10 Oct 2020 Finland issues visas to Russians more often than other countries
Finland issues visas to Russians more often than other countries According to the European Commission, in 2019 Finland issued 782,000 visas to citizens of the Russian Federation. The absolute majority (97%) of them are multi-year visas, as the percentage of refusals is one of the smallest in EU (0.7%). According to the website Visadio.com, the majority of applications for a Finnish visa to Schengen were submitted in St. Petersburg — almost 645,000 visas. Moscow is in second place — 76,000. Moreover, the Moscow consulate of Finland refuses Russians in a visa more often than the St. Petersburg one: 1.6% of refusals against 0.3%. Read more...

11 Nov 2013 Russian railways is going to sell train tickets 60 days prior to trip
Russian Railways is selling tickets for the most famous routes 60 days in prior to the departure date.

12 Dec 2011 TAX-FREE shopping in Russia
From 2012 Russia starts the new programme of TAX-FREE shopping. A buyer will be able to return the VAT to his account.

03 Mar 2011 More options to get from Finland to Russia by Summer 2011
Allegro has two departures per day from Helsinki and St. Petersburg. By summer 2011 the number of daily two-way Allegro services will increase from two to four: from Helsinki an early morning and an evening departure and from St. Petersburg a morning and an evening departure are added.

10 Oct 2010 New Courtyard by Marriott Hotels Open in St.Petersburg
The new 273-room Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel is already open to welcome it's guests!


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