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Russia

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capital

Moscow

population

143 300 000

area

17 075 km²

languages

russian

currency

Russian ruble

GDP

$2.513 trillion

Int'l organizations

IMF, WTO, G-20, G-8, BRICS, UNIDO

Russia‘s capital Moscow is the political and business centre of Russia, as well as home to its leading international trade fairs, exhibition and conferences. Moscow has an abundance of exhibition centers that host hundreds of local, national and international fairs and shows every year. Meeting the highest international standards in architecture and design, the exhibition and congress centres form the perfect backdrop for your presentation in the heart of Russia. Russia’s largest operator for international trade shows EXPOCENTR on Krasnaya Presnya is the most successful business venue in Moscow.

The largest country in the world, Russia offers a broad array of travel experiences, from treks up the slopes of glacier-capped mountains to strolls along the shoreline of Earth’s oldest lake. Historical sites and cultural activities in the country’s great cities abound as well. Whether you’re exploring the grounds of Moscow’s Kremlin or wandering through the steppes of Mongolia, a visit to Russia is an adventure that cannot be forgotten. The most popular tourist attractions are the old Russian cities of Vladimir, Suzdal, Sergiev Posad, Pereyaslavl Zalessky, Rostov, Uglitch, Yaroslavl and Kostroma, the biggest gems of Russia’s Golden Ring. Also high on every tourist’s priority list are itineraries by boat from Moscow to St.Petersburg and the Valaam Island, a central point of religious pilgrimage, or to Kizhi, the wonderland of old Russian wooden architecture, the Northern Caucasus and the Black Sea coast, to Mount Elbrus, the Ural mountains, and the Altai country, in different natural settings, from the Black Sea coast (like Gelenzhik and Anapa), the Baltic Sea (Sestroretsk, Komarovo, Zelenogorsk, Svetlogorsk) to the mountains of the Northern Caucasus (Teberda and Dombai), Ural (Kisegatch and Uveldy) and Altai (Chemal). There are many directions in Russian tourism and anyone can find something that would please them.

Due to the immense size of the country, and the poor road safety, the best way to get around through the entire country is by train. Russia has an extensive rail network linking nearly every city and town. For intercity travel, the train is generally the most convenient option for trips that can be covered overnight. Most Russian cities have bus links to cities as far as 5-6 hours away or further. Apart from regular buses there are private minibuses called marshrutka. Marshrutkas have fixed routes, but usually no timetables and no regular stations. The tremendous distances of Russia make plane travel highly desirable. It's worth considering for any destination that is farther than an overnight train ride.

As in most destinations, accommodation in Russia is varied in terms of structure, style and price. Moscow claims the highest housing prices in the country by far, and even apartments in its suburbs can be more expensive than property in the centre of a secondary city. In most cities, quality hotels are really scarce: most were built in Soviet times decades ago and are recently renovated in decor, but rarely in service and attitude. Even for a local, it's quite a problem to find a good hotel without a recommendation from a trusted person. For the same reason, it may be really hard to find a hotel during mass tourist-oriented event. Hotels in Russia may be quite expensive in metropolises and touristy areas. A new phenomenon has been the development of "mini-hotels" in large Russian cities. Such hotels provide clean modern rooms with private baths at far lower costs than conventional large hotels. These small hotels are located within existing apartment buildings and include one, two, or more floors located a story or two above street level.

Moscow City is a vibrant place with wonderful sights, restaurants and shops. As well as being a thriving economic centre, Moscow is also a centre of arts. It’s a home to Bolshoi Theatre, the historical and cultural landmark Moscow Kremlin, and of course Moscow Metro - famous for its murals, mosaics and chandeliers. The nightlife in Russia is hard to beat. Classical culture – theatre, music, ballet – was always an important feature of Moscow life but far more hedonistic types of nightlife have also surfaced in the Russian capital in recent years. International visitors may now be free to enjoy the pleasures of a 24-hour city.  Going out in Moscow can be a very expensive business. Even with the necessary cash, most elite nightspots have very strict dress codes.

International visitors will encounter difficulties communicating in English.

 

Trade shows in Russia:

 

Biotech World

Busworld

COMTrans

IDELF

IMDS

Ingredients Russia

INTERAUTO

INWETEX

ITFM

MEDPROJECT EXPO

MIBEXPO Russia

MIOFF

MITT

Moscow International Biotechnology Congress

Moscow International Investment Show

Motor Expo Show

Ophthamologic Optics

Pharmtec

REHAMED EXPO & REHATEC

REX

Additional Info

  • flag file: ru.png
  • coat of arms file: ru.png
  • capital: Moscow
  • population: 143 300 000
  • area: 17 075 km²
  • languages: russian
  • currency: Russian ruble
  • GDP: $2.513 trillion
  • Int'l organizations: IMF, WTO, G-20, G-8, BRICS, UNIDO

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