Russia 02 (Aug 10 - Sep 15)

Re: Russia 02 (Aug 10 - Dec 15)

Postby winston » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:17 pm

Russia Just Passed A Law That Could Be Very Bad For The U.S.

By Michael Snyder

Source: The Economic Collapse Blog

http://www.thetradingreport.com/2015/09 ... r-the-u-s/
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Re: Russia 02 (Aug 10 - Dec 15)

Postby winston » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:01 am

Red tourism draws hordes

Drawn by its communist past and a visa-free regime, Chinese tourists are flocking to Russia in droves as it develops new routes touting "red tourism."

Nearly 410,000 Chinese came to Russia last year, putting them on top of the list of foreign tourists.

Their number has swelled 10 percent since 2013, when Germans topped the list of visitors.

"We had lots of work this summer," said Viktoria Borgacheva, head of the association of Chinese interpreters and guides in St Petersburg, Russia's top draw.

"Our workload has increased 30 percent since last year."

In the first half of this year alone, more than 200,000 Chinese visited Russia.

St Petersburg, the former imperial capital renowned for its world-class museums and luxurious palaces, hosted nearly 26,000 Chinese last year.

"St Petersburg is a beautiful city with a rich history," said Yong Tang, 57, from Beijing, as he bought a bust of Lenin. "I'm glad I came here."

But its European flair and winding canals are not the main attraction, Russian officials said.

Chinese flock there chiefly to soak in its turbulent history as the scene of three revolutions one in 1905 and two in 1917 that precipitated the end of the tsarist era and ushered in the Soviet Union.

"While Europeans come to admire the old capital and the Hermitage [art museum], Chinese tourists want to see Leningrad [St Petersburg] and its revolutionary history," Borgacheva said.

In July, Moscow and Beijing launched an ambitious "red circuit," an eight-day tourist route tracing the life of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin in four cities.

It has a counterpart in China, where Russian tourists can retrace the life of Mao Zedong, the first chairman of the Chinese Communist Party.

Source: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
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Re: Russia 02 (Aug 10 - Dec 15)

Postby behappyalways » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:43 am

Russia exhumes bones of murdered Tsar Nicholas and wife
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