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Aeroflot Board of Directors meeting announcement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2020

PJSC Aeroflot announced the results of a meeting of the Board of Directors held on 20 February 2020. The meeting was ... Read More

Travel sentiment for European destinations on the rise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2020

The European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association (ETOA), Eurail B.V. and the European Commission, have today released the ... Read More

Chinese coronavirus epidemic can cost Russian tourism $455 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2020

China is the largest single source of tourists to Russia. In 2019, 1.5 million Chinese visitors traveled to Russian Federation. ... Read More

Russia bans all Chinese visitors amid coronavirus epidemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020

Russian officials announced that all Chinese citizens will be banned from entering Russian Federation effective February 20, 2020, amid coronavirus ... Read More

Passenger with bagful of bullets arrested in Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2020

Police officers have apprehended a woman trying to carry a bag with 50 small-caliber bullets through Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, ... Read More

Exhibition in Belgrade will present the tourist potential of Russian regions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2020

Serbia will host the 42nd International Belgrade Tourism Fair on February 20-23, 2020. The tourist potential of Russian regions will ... Read More

Suspension of China flights will cost Russian airlines $25.2 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020

Russia's Deputy Transport Minister Alexander Yurchik announced today that Russian national air carriers stand to lose 1.6 billion rubles ($25.2 ... Read More

Time Hotel expansion plans in Tatarstan, Russia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 11, 2020

UAE-based TIME Hotels’ CEO meets with the President of the Republic of Tatarstan and the republic’s Mufti to discuss the ... Read More

Russian cabbie in hazmat suit laughs off coronavirus hysteria

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 10, 2020

Laughter is known to prolong human life, so the cabbie in Russian Siberian city of Omsk came up with a ... Read More

Russia bans all transit flights from China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020

Starting today, all transit foreign flights traveling from China have been banned in Russia, announced Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana ... Read More

Russia halts all passenger train services with China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020

Russian Railways, Russia’s largest state-run train operator, announced that it is expanding the temporary suspension of passenger trains connecting China ... Read More

USA-China flights during coronavirus? A Russian solution?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 31, 2020

This Russian Marshall plan may get Americans home from China after United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines now announced the ... Read More

Dominican Republic confirmed as Partner Country of OTDYKH

editor editor- January 30, 2020

The OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market is proud to announce that the official partner country of its 26th edition will ... Read More

China’s coronavirus epidemic will cost Russian outbound tourism $11 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020

According to Executive Director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Russian outbound tourism stand to lose between ... Read More

Russia closes border with China, stops issuing e-Visas to Chinese visitors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020

Following orders from President Vladimir Putin for officials to do all they can to prevent the spread of the dangerous ... Read More

Russia halts railway service with China to avoid coronavirus epidemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2020

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced on Wednesday that Russia will suspend railway service with China starting 00:00 January ... Read More

Where do Russian tourists travel this winter?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 27, 2020

According to Russian online travel services, Bangkok, Prague and Bali are the global travel destinations most crowded with Russian tourists ... Read More

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

Ukrainian Airlines confirmed: PS752 was cleared for takeoff in Teheran on January 8, because Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar ... Read More

Ukrainian Airlines: Class-action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

A class-action lawsuit against Ukrainian Airlines and others is about toe filed in Canada after 176 passengers were killed on ... Read More

Aeroflot move to Sheremetyevo’s new Terminal C

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2020

Aeroflot today began phasing in operation of international flights from the new Terminal C at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. The ... Read More

Will Canada ban Turkish, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot and Ukraine International Airlines?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that his government’s focus is accountability and justice for the victims of the ... Read More

What crisis? Russian tourists not canceling their Middle East trips

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020

According to the Vice President of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Russian travelers are not calling off ... Read More

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo named World’s Most Punctual Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2020

Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) was named the world's most punctual airport in the annual On-Time Performance (OTP) Review. Sheremetyevo Airport ... Read More

Russian tourists can now travel to 89 countries without visa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2019

According to Russia's Foreign Ministry, the number of countries that do not require Russian citizens to obtain entry visas has ... Read More

Ural Airlines jet with 149 on board makes emergency landing in Russia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2019

Russian Ural Airlines' Airbus A320 jet with 149 passengers on board has made a safe emergency landing at Yekaterinburg airport ... Read More

Russia and Qatar go visa-free

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019

The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the State of Qatar announced the signing of an agreement ... Read More

Russia to begin serial production of new MC-21 passenger jet in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019

A spokesman for Russia's Rostec corporation announced that serial commercial production of new MC-21 passenger jets will begin in 2020. ... Read More

Skyteam and Star Alliance Airlines sign codeshare agreement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2019

Aviation and political issues may have overwritten the loyalty by Aeroflot to Skyteam, and Lufthansa owned Brussels Airlines to Star ... Read More

Russia Opens Skies over St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 24, 2019

Russian aviation authorities announced that Open Skies regime at will be introduced at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg for five ... Read More

Tunisia is a booming tourist hot spot for Russians on a budget

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 24, 2019

From January to November 2019, approximately 632,000 Russian holidaymakers have visited Tunisia. About 3000 are expected to do so before ... Read More

Azimuth Airlines launches flights from Munich to Krasnodar, Russia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 23, 2019

The up-and-coming Russian carrier Azimuth Airlines is now offering two weekly flights, departing on Sundays and Tuesdays, from Munich to ... Read More

Bad weather grounds more than 40 flights at Moscow airports

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 21, 2019

Moscow airports were forced to cancel or delay more than 40 flights on Saturday, December 21, due to poor weather ... Read More

Anonymous call triggers bomb scare at Moscow Metro

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 21, 2019

According to news reports, an anonymous call, claiming that the bombs were planted at all subway stations in Moscow, was ... Read More

Russian air carriers will be short on pilots in 2021, airline union warns

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019

Russia's airline employees trade union said that Russian airlines may face a shortage of pilots, starting in 2021. The flight ... Read More

One killed, two wounded in central Moscow tourist area shooting

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2019

Central Moscow area, popular with Moscow residents and tourists for its restaurants, high-end shops and various attractions for the holidays, ... Read More

Israel – Russia Tourism has some Immigration Issues

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 19, 2019

In October  568 Russian tourists were not granted entry, and in November, 569. Dozens of Israelis were reportedly detained for ... Read More