To our great regret, we inform you that the Russian Government has issued an order to close the border of Russian Federation and ban foreigners from entering the country to avoid the entrance and spread of Corona virus. The order will be in force from March 18 till May 01 in 2020. We are monitoring the news and will keep you in the loop.
For the sake of our employees’ safety and in order to contribute to stop the spread of the Virus most of our employees are working remotely. However, you can still contact us by email, mobile phones and social networks as usual.
At the moment, we are working out special cancellation conditions for our clients affected by the situation in order to minimize their losses.
We hope that the situation will normalize in the nearest future and all the touristic companies will return to the normal work.
Please take care of yourself, your nearest and dearest! It is the most important in these hard times!
KMP Group management and team
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was cancelled in 2020
Due to coronavirus outbreak, St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was cancelled in 2020. The forum had been scheduled for June 03 – 06. The heads of state of more than 20 countries have attended SPIEF in the past.
Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021
Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was to take place from 12 June to 12 July this summer, will now run from 11 June to 11 July next year. Russia was to host the tournament games on 13, 17, 22 June and 03 July.
World Travel Awards: Moscow is the best destination for tourism in the world
Russian capital won the main prize of World Travel Awards and was titled “The best travel destination” among cities. Most of tourists and professionals in tourism preferred Moscow to London, New York, Lisbon, Paris, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and other popular touristic cities. The “cultural” capital of Russia, Saint Petersburg was highly praised at the competition too. It has become “Leading cultural city in the world”.
The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 and is currently considered to be the most prestigious award in touristic industry. It is hold annually. The winners are rewarded by international jury from World Travel and Tourism Council that consists of touristic experts and hospitality specialists. The award also has other nominations in which hotels, attractions, airlines and transport companies participate.
e-Visa to Russia (detailed information)
We would like to inform you that general information about e-visa is available on bellow link:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Entry and exit on an e-visa by means of rail transport is currently unavailable.
Stay at your disposal for any help you may need.
E-visas to Kaliningrad and St.Petersburg - visit Russia without the paperwork
Starting from July 1, 2019, visitors from 53 countries* may be granted an e-visa to enter the Russian Federation through the border crossing points, located on the territory of the Kaliningrad region.
FAST: An e-visa is issued within 4 calendar days, including week-ends and bank holidays.
EASY: There is no need for any invitations or confirmations. Just fill in the application form on the website.
CONVENIENT: There is no need to waste your free time or working hours to visit the consular agency during its business hours. The website works 24/7.
FREE: You do not need to pay for anything to obtain an e-visa.
And from October 1, 2019 St.Petersburg welcomes foreigners with e-visas too.
* List of countries who may obtain an e-visa:
• Andorra • Austria • Bahrain • Belgium
• Bulgaria • China (including Taiwan) • Croatia
• Cyprus • Czech Republic • The Democratic People's Republic of Korea
• Denmark • Estonia • Finland • France
• Germany • Greece • Hungary • Iceland
• India • Indonesia • Iran • Ireland
• Italy • Japan • Kuwait • Latvia
• Liechtenstein • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Malaysia
• Malta • Mexico • Monaco • Netherlands
• Norway • Northern Macedonia • Oman • Philippines
• Poland • Portugal • Qatar • Romania
• San Marino • Saudi Arabia • Serbia • Singapore
• Slovakia • Slovenia • Spain • Sweden
• Switzerland • Turkey • Vatican
Visa-free entry for all Fan ID holders till the end of 2018
After the football championship, Russian Government announced that the owners of the FAN ID for the 2018 world Cup will be given multiple entry visa-free access to Russia until the end of the year and it is planned to introduce a simplified conditions for the fans ' families.
During the month of football festivities, sports fans not only enjoyed the magnificent performance of national teams and their rejected struggle for the victory at the ultra-modern stadiums, but also got acquainted with the unique sights and traditions of Russia and appreciated the hospitality of local residents.
Welcome back to Russia!
Cosmos pavilion at VDNKh
On April 12, 2018, on Cosmonautics Day after two years of renovation the updated Cosmonautics and aviation center was opened in the Cosmos pavilion at VDNKh.
On the area of more than 15 thousand square meters visitors can see 120 samples of flying and space technology. Some exhibits were made especially for the Cosmos exposition. Another point of interest is the Hall of Fame where visitors can learn about the exploits of domestic astronauts.
Opening of the park "Zariadye"
The islet of silence, tranquility and nature in the heart of a multimillion metropolis. Shady alleys and birch groves are replaced by giant boulders and mean vegetation of the tundra. In a matter of minutes you can make a trip across the boundless Russia.
Green space is divided into four zones: forest, steppe, meadow and northern landscape. For this, more than a million plants, including the Red Book, were brought here from different parts of the country. At the same time the park is equipped with the most modern technologies. Picturesque landscapes here coexist with technological pavilions and a real miracle of architectural thought - an observation deck with no visible supports floating above the river.
Museum-panorama "The Battle of Borodino" will be closed for overhaul
The panorama museum "The Battle of Borodino" will be closed for major repairs since the beginning of winter, the portal of the mayor and the Moscow government reported. Repair work will not affect the exhibition halls, but the collections will be dismantled and stored in special boxes. The completion of the repair is planned for the summer of 2018.
The press service of the Department of Culture of Moscow reported that in the hall of the building will be repaired the walls, floor, ceiling and installed new furniture. Steps at the entrance are also completely reconstructed, they will update the stairs, put a new tile and install ramps for visitors with disabilities.
Tour to Spaceport Baikonur
KMP Group welcomes you to feel the thrill and amazement of a spaceship launch at the legendary Spaceport Baikonur! Cosmodrome Baikonur is the world’s first and largest working spaceport launch facility (with a total area of 6,717 km2) situated in southern Kazakhstan. It has been the launching ground for the Manned spacecrafts ‘Vostok’, ‘Voskhod’ and ‘Soyuz’, orbital stations ‘Salyut’ and ‘Mir’, space shuttle ‘Energiya’ - ‘Buran’ and various interplanetary spacecrafts and artificial satellites. Here you have a great opportunity to be among the privileged ones to see the cosmonauts, learn the history of the first space harbour and the interplanetary research.
A year ago Russia’s federal space authority Roscosmos outlined its intention to develop the Earth-based space tourism and selected a limited number of the tour operators who would be licensed to organize tours to Baikonur complex and to Vostochny Cosmodrome in the future. These tours will allow tourists to witness the launch of a manned or unmanned automatic mission from the spaceport and experience the moment they will never forget.
The new non-stop service from S7 Airlines from Moscow to Petrozavodsk
Dear colleagues we would like to inform you of the new non-stop service from S7 Airlines from Moscow (Domodedovo) to Petrozavodsk.
This new route will allow you and your partners to be more flexible in planning travel arrangements to Karelia region. The flights on this route will start operating from April 4, 2017 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and are on sale now.
Belarus: visa-free entry
Belarus introduces five-day visa-free regime for citizens of 39 countries of Europe, including the entire European Union, Brazil, Indonesia, the USA, Japan, and other countries, entering through the border checkpoint at the Minsk National Airport.
This decision aims to raise the number of private visitors with regular passports and will not apply to foreigners on official trips with diplomatic, service, special and similar passports.
A valid passport, money and medical insurance operational in Belarus will be needed for the visa-free entry.
The citizens of Vietnam, Haiti, Gambia, Honduras, India, China, Lebanon, Namibia, Samoa should also have a valid multi-visa to the EU states or the Schengen Area with a mark confirming the entry to their territory, plane tickets confirming the departure from Minsk within 5 days after the date of the entry.
The visa-free regime does not apply to people arriving to Belarus by plane from Russia and planning to go to the airports of Russia (these are internal flights with no border control).
Park Inn by Radisson Izmailovo Moscow
The Rezidor Hotel Group is signing one more hotel in Russia. Park Inn by Radisson Izmailovo Moscow will open its doors after rebranding (previously known/functioned as Dedeman & DP Park Izmailovo) in the first quarter of 2017.
The hotel will offer 109 rooms for its guests, an all-day restaurant “Park Café” with a terrace, a “Park Bar” and a 65m2 Gym. The hotel is situated in the eastern part of Moscow close to one of the largest parks Izmailovo and easy access to the main tourist attractions.
The biggest hotel complex "Kievsky" was opened in Moscow
The complex is located in the downtown opposite Kiev Railway station and consists of 3 hotels: Novotel Kiyevskaya, Ibis Kiyevskaya and Adagio. There are 700 rooms of various categories. The hotels’ guests can choose the most suitable class and style.
The hotel complex Kievsky offers multipurpose leisure center with a bar, two restaurants, a conference room and the improving center with a pool, available for the guests of all complex.
The interior of all three hotels was created by the German architectural bureaus KITZIG INTERIOR DESIGN led by Olaf Kitsig.
Kievsky is the the second hotel complex opened by Accor Hotels in cooperation with Patero Development. The first complex was opened in 2013 on Bakhrushin Street.
Festival "Shostakovich. The Best" at the Bolshoi Theatre
October 5, 12, 20, 2016
The Bolshoi Theatre begins a series of evenings dedicated to the works of Dmitri Shostakovich, one of the most performed composers in the world.
Circle of Light
September 23-27, 2016
Moscow international festival “Circle of light" will be held for the sixth time from 23rd to 27th September. The festival will be attended by the lighting designers from all over the world, including Russia. The backdrop for their creations they chose the facades of the most famous buildings in the capital:
∙ The main building of Moscow State University at Vorobyovy Gory
∙ Bolshoi Theatre
∙ Grebnoy Canal in Krylatskoye
∙ The concert hall "Izvestiya hall"
The festival of Music and Lights on VDNKH
August 24-25, 2016
In the end of August everyone who lives in Moscow or visits the capital of Russia can enjoy an innovational project created by the best media artists and professional musicians of Russian national orchestra directed by Mikhail Pletnev.
During the festival everyone will enjoy famous symphonic compositions written by russian and foreign musicians during the last centuries.
May 09, 2016
The 9th of May will be full of different shows in Moscow, one of which is a tremendous extreme sports event called motofreestyle show. Among participants guests will see various professional sportsmen of this country. On this day they are going to show their tricks including simultaneous jumps and motorcycle backflips.
Festival of Marching Orchestras
May 09, 2016
Festival of Marching Orchestras will be held on May 9 in Bauman Garden Park. It is the unique open-air festival of brass music in Russia. Guests are going to see an amazing mixture of different genres including club house music and avant-garde jazz, jam sessions, workshops with brass musicians and bright parades of marching orchestras.
Panda Park in Fili
May 01, 2016
On 1 May 2016 at 13:00 “PandaPark” opens in “Fili Park”which is an entertainment center with various competitions and fabulous shows. The topic of the opening ceremony is Wild West, so all guests will play roles of the Indians and cowboys and will have a chance to learn basic rules of tying knots and navigating obstacle courses.
Scottish Festival in Sokolniki Park
May 01, 2016
Celebrations of The 1st of the May holiday start on 1 May at 14:00 in Sokolniki Park. The celebrations will be held in Scottish style and due to it different professional entertainers, such as bagpipers and highlanders are invited to Moscow from Scotland. Moreover, all visitors can take part in workshops on different topics.
March 16, 2016
In Russia from ancient time it is accepted to see off winter and to meet spring. This winter festival is called Maslenitsa. In Russia there are large celebrations, people sing old songs, ditties, storm a snow Fort and throwing jokes. People participate in different competitions, ride horses and to stay warm drink hot tea with pancakes. Pancakes are considered the most important attribute of this festival because a pancake symbolizes the sun. The festival always ends in burning a large straw effigy – impersonating winter. For Orthodox Christians after Maslenitsa begins the Lent. The carnival is still considered one of the most popular folk holidays in Russia. It brings people together and allows them plenty of fun and to celebrate the long-awaited spring together.
Оpened the unique complex - Moskvarium
August 5, 2015
This August in Moscow was opened the unique complex - Moskvarium. New centre is divided into three zones: aquarium, centre of swimming with dolphins and the water-show zone. You will enjoy incredible underwater journey through the world’s oceans from the Lake Baikal to Galapagos Islands, from the Icelandic fjords to Great Barrier Reef, from Greenland to Kamchatka. Over eight thousand animals and 500 species of fish from the smallest coral dweller to the three meter sharks and Russian sturgeon live in the aquariums.
The territory of aquarium spans more than 12 000 sq. m with 80 huge special aquariums and swimming pools. The zone with aquariums includes interactive children’s area, touch pool with sea stars, carps and stingrays. Seven special pools are equipped for swimming with dolphins. Each dolphin has the instructor to provide security and help swimmers.The complex has all the necessary facilities for parents with children and visitors with disabilities.
Marketing, Exhibitions, Consulting
In Hong Kong on June 19 LLC “Marketing, Exhibitions, Consulting” under the auspices of Travel Association “World without Borders” and with the assistance of Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation , Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong Tourism Commission & Hong Kong Association of China Travel Organizers delivered the first special session of events aimed at Russian tourism potential promotion Russia Tourism Road Show “Visit Russia”. “Visit Russia” main targets are to promote Russia as a modern and attractive destination, to increase tourist flows, to form effective International communications in the sphere of tourism & to improve on Russia’s image as a great investment opportunity at the Asia-Pacific markets. KMP Group, as one of the leading incoming tour operators, presented a wide range of special & standards programs all over Russia and neighboring countries and a great number of opportunities that Russian can provide to Chinese tourists. During business meetings KMP representatives established new business contacts to share the experience with Chinese partners, to develop bilateral cooperation and to increase tourist flows.
Professional Tourism Competition “The Guiding Star”
On December,10, 2014 Moscow Tourism Committee revealed the results of the annual Professional Tourism Competition “The Guiding Star”. The ceremony took place in the fabulous Baltschug Kempinski Hotel in Moscow. The award was established in 1999 in order to promote Moscow as a travel destination and improve the city’s tourism services. We are glad to announce that KMP group won its “Guiding Star” as the best Inbound Tour Operator in Moscow! Incoming tourism was called one of the most difficult and challenging sectors of the industry and KMP group - its leader.
December 1, 2014
This year Moscow celebrated the beginning of winter by opening the biggest artificial ice skating rink in the world. The skating surface in the VDNKH (Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) park reaches the astonishing 20.500 meters! The rink occupies the main square of the park and consists of several alleys, children’s skating area, an extreme park, and a hockey playground. A complex lighting system will immerse you in the magical winter atmosphere. Thousands of LED modules frozen in the thick ice enable to create extraordinary scenes, even playing Disney cartoons right in the ice. The VDNKH ice rink is open from November, 28 till March, 15.
Successful Russia road show
November 25, 2014
Travel Association “World Without Borders” with cooperation of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation launched a project “Successful Russia” aimed at promotion of Russia as a comfortable travel destination at the Asia-Pacific markets. In November-December of 2014 the Russian Tourism Road Show took place in Taipei, Shanghai and Hong Kong. KMP Group Tour Operator took part in the event. Being one of the leading inbound agencies in Russia for more than 20 years, KMP Group offers classic tours as well as tailor-made programs for its clients at the best price-quality ratio. Within a series of effective business meetings KMP representatives shared their experience and expertise with their Chinese counterparts, establishing mutually beneficial business contacts and developing bilateral tourist flows.
KMP Group goes to China!
November 7-16, 2014
We will be present at exhibition ITF in Taipei (Taiwan) from the 07th till the 10th of November and in Shanghai (China) from the 14th till the 16th of November. We will be glad to meet you there! To fix an appointment, please, contact us at email@example.com
Moscow – Beijing in 48 hours by train
October 17, 2014
If the new project between Russian & Chinese Railways goes ahead the journey from Moscow to Beijing, which now lasts for at least six days, would be reduced to two days crossing 7 thousand miles and six time zones in about 48 hours. The first agreement with the Chinese railways has already been signed and the design of the new route could be ready already by the end of this year.
Aurora cruiser renovation, Saint Petersburg
September 21, 2014
On September, 21st the legendry cruiser “Aurora” sailed out of St. Petersburg to the construction yard. The ship won its fame in the Russo-Japanese War and both World Wars, it also signaled the beginning of the Russian Revolution in 1917, by firing a blank shot. As a museum ship Aurora has been an important tourist attraction in Saint Petersburg, visited by almost 30 million people. The restoration will enable to preserve the historic part of the hull and machinery of the ship and is projected to last for at least 2 years.