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Friday, 3 July 2015

The DNR Invited LNR Citizens to Relax in Sea of Azov Resorts Once the Fighting Ends

00 Polar Bear on Holiday. 09.03.14


At a media briefing today in Lugansk, DNR First Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports, and Tourism (Minmolsporta) Aleksandr Gromakov invited LNR citizens to come to coastal resorts on the Sea of Azov shore after the war ends. He said that an agreement signed today in Lugansk between the LNR and DNR Minmolsportas provides for coöperation in tourism, saying, “We know that the LNR lacks a seacoast, but we do have one, and we invite all of our friends in the LNR to visit our seacoast resorts. Come to our Sea of Azov, not the Red Sea or the Black Sea. It has wonderful holiday spots; we have such places. Given the difficult situation, even on the part of the Sea that we occupy, we’ll have to wait until the situation comes back to normal. In the meantime, we’ll propose specific solutions, I think sometime this week. We’ll nail down tourist accommodation, and plan how our activity could help to realise this”.

LNR Minister for Family, Youth, Sports, and Tourism Stanislav Vinokurov explained that it’s is a kind of tourist barter, “We have, regardless of the fact that we lack a seacoast, many wonderful places worth visiting. We have historical and architectural monuments, along with natural landscapes. We should develop tourist destinations for domestic travellers. Of course, we considered issues of foreign tourism, not only foreign travel per se, but also contacts with our brothers from the DNR, which has places worth saying”.

Gramakov concluded by saying, “The DNR Minmolsporta is ready to implement joint tourism projects, we’re ready to talk, we can say, ‘Today, you come to us; tomorrow, we go to you”.

1 July 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre


Monday, 26 November 2012

26 November 2012. From the Russian Web… A REAL “Hobbit Motel” Down Under


This is for real; I kid you not. Click here. See… it’s a real motel in Waitaimo NEW ZEALAND on North Island. Just when you thought that you’d seen it all…


Saturday, 29 September 2012

29 September 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. International Tourism: Makeup and Number of Trips to Various World Regions


Annually, 27 September is World Tourism Day. The General Assembly of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) created this observance in order to emphasise the importance of travel as an economic factor and as a means of strengthening international ties. The UNWTO didn’t choose this date by chance; it adopted its charter on this date in 1970. Most countries have celebrated World Tourism Day for more than 30 years. Russia joined in as well in 1983; in 2003, when it focused on the end of the tourist season in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of it in the Southern Hemisphere, Russia was in charge of the event. In 2012, World Tourism Day has the motto, “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Energy for Sustainable Development“. The official celebration will be in Spain, in Maspalomas.

27 September 2012



Tuesday, 10 July 2012

10 July 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Foreigners Aren’t Afraid of Bears, but Don’t Know Much Else About Our Country

Foreigners Aren’t Afraid of Bears, but Don’t Know Much Else About Our Country

Sergei Yolkin



Here’s everybody’s favourite bear… from Masha i Medved (Masha and the Bear) from Spokoiny Nochi, Malyshi! (Good Night, Kids!)… Russia’s fave kid’s show on at the end of the “kid day” at 19.30 (all of the old USSR knows Dyadya Volodya and Tyotya Valya… the hosts in the ’60s and ’70s)


Gennady Pilipenko, Deputy Head of the Federal Tourism Agency, said that the Russian government wants to open overseas information centres on the possibilities of tourism in Russia outside of the two capitals, whose potential remains untapped. Pilipenko headed the Russian delegation at the London international tourist exhibition World Travel Market 2009, at which Russian regions such as Kaliningrad Oblast, Buryatia, and Chukotka shared a single booth, and Ivanovo Oblast had a stand-alone presentation. He said, “The various regions are ready to show off their tourist attractions, and rightly so”.

 17 November 2009

Sergei Yolkin



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