, over 150 paintings by Salvador Dali will be on the display at the Faberge Museum.

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Russia and Republic of South Africa signed the bilateral agreement on Visa-free travel

On Monday, 6th of March, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has announced that Visa will be no longer required for traveling between Russia and the Republic of South Africa starting from 30th of March.

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"The Masterpieces of Byzantine" in The Tretyakov Gallery

The exhibition "The Masterpieces of Byzantine" is on a display in Tretyakov Gallery. Eighteen art works were brought to Moscow from Greek collections. The art of Byzantium is perceived to be close to the Russian soul, as, during the process of Christianization, Ancient Rus has adopted traditions of icon painting, temple architecture and the language of the liturgy from the Byzantine Empire.

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The Places to Visit in Moscow during the New Year Holidays

The New Year is one of the most anticipated holidays in Russia. Therefore, we decided to make a selection of places, where the guests can entertain themselves during the Winter Holidays in Moscow.

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The masterpieces from the collection of the Vatican Pinacoteca are on display in the Tretyakov Gallery

The most significant event of the passing year was the opening of the exhibition "Roma Aeterna. The masterpieces of the Vatican Pinacoteca. Bellini, Raphael, Caravaggio", which is held in the Tretyakov Gallery from 25th of November. In total, 42 art pieces from the permanent exposition was brought to Moscow, among which are works of Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, Caravaggio, Nicolas Poussin, Perugino, Melozzo da Forlì, Guido Reni and Guercino. Some of the works have never left the Vatican before, or have not been displayed outside Europe.

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The Catalonian Surrealism in the Hermitage Museum

Starting from 29th of October 2016, the exhibition "Surrealism in Catalonia. The artists of Emporda and Salvador Dali" was opened in the Hermitage Museum. The works of Salvador Dali and 28 other catalonian painters were brought to Russia. The paintings, sculptures and graphic art from 19th to 20th century are on the display.

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