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17 Dec 2015 | Moscow's Journey to Christmas

Moscow's Journey to Christmas

The government of Moscow is expecting over 10 millions visitors to the Christmas Festival, which starts on 18th of December in Moscow.

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3 Dec 2015 | Rostov Veliky - an impressive cruise stop

Rostov Veliky - an impressive cruise stop

On a typical Moscow - St. Petersburg cruise, besides these two great cities passengers also visit a number of charming ancient towns. Rostov Veliky is one of them and it deserves special attention. Its history dates back to 862 and it used to be a capital in the ancient times.

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10 Nov 2015 | Cruise Season is Over in Russia

Cruise Season is Over in Russia

In the morning of the 2nd of November, the end of cruise season was officially announced. The last cruise of the season 2015 was completed at 9 am at the pier of Gorodets city, Nizhny Novgorod region.

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28 Oct 2015 | Cruises on 'Leo Tolstoy' vessel

Cruises on 'Leo Tolstoy' vessel

Cruise ship “Leo Tolstoy” has ended navigation for the year 2015. As in previous years, the ship navigated between Moscow and St. Petersburg making 10-day cruises. The majority of passengers are from abroad. The cruise ship has catered for foreign customers for quarter of a century by now. Learn more about the history of this vessel!

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2 Sep 2015 | Goritsy - St. Cyril on the White Lake Monastery

 Goritsy  - St. Cyril on the White Lake Monastery

Goritsy town is one of the stops on the cruise route between Moscow and St. Petersburg. This small port is located on the shore of the Sheksna river. The city center offers variety of souvenirs and different snacks, and you might enjoy sightseeing without going too far from the ship. Nevertheless, the main attraction lays 7 km further from the town - the St. Cyril on the White Lake Monastery.

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31 Jul 2015 | Valaam Pilgrimage Service

Valaam Pilgrimage Service

For those who are planning to visit Valaam island as part of a cruise group, it would be interesting to know that this island is more than just another touristic site with some history. Here visitors are able to connect with the sacred life of an active orthodox monastery, and this connection, in fact, begins already at the planning stage of the trip. People rarely think about how their trip is being organized. In fact, each cruise to the Valaam island is not being done without the supervision of a Valaam Monastery Pilgrimage Service.

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24 Jun 2015 | Volga River Cruises - Yaroslavl

Volga River Cruises - Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl city is the must visit site along the Volga river cruise route. This city is one of the oldest cities in Russia, which played its prominent role in Russian history.

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14 May 2015 | Cruise routes are being changed due to low water level of the Volga.

Cruise routes are being changed due to low water level of the Volga.

Due to low water level of the Volga and other navigable rivers, cruise tour operators are forced to change cruise routes and move passengers to ships with a smaller draft, Mosturflot cruise company representative Svetlana Goncharova said.

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7 Apr 2015 | Uglich – a Popular Stop on Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise

Uglich is a small town in the Yaroslavl region. It is located on the banks of the Volga River, in the place where it makes a sharp bend which was called "Ugilets" or "Uglich". Probably this is what gave the city its name. According to another version, coal was burned in the area in the old days, and the city’s name derives from Russian word “ugol” which means “coal”. Uglich is also a part of Golden Ring – a group of ancient towns located to the northeast of Moscow and famous for their rich history and amazing architecture.

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10 Mar 2015 | Kizhi

Kizhi

The island of Kizhi is one of the most popular stops among travelers on river cruises between Moscow and St. Petersburg. The entire island and the nearby area form a national open-air museum with more than 80 historical wooden structures. The most famous being the Kizhi Pogost, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is composed of two main churches (the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome Intercession Church) and a bell tower built in the 18th century.

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3 Feb 2015 | Mandrogi village is unique.

Mandrogi village is unique.

These lands have always been famous for carpentry. The tradition is still alive, and the works of local craftsmen can hardly be surpassed. Mandrogi village is a true open-air museum of wooden architecture.

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30 Dec 2014 | 72-Hour Visa-Free Regime Brings More Visitors to St. Petersburg.

72-Hour Visa-Free Regime Brings More Visitors to St. Petersburg.

According to St. Petersburg Tourism Development Committee, 500 000 cruise passengers visited St. Petersburg in 2014. This is largely due to recent introduction of 72-hour visa-free regime.

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26 Mar 2014 | The Valaam Island

The Valaam Island

The Island of Valaam is a sacred spiritual place in the heart of Ladoga Lake. This Island is 9.6 km length and 7.8 km wide. Nature of this place is not disturbed by noisy cars or plants. In the 1843 the steamship service started operating between main land and the island, since then the charm of this place has never stopped attracting people.

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12 Dec 2013 | The longest Cruise Liner ever hosted in St. Petersburg

The longest Cruise Liner ever hosted in St. Petersburg

In may 2014, the Royal Princess Cruise Liner will visit North Capital of Russia. It's length from bow to stern is 330 meters, and it will be the longest Liner ever hosted in St. Petersburg.

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22 Aug 2013 | Russian Flag Day

Russian Flag Day

Today Russia celebrates National Flag Day, which was created on Aug. 22nd 1994 by former president Boris Yeltsin.

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