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Russian Railways is going on its competition with air transport. After high-speed trains, it will introduce a new service this summer: charter trains on popular tourist routes. New service will be launched taking into account very high demand on some routes among tour operators and independent travelers as well.

After explosion committed by suicide bomber in Domodedovo airport killed 36 people, safety measures are being strengthened in the airports and at the railway stations in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the biggest Russian cities as well. Efficiency of such measures leaves many questions, but metal detectors appeared at the entrances to the Moscow Railway stations have brought some changes into functioning of Rail transport hubs the traveler should know.

Domodedovo airport attacked by suicide bomber, killed 35 people, was blamed by government in that in that security measures in the airport let the terrorist to get there without examination. But is the airport really guilty of the tragedy, more precise of that the people can enter some parts of the building without examination? Moreover, is it possible to prevent terroristic attckas in the crowded places like international airports by reinforcement security measures?

Smoking in the airports and other public places irritates non-smokers, and the law is on their side. But there are thousands of people, who smokes, and this habit is not yet a crime... Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, pretending to be modern but passengers friendly as well has opened comfortable smoking lounges in its new Terminal E.

High-speed trains Allegro have finally been launched on route St. Petersburg-Helsinki-St.Petersburg. The first trip took place last Sunday, on December, 12, from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. The train will first make two trips a day, then amount of daily services is to be increased to four. Allegro can make 200 km/h and the trip takes about three hours and a half instead of more than six hours of journey by previous trains.

Pulkovo airport, an air gate of Russian Northern capital, is a first rate air transportation center, dynamically developing one as well. It yields to Moscow airports of Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo only in the passenger traffic. It consists of two terminals, for domestic and international flights. Moreover, private jets flights are handled in Pulkovo as well.

Vnukovo International airport (IATA code VKO) is the oldest one in Moscow. It is situated 28 km westwards from the centre of Moscow, so it is the nearest one to the city, moreover, it it very easy to get.

Domodedovo is the biggest international airport in Russia since 2005. In perspective it will be a hub, connecting Western Europe and Pacific Region, situated on the south-east from Moscow. Domodedovo is the only one airport, certified for serving flights on Airbus A380, the biggest passenger liner. Moreover, according to the rating of British independent agency of Skytrax, Domodedovo has entered top-3 best airports of Eastern Europe.

When you land in the country, your acquaitance with it begins with the airport. We offer you some information about the main airports of Moscow, and we begin with Sheremetyevo, one of the biggest Russian airports in terms of international regular flights.

Some people like guided excursions and tours with a rich program, leaving no time for the individual planes. Others like to be absolutely independent, instead of some difficulties like buying tickets, looking for and booking hotels and hostels, etc. If you have decided to visit Gorny Altay but do not want any guided and excursions, whatever interesting and comfortable for the foreign tourist it would be, you maybe need some information.

The fact, that Trans-Siberian Railroad is the longest continuous rail line on earth, is well-known. As if it was not enough, Transsib has made some other records, like progress rate of the works and project costs. There are some more curious facts about Trans-Siberian Railroad and some records of this monster, going through 12 regions, 2 territories, 2 republics, 1autonomous region and one district included in the region.

Circum-Baikal Railroad is a part of the famous Transsib, it is still sometimes called "golden buckle on the Russias steel belt". Circum-Baikal Railroad is a railway, getting round Baikal Lake. It is not made of gold, but it cost so much and the result was so beautiful and technically sophisticated, that it is worth to be compared with a jewel.

The longest railway on the earth, going through the Europe and Asia, connecting the Far East with central Russia and European countries is in an important thing from the economical point of view and strategically as well. Trans-Siberian Railroad figures in all the main military conflicts have taken place on the Russian territory from the first years its functioning.

The most intensive transportation in Russia is high-density traffic between St. Petersburg and Moscow. Two Russian capitals are tied by several means of transport, and each of them is preferred by different people, having different reasons for that. Each type of transportation, by car, by train and by plane has its advantages and disadvantages, tied with the price and time you spend traveling.

As it is known, traffic jams is one of the main problems of Moscow. They are really sick-making for the travelers who have to spend hours going to the airports. The danger to miss your trains and plains because of jams is absolutely real if you go by car. The safest way to reach the Moscow airports without troubles is special railway services.

Some people think that extreme travel is something connected with snowboarding, alpinism, rafting, long expeditions to the forests and deserts. Others, and I am among them suppose, that we should look around to notice the elements of the real extreme in the habitual attributes of traveling. I explain it on the example of the couchette cars, harmless at first sight.

Travelling by Russian trains is fast, convenient and secure and you can get your train tickets without leaving your house.You can purchase the tickets in real-time booking system. Choose dates, time, destinations and seats at your site. Here you can read about life on a board of the Russian train. Tipes of trains and the most famous train "Krasnya Strela" or "Red Arrow" connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Crossing a dizzying ten time zones and two continents, the Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world. Built during the Tsarist era of Russia, between 1891 and 1916, the railway connects Russia to the Far-East, and has become iconic as the ultimate train journey, with one of the best views in the world from your train window.

A brilliant example of Soviet architecture, the Moscow metro has become popular among tourists for its ornate and elegant design. Opened in 1935 it is now second most heavily used subway in the world. It has 12 lines, 117 stations, and some 10m people traveling every day.

The average cost of a hotel room in New York is US$60 (40 EUR) while in Moscow it is US$200 (135 EUR). Besides, even hotels of the same network differ in prices in Moscow and the rest of Europe. It can be seen in the example with Hyatt hotel complex. An average room in this hotel in Hamburg is 175 EUR a day; in Moscow the price reaches 600-700 EUR a day.

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