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WELCOME BACK TO FINLAND!

21 June 2021

From 21 June, Finland re-opens its borders to visitors. Travellers from the EU and Schengen countries who fulfill at least one of the following conditions will be able to visit Finland: fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (at least 14 days before entry)
FIREWORKS PARADE IN SOCHI

17 June 2021

On June 18 the Fireworks Parade kicks off in the Sochi Olympic Park, and it will last until August 18. Throughout the summer period the best pyrotechnic teams of Russia, the winners of large-scale Russian and international fireworks festivals, will perform there.

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  • TOP-10 RESTAURANTS IN ST. PETERSBURG

    01 March 2021

    The 8th ceremony of awarding the laureates of the National Restaurant Award WHERETOEAT Saint-Petersburg by Evian & Badoit took place at the Astoria Hotel. In Saint-Petersburg, the main characters of the restaurant community were awarded.

  • DAYS OF THE ARCTIC

    26 February 2021

    The traditional Days of the Arctic will be held at the Intellectual Center of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University from 24th to 28th February under the slogan "Welcome to the Arctic!". As part of the Days of the Arctic in 2021, thematic excursions, master classes, mind games, documentary and feature film screenings will be held.

  • FEBRUARY 23 IN RUSSIA

    24 February 2021

    On February 23 Russia and a number of other post-Soviet countries celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day. This holiday in Russia is considered the day of military glory for men and women who participated in the defense of the Fatherland and has been celebrated for over 100 years.

  • RUSSIA RESUMES FLIGHTS WITH TWO MORE COUNTRIES

    18 February 2021

    This Monday, February 15, Russia officially opened borders and relaunched flights with two more countries - Azerbaijan and Armenia - previously extremely popular destinations among Russian tourists.

  • VALENTINE'S DAY IN RUSSIA

    15 February 2021

    Celebrating Valentine's Day in Russia began only in the 1990s. However, even in the Russian Empire, this traditional Catholic holiday was celebrated, despite the prohibitions of the Orthodox Church. It was especially popular among the nobles following foreign fashion.

  • 125 YEARS OF FIGURE SKATING IN RUSSIA

    11 February 2021

    125 years ago on February 09, 1896 the first annual competition of The World Figure Skating Championship took place in Saint-Petersburg. Only four athletes participated in the championship, but thanks to them the history of world figure skating began in Russia - on the ice rink of the Yusupov Garden in Saint-Petersburg.

  • 08 February 2021

    On Sunday, February 07, a historical and theatrical reconstruction of the meeting of the first train that arrived after breaking the blockade of Leningrad was shown at the Finlandsky  railway station in St. Petersburg.

  • DAY OF THE SAMI PEOPLE

    04 February 2021

    Every year on the 6th of February Sami People's Day is celebrated. This holiday is dedicated to the culture and traditions of the Sami and is celebrated in countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Russian Federation.

  • DID YOU CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF VODKA?

    01 February 2021

    The 31st of January is considered the birthday of vodka. On this day in 1865 Dmitry Mendeleev presented his famous doctoral thesis "On the combination of alcohol with water." The document is kept in the museum of the great scientist - at the Saint- Petersburg State University. Mendeleev is called the father of Russian vodka.

  • RUSSIA OPENS ITS BORDERS FOR 4 MORE COUNTRIES

    28 January 2021

    Entry to the territory of Russia was opened for citizens of four more countries. Now residents of India, Qatar, Vietnam and Finland can freely enter the Russian Federation. The corresponding order was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. Citizens of these four countries, as well as those with a residence permit, are allowed to enter Russia through authorized airports.


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