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RUSSIA EASES COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS

16 June 2022

The Operational Headquarters for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus decided to partly ease epidemiological restrictions on the entry into Russia of foreign tourists arriving by air, as well as through sea checkpoints, from June 14, 2022.
FLOWER FESTIVAL IN ST. PETERSBURG

08 June 2022

From 9 to 11 June, St. Petersburg will host the International Flower Festival. The colorful event will be dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter I, the founder of the city. In the very center of the Northern capital, the best florists from different cities of Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Novosibirsk and others) will present their works.

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Volgograd

Volgograd - one of the largest cities in the South of Russia, has changed its name and appearance more than once during the history: the pre-revolutionary Tsaritsyn developed from a border military town to a large industrial center; Soviet Stalingrad went down in history as an indestructible stronghold of the human spirit; modern Volgograd remains an important industrial and scientific center of Russia. It is also called the port of the five seas, because the Volga-Don Canal connects the warm southern seas - the Black, Azov, Caspian - with the cold Baltic and the North Sea.

 

In Volgograd the tourist infrastructure flourish every year. Tourists are attracted by the rich history of Volgograd and its picturesque location. In the historical part of the city, green and comfortable area, the pompous Soviet Empire style coexists with cozy modern cafes and restaurants. The main attractions of Volgograd are architectural monuments, sculptural compositions and museums associated with the events of the World War II, which are combined into a colossal memorial complex Battle of Stalingrad. Including the legendary monument Motherland Calls!, impressive in its grandeur. Another interesting attraction is the same-named museum-panorama The Battle of Stalingrad and the open-air exhibition Weapon of Victory. This is one of the biggest World War II museums in the world with hundreds of unique exhibits, including Zaitsev's rifle and a huge panoramic canvas.

 

Volgograd has many other attractions, such as the museum-reserve Old Sarepta, Monument to Lenin at the entrance to the Volga-Don Canal - the biggest ever memorial to ever lived person, Dancing Bridge over the Volga River and many more.