Travel & Discovery

Good news for travellers as Russia & Belarus finally sign long-awaited deal on mutual recognition of visas

In broader European terms, it may be a niche, but overland travel to Russia and Belarus has long frustrated Western tourists. It has also kept both countries off the continent’s “inter-railing” circuit. The problem was that visitors needed two separate visas to enter both states. Even then, it wasn’t legally possible, for a third-country national, […]

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The Mighty Volga: Great Russian River’s Best Views

The longest river in Europe, the Volga begins in the Valdai Hills northwest of Moscow, Russia and carries its waters south until it drains into the Caspian Sea, covering a distance of 3,530 kilometres. The Volga River is widely regarded as the national river of Russia as it flows past cities like Tver, Dubna, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, […]

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Vacation for Two: Majestic Seal Couple Chilling on a Small Yacht ⛵

A rendezvous on a yacht sailing the open sea is a perfect recipe for romance for any couple, even if it weighs almost as much as the boat itself! Two highly-relaxed seals have been filmed lazily chilling on a yacht that apparently served the pinnipeds as a halting post in their journey. The yacht, which […]

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29 Countries the US Government Doesn’t Want You to Go To

Source: Bogdan Khmelnytskyi / iStock A record number of Americans are forecast to travel to other countries this year, buoyed by a strong dollar and a surging economy. Last year, the number of U.S. visits overseas rose by 9.1% from the previous year to 38.3 million, according to data from U.S. Department of Commerce, International […]

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St. Petersburg ranks as world’s best cultural destination … for 3rd year in a row!

Russia’s northern capital, Saint Petersburg, has been named the world’s leading cultural city destination for the third consecutive year. The award is traditionally handed out by the World Travel Awards (WTA).

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Russian Embassy in US Suggests Crimean Resorts Popularity Soaring Amid Sanctions

The Russian embassy in the United States said it expected the popularity of Crimean health resorts, recently targeted by the US sanctions, to increase, noting that Crimea welcomed tourists from the United States. “We expect that the popularity of these very resorts will grow. We are sure they will introduce special fares for US tourists. […]

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Austria news  — RT

Follow RT to get the latest news and updates from Austria, including politics, culture, sport and weather. Austria is a country in Europe, the capital of which is Vienna. It has a border with, and is historically close to, Germany. Austria is one of the largest economies and world’s richest state by per capita in […]

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Hotel in Russia’s Crimea named best in the world (VIDEO)

Russia’s Mriya Resort & Spa in the Crimea has been named the best holiday hotel and resort by the World Travel Awards. The hotel won the award in the world’s leading leisure resort category. Russia’s Aeroflot airline was named the best brand and the city of St. Petersburg best tourist destination.

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Papers, please – and your Facebook posts: US to demand social media info from visa applicants

People seeking a US visa may soon be required to disclose their social media information so that five years’ worth of their online footprint can be scrutinized. It was previously reserved for people from terrorism-affected states.

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Russian Embassy Urges Nationals to Reconsider Plans to Travel to UK

The Russian Embassy has warned of the growing anti-Russian sentiments in Britain in the wake of the increasing tensions surrounding the Skripal case. The Russian Embassy has called on its citizens to reconsider their plans of traveling to the UK as well as sending their children to study English in the UK.

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More Sexy Stunts Onboard as Cheap ‘Bikini Airline’ Travels the World (PHOTOS)

Vietjet, a Vietnamese low-cost carrier commonly known as “bikini airline” has given its team of hot flight attendants a new way of providing its passengers with a pleasant journey. Vietjet, a low-cost carrier first launched in 2011, has unveiled a new route from Vietnam to India, despite causing controversy in 2012 when its five stewardesses all […]

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How to Survive at Minus 60 Celsius (-76°F): Manual From Russia’s Coldest Region (PHOTOS)

Even when temperatures drop below -60 degrees Celsius (-76 degrees Fahrenheit), life in Yakutia doesn’t stop. Check out these life hacks, that help local people continue their lives as normal during the notoriously severe Siberian winters.

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Coral Bleaching Run Rampant, Threatens Entire Oceanic Ecosystem

Look out, Marlin and Nemo, as new reports indicate that continued devastation of the Earth’s coral reefs has destroyed half the world’s coral ecosystems in the last 30 years. New surveys of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef, have revealed it to be ravaged by coral bleaching.

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Celebrating the Life of Yuri Gagarin, First Man in Space

The world’s first man in space Yuri Gagarin was born 83 years ago, on March 9, 1934. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first man in outer space when the Vostok-1 spacecraft with the Soviet cosmonaut on board was launched from the Baikonur space center on April 12, 1961, at 6:07 AM local time, marking a […]

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Russian-Iranian Simplified Visa Agreement Takes Effect February 6

Police said 11,000 people have gathered in the Moldovan capital on Sunday for anti-government protests, disputing organizers’ estimates of 100,000 demonstrators. CHISINAU (Sputnik) – Supporters of center-right and left-wing parties took to the streets to voice opposition to the appointment of a new prime minister and to call for snap elections.

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