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News Russia Tourism: The 'edge of the earth': How Chinese tourism is changing one Russian Arctic village

Published on: Monday 10 February 2020
The 'edge of the earth': How Chinese tourism is changing one Russian Arctic village
News source: https://www.pri.org/stories/2020-02-10/edge-earth-how-chinese-tourism-changing-one-russian-arctic-village

Every day, dozens of visitors drag their suitcases to the tiny, arctic village of Teriberka, Russia, with the hope of seeing the Northern Lights at a fraction of the cost of similar trips to Scandinavia, Iceland or Canada. 

News Russia Tourism: A Russian bride ended up in a fatal love triangle. A KFC receipt led to the alleged killer.

Published on: Sunday 03 November 2019
A Russian bride ended up in a fatal love triangle. A KFC receipt led to the alleged killer.
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/04/william-chase-hargrove-anna-repkina-oregon-murder/

The only lead police needed to start investigating a young Russian woman’s death was hiding inside a takeout bag from KFC left ... police to uncover a “problematic love triangle” — one that ...

News Russia Tourism: Russian Tour Operators Losing Chinese Business

Published on: Sunday 03 November 2019
Russian Tour Operators Losing Chinese Business
News source: https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-tour-operators-losing-chinese-business-even-as-visitor-numbers-triple/30250892.html

“Constant damping by the Chinese has led to Russian firms either leaving the [Chinese tourism] market or reselling the group business to unauthorized Chinese firms,” Kommersant cited Alexandr Agamov, ...

News Russia Tourism: 'Virtually Impossible' Matt Lauer Will Be Prosecuted in Russia After Rape Accusation: Experts

Published on: Wednesday 09 October 2019
'Virtually Impossible' Matt Lauer Will Be Prosecuted in Russia After Rape Accusation: Experts
News source: https://people.com/crime/matt-lauer-rape-accusations-virtually-impossible-face-prosecution/

Some exceptions to this rule exist, like sex tourism involving minors. But Ku says, “I don’t think they would apply here.” Glazier says prosecuting Lauer would be difficult because Nevils didn’t ...

News Russia Tourism: Russia announces e-visa for Indians to visit St Petersburg, Leningrad to boost tourism

Published on: Monday 30 September 2019
Russia announces e-visa for Indians to visit St Petersburg, Leningrad to boost tourism
News source: https://www.wionews.com/india-news/to-boost-tourism-russia-announces-e-visa-for-indians-to-visit-st-petersburg-leningard-253093

Russia on Tuesday announced the opening of e-visa facility for St Petersburg and Leningrad to boost Indian tourists in the region. Till now e-visa for Indians was available for far eastern federal district and the enclave of Kaliningrad, sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic Coast.  India is one of the fifty countries and the only South Asian country to get the facility of Russian e-visa for St Petersburg.

News Russia Tourism: Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit UAE next week

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit UAE next week
News source: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Russian-President-Vladimir-Putin-to-visit-UAE-14506567.php

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to their nation on Tuesday as part of a state visit. The state-run WAM news agency ...

News Russia Tourism: Beyond borscht: a food tour of Russia

Published on: Saturday 21 September 2019
Beyond borscht: a food tour of Russia
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/sep/22/food-tour-of-russia-russian-cuisine-journey-st-petersburg-to-moscow

This is a culinary immersion into Russia organised by Intrepid, a travel company that likes its visitors to get under the skin of the destination. Clearly it is not without a sense of irony. After all ...

News Russia Tourism: Georgia’s Growing Tourism Industry Will Get a Major Lift From Ryanair

Published on: Wednesday 21 August 2019
Georgia’s Growing Tourism Industry Will Get a Major Lift From Ryanair
News source: https://skift.com/2019/08/21/georgias-growing-tourism-industry-will-get-a-major-lift-from-ryanair/

“The recent Russian tourism ban was expected to impact Georgian tourism industry negatively, but according to latest statistics we still experience increase of total international visitors ...

News Russia Tourism: Trump is snubbing a close ally because it won't let him buy Greenland while supporting rival Russia before his Europe trip

Published on: Wednesday 21 August 2019
Trump is snubbing a close ally because it won't let him buy Greenland while supporting rival Russia before his Europe trip
News source: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-snubs-ally-denmark-while-reaching-out-to-russia-2019-8

As Trump prepares to head to Europe, he is snubbing a close ally while reaching out to a top rival. It's already shaping up to be an interesting trip.

News Russia Tourism: The Politics of Russia's Primorsky Krai

Published on: Thursday 22 August 2019
The Politics of Russia's Primorsky Krai
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/politics-russias-primorsky-krai-155100862.html

Most nine-hour journeys from Moscow land you on the east coast of the United States. But that is assuming one is flying westward over the Atlantic or crossing the pond, as the Brits like to fondly refer to transatlantic destinations. But a nine-hour journey flying eastwards, over seven time-zones across

News Russia Tourism: Russian tourist dies after being hit by motorbike in Pattaya

Published on: Sunday 16 June 2019
Russian tourist dies after being hit by motorbike in Pattaya
News source: https://thethaiger.com/news/pattaya/russian-tourist-dies-after-being-hit-by-motorbike-in-pattaya

A 35 year old Russian tourist has been knocked over near the bridge leading to the Bali Hai port in South Pattaya on Saturday night. Meanwhile, two Kuwaiti nationals were in Bangkok Pattaya and ...

News Russia Tourism: Russian tourist drowns in red flag swimming zone in Trat

Published on: Sunday 16 June 2019
Russian tourist drowns in red flag swimming zone in Trat
News source: https://thethaiger.com/news/national/russian-tourist-drowns-in-red-flag-swimming-zone-in-trat

A Russian tourist has drowned at a beach on Koh Chang in Trat, far east Thailand, in the red-flagged, no swimming zone yesterday. Navy officers on Koh Chang are warning tourists going to beaches with ...

News Russia Tourism: Looking for a moon vacation? Billions being invested in burgeoning space tourism industry

Published on: Tuesday 07 May 2019
News source: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/space/mission-moon/article/Looking-for-a-moon-vacation-Billions-being-13818354.php

when Los Angeles businessman Dennis Tito became the first space tourist, paying $20 million to join a Russian cosmonaut crew on a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station. Since then, six ...