Russia Travel & Recreation
Chinese, Russians shore up Middle East tourism
The Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards ups the ante on garden fresh flavors
Polar bears crowd on Russian island in sign of Arctic change
Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin
Russian cannibal couple tried to sell 'human meat pies' to restaurants, made snacks for nearby soldiers
Russian airline denied bonus pay to flight attendants it considered too ‘old, fat and ugly’
California governor traveling to Russia to discuss climate
In New Park, China Creates a Refuge for the Imperiled Siberian Tiger
2018-02-02 12:44:49 As part of a new national park system, China is setting aside a vast territory that is home to small numbers of Siberian tigers and Amur leopards along the Russian and North Korean borders. Officials hope it will bolster populations of the endangered big cats. Small villages of a dozen or so houses emerge around each bend in the highway that cuts through the snow-laced foothills of the Changbai Mountains   Read More ...
Russia warns citizens to rethink foreign travel because US 'hunting' for Russians to arrest around world
2018-02-02 11:05:36 Russia has warned its citizens to rethink travelling abroad because, it claims, the is “hunting” for Russians to arrest around the world. The travel warning, which was issued by Moscow’s foreign ministry, cautioned Russians face a serious threat of arrest by other countries at Washington’s request, after which they could be extradited to America. “Despite our calls to improve cooperation between the relevant US and Russian authorities   Read More ...
Russia Issues Travel Warning to Citizens Headed Abroad: U.S. 'Hunting' for Russians to Arrest
2018-02-02 10:09:07 The foreign ministry warns their citizens that they could be arrested abroad at U.S. request, said to have happened 10 times so far.   Read More ...
Think twice before travelling abroad, Americans are hunting for us, says Russia warning
2018-02-02 08:10:52 Russia has issued a travel warning recommending its citizens think twice before travelling abroad, saying the United States was hunting for Russians to arrest around the world. The Foreign Ministry statement warns Russian citizens that when abroad they face a serious threat of arrest by other countries at Washington's request, after which they could be extradited to the United States. "Despite our calls to improve cooperation between the relevant U   Read More ...
Russia says U.S. 'hunting' for Russians to arrest around the world
2018-02-02 07:43:16 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has issued a travel warning recommending its citizens think twice before traveling abroad, saying the United States was hunting for Russians to arrest around the world. The Foreign Ministry statement warns Russian citizens that when abroad they face a serious threat of arrest by other countries at Washington’s request, after which they could be extradited to the United States   Read More ...
Tokyo wants more Russian tourists
2018-01-27 00:51:49 The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has held its first tourism promotion event in Moscow. Representatives of about 65 firms, including Japanese and Russian tour operators and Japanese hotels, came together at a hotel in the Russian capital. The head of Tokyo's Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Yuji Fujita, said the city has been making dramatic changes in preparation for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics   Read More ...
£17 Russian hotel rooms are going for £3,125 a NIGHT during World Cup this summer
2018-01-26 22:06:18 The Meridian Guesthouse in Kaliningrad, where some of the games are being held, has room rate hikes of 18,000 per cent on the night of the England v Belgium game.   Read More ...
Why Russian guesthouse prices for World Cup aren't exploitation
2018-01-25 21:06:32 As a stranger in a strange land, it’s good to have a friend on your side. Such as Donal A, Joko S and Rodica E. Had I been tempted to visit the Osteria da Luca in Venice, their TripAdvisor reviews would have sent me swiftly in a different direction: “€16 euro for a large beer and then they steal another €3 service charge from you on way out,” reported Donal   Read More ...
Russian demand for meat on the rise
2018-01-22 12:20:57 Demand for meat in Russia has increased due to the decline of pork and chicken prices. Meat production in Russia continues to grow steadily and the large-scale farms and corporate agricultural companies are the main contributors to this success. According to the EMEAT agency data, production volume of the main types of meat (pork, beef, poultry, lamb and goat) in Russia amounted to 7,048   Read More ...
Chinese, Russians shore up Middle East tourism
2018-01-21 16:01:16 MADRID (AFP) - Chinese and Russian visitors boosted Middle Eastern tourism last year following a 2016 slump as Europeans gave the area a wide berth on security fears, according to the World Tourism Organization (WTO). The Mideast region as a whole drew 58 million foreign tourists in 2017 -- a 4.8 percent rise on the previous year -- the Madrid-based WTO said in its latest figures released midweek   Read More ...
Chinese and Russians shore up Middle East tourism
2018-01-21 10:45:58 Chinese and Russian visitors boosted Middle Eastern tourism last year following a 2016 slump as Europeans gave the area a wide berth on security fears, according to the World Tourism Organisation (WTO). The Mideast region as a whole drew 58 million foreign tourists in 2017 — a 4.8 per cent rise on the previous year — the Madrid-based WTO said in its latest figures released midweek   Read More ...
Chinese, Russians shore up Middle East tourism
2018-01-21 06:00:45 MADRID: Chinese and Russian visitors boosted Middle Eastern tourism last year following a 2016 slump as Europeans gave the area a wide berth on security fears, according to the World Tourism Organization (WTO). The Mideast region as a whole drew 58 million foreign tourists in 2017 — a 4.8% rise on the previous year — the Madrid-based WTO said in its latest figures released midweek   Read More ...
Chinese, Russians shore up Middle East tourism
2018-01-21 04:45:12 MADRID (AFP) - Chinese and Russian visitors boosted Middle Eastern tourism last year following a 2016 slump as Europeans gave the area a wide berth on security fears, according to the World Tourism Organisation (WTO). The Mideast region as a whole drew 58 million foreign tourists in 2017 - a 4.8 per cent rise on the previous year - the Madrid-based WTO said in its latest figures released midweek   Read More ...
Crocodile found in Russian weapons raid in St Petersburg
2018-01-19 16:10:12 Russian police searching for illegal weapons in a St Petersburg house faced a scaly surprise in the basement: a two-metre (6.5ft) Nile crocodile. Police said the reptile did not cause any injuries - but now they must find a new home for it. Russian media say the house is used by a nationalist group. A stockpile of illegal arms was found in the raid, in the city's Peterhof suburb, RIA Novosti news reports   Read More ...
The Latest: Turkish military, intel chiefs travel to Russia
2018-01-18 12:13:05 BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): Turkey's military says the country's chief of military staff and intelligence chief have traveled to Russia for talks on the situation in Syria. Their visit on Thursday comes as Turkey threatens to launch a military offensive against the Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin in northwest Syria. The Russian military is believed to have a presence in Afrin   Read More ...
Russian visitors to GCC to increase 38% by 2020
2018-01-14 12:16:20 Dubai: The number of Russian tourists travelling to the GCC in 2020 is expected to be 38 per cent higher than the arrival figures recorded for 2016, according to data published recently by Arabian Travel Market, ATM 2018, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22 to 25. Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director ATM, said, “Traditionally, the GCC has always been popular with Russian tourists but over recent years, we have witnessed some fluctuations in their arrival rates across the GCC, which was a reflection of volatility in the financial and energy markets   Read More ...
Kremlin accuses U.S. of anti-Russia fearmongering after State Department travel warning
2018-01-13 05:43:33 Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday accused the U.S. State Department of cultivating “blind fear of Russia among Americans” after the department issued a travel warning this week urging U.S. citizens to reconsider visits to the country. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova dismissed the travel warning, which included terrorism and harassment as serious concerns. She referred to it as an example of what the Kremlin has said repeatedly is a growing wave of Russophobia in Washington tied to allegations that Moscow interfered in the 2016 U   Read More ...
Chinese tourists drive Russian Arctic travel
2018-01-12 07:01:03 Chinese tourists were the largest single group travelling to the Russian Arctic National Park in 2017, according to Russian tourism association World Without Borders. According to a report in thepaper.cn, World Without Borders said that 1,142 tourists from 36 countries travelled to the Russian Arctic National Park in the summer of 2017. Of these, 209 were from China, which is 18 percent of the total number of visiting tourists   Read More ...
Non-Russian airlines to operate internal charter flights for World Cup
2018-01-11 18:13:54 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign airlines will be allowed to carry out a limited number of charter flights between Russian cities during the World Cup in June and July, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said on Thursday. Currently, only large foreign air carriers are allowed to fly from outside Russia and into the country along the routes agreed with the ministry. Sokolov said that foreign air carriers will perform intra-Russian flights to “ease peak traffic” only when domestic airlines are unable to carry passengers with a comparable price, at the same time and under the same terms to the same destinations   Read More ...
Inside Russia’s barbaric ‘baiting stations’ where hunting dogs are trained to attack chained bears, foxes and badgers
2018-01-10 19:05:44 SHOCKING images show blood-thirsty hunting dogs baiting wild animals such as bears and foxes in Russia after Moscow failed to ban the cruel practice. Chained bears are shown being taunted by dogs, while foxes, tethered and muzzled to prevent them biting back, are viciously attacked in ”sickening” videos. The films were made at so-called “baiting stations” used to train hunting dogs which are taught to confront wild animals which are tied up and not able to fight back   Read More ...
Why 2018 is a brilliant year for visa-free travel
2018-01-04 20:34:58 Twenty-nine years ago this week, on a frosty Berlin morning, a warm and friendly East German passport official rescued my travel plans. I had ventured into a gloomy office just off Alexanderplatz in the centre of East Berlin to supercharge my one-day visa for the East German capital. In January 1989, you could slip through a gap in the Iron Curtain by buying a day pass for a few West German marks   Read More ...
Boris Johnson is travelling to Russia this week for the first UK foreign minister visit in five years – but you won't hear about it
2017-12-21 12:36:36 Talk about a pre-emptive burial of bad news. Boris Johnson’s much-delayed visit to Moscow is being hidden away at the back end of the year in a way that almost guarantees feeble to nil coverage in the UK media. Who, after all, will be much exercised by the Foreign Secretary’s doings in Russia, what with the last-minute panic over shopping and turkey and the news schedules all over the place? A host of reasons might lie behind the official reticence   Read More ...
Russia: Two injured in Moscow amusement park building blaze
2017-12-13 11:03:44 Emergency services have rescued two people from a scaffolding structure, which caught fire at one of the exhibition buildings at Moscow’s All-Russia Exhibition Center on Tuesday. The building's scaffolding caught fire and spread quickly to an area of more than 100 metres on the structure's scaffolding. Emergency services managed to contain the fire within half an hour, however, the cause of the fire remains unknown. The casualties of the fire are thought to be in a stable condition, with non-life threatening injuries. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.com/live.html YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/videosptv/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/presstv.   Read More ...
Russia: Two injured in Moscow amusement park building blaze *EXCLUSIVE*
2017-12-13 10:44:12 Emergency services have rescued two people from a scaffolding structure, which caught fire at one of the exhibition buildings at Moscow’s All-Russia Exhibition Centre on Tuesday. Video ID: 20171213 006 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly.   Read More ...
Vladimir Mukhin offers Japan a culinary reminder that Russia is just next door
2017-12-09 15:07:37 Chef Vladimir Mukhin is spearheading a culinary revolution in Russia. At his Moscow restaurant The White Rabbit, which ranks No. 23 on the list of the world’s best, the bearded 34-year-old is resurrecting food traditions lost during seven decades of Soviet rule and reinventing them for modern times. Mukhin has also taken up the mantle of cultural ambassador, starring in an episode of the Netflix series “Chef’s Table” and traveling the globe to tell the story of Russian gastronomy   Read More ...
The Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards ups the ante on garden fresh flavors
2017-12-04 06:02:38 One of the joys of dining in Sonoma County is that so many restaurants showcase locally grown, seasonal produce. Even better, more and more restaurants here are planting their own culinary gardens, guaranteeing that their vegetables, fruits and herbs are so fresh that they’ve likely been picked that very day. Delicious case in point: the newly renovated Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards in Forestville   Read More ...
Russia 2018 flights, hotels and visas: How to get around and not caught out
2017-12-01 20:35:44 The Russian cities of Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod and Kaliningrad are bracing themselves for an onslaught of thousands of England football fans next June, following the draw for the Group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. At the ceremony in the Kremlin in Moscow, England was drawn in Group G. The first match is on 18 June against Tunisia in Volgograd   Read More ...
New Manafort travel docs reveal closer ties to Russia: report
2017-11-23 23:00:36 Paul Manafort had taken 18 trips to Moscow and was in contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s allies for more than a decade before running President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, a new report said Thursday.   Read More ...
Polar bears crowd on Russian island in sign of Arctic change
2017-11-23 19:09:10 A boatload of tourists in the far eastern Russian Arctic thought they were seeing clumps of ice on the shore, before the jaw-dropping realisation that some 200 polar bears were roaming on the mountain slope. "It was a completely unique situation," said Alexander Gruzdev, director of the Wrangel Island nature reserve where the encounter in September happened. "We were all gobsmacked, to be honest   Read More ...
Polar bears crowd on Russian island in sign of Arctic change
2017-11-23 09:00:05 MOSCOW (AFP) - A boatload of tourists in the far eastern Russian Arctic thought they were seeing clumps of ice on the shore, before the jaw-dropping realisation that some 200 polar bears were roaming on the mountain slope. "It was a completely unique situation," said Alexander Gruzdev, director of the Wrangel Island nature reserve where the encounter in September happened. "We were all gobsmacked, to be honest   Read More ...
200 Polar Bears Crowd To Feast On Carcass Of Whale That Washed Ashore
2017-11-23 08:07:06 Moscow, Russia: A boatload of tourists in the far eastern Russian Arctic thought they were seeing clumps of ice on the shore, before the jaw-dropping realisation that some 200 polar bears were roaming on the mountain slope. "It was a completely unique situation," said Alexander Gruzdev, director of the Wrangel Island nature reserve where the encounter in September happened. "We were all gobsmacked, to be honest   Read More ...
Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin
2017-11-21 15:13:05 MOSCOW -- Syrian President Bashar Assad was asked to come to Russia to get him to agree to potential peace initiatives drafted by Russia, Iran and Turkey as Russia prepares to scale down its military presence in the country's civil war, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Vladimir Putin hosted his Syrian counterpart in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, ahead of a summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran and a new round of Syria peace talks in Geneva   Read More ...
Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin
2017-11-21 14:33:36 MOSCOW -- Syrian President Bashar Assad was asked to come to Russia to get him to agree to potential peace initiatives drafted by Russia, Iran and Turkey as Russia prepares to scale down its military presence in the country's 6-year war, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. President Vladimir Putin hosted Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday ahead of a summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran and a new round of Syria peace talks in Geneva   Read More ...
Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin
2017-11-21 14:05:41 Syrian President Bashar Assad was asked to come to Russia to get him to agree to potential peace initiatives drafted by Russia, Iran and Turkey as Russia prepares to scale down its military presence in the country's 6-year war, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. President Vladimir Putin hosted Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday ahead of a summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran and a new round of Syria peace talks in Geneva   Read More ...
Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin
2017-11-21 12:15:11 Russia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad. Putin hosted Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday ahead of a summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran and a new round of Syria peace talks in Geneva   Read More ...
Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin
2017-11-21 09:36:58 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Vladimir Putin has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi ahead of a summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran and a new round of Syria peace talks in Geneva. The Kremlin said in a statement released early on Tuesday that the two leaders held bilateral talks on Monday then met with Russian military chiefs   Read More ...
Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin
2017-11-21 09:08:25 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Vladimir Putin has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi ahead of a summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran and a new round of Syria peace talks in Geneva. The Kremlin said in a statement released early on Tuesday that the two leaders held bilateral talks on Monday then met with Russian military chiefs   Read More ...
Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 trip to Paris for lunch with Moscow-linked couple remains a puzzle
2017-11-18 00:12:00 Shortly before last year’s presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. flew to France for lunch at the Hotel Ritz Paris with a Syrian peace activist, who says she meets regularly with Russian officials, and her French husband, who nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin for a Nobel Peace Prize last year. Donald Trump’s eldest son dined with his hosts, Randa Kassis and Fabien Baussart, at a corner table in the opulent Louis XV Salon   Read More ...
Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 trip to Paris for lunch with Moscow-linked couple remains a puzzle
2017-11-17 23:04:10 Shortly before last year’s presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. flew to France for lunch at the Hotel Ritz Paris with a Syrian peace activist, who says she meets regularly with Russian officials, and her French husband, who nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin for a Nobel Peace Prize last year. Donald Trump’s eldest son dined with his hosts, Randa Kassis and Fabien Baussart, at a corner table in the opulent Louis XV Salon   Read More ...
Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 trip to Paris for lunch with Moscow-linked couple remains a puzzle
2017-11-17 22:16:06 Shortly before last year’s presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. flew to France for lunch at the Hotel Ritz Paris with a Syrian peace activist, who says she meets regularly with Russian officials, and her French husband, who nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin for a Nobel Peace Prize last year. Donald Trump’s eldest son dined with his hosts, Randa Kassis and Fabien Baussart, at a corner table in the opulent Louis XV Salon   Read More ...