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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

TheMoscowTimes.com Launches Russia Travel Site

Ever wondered how to travel from Sheremetyevo Airport to Moscow or how to obtain a Russian visa?

Seeking to answer these and other questions about visiting Russia, the English-language TheMoscowTimes.com web site has launched a travel site linked to its home page.

The site, Guide to Russia, offers 41 sections that explain how to get in and out of Moscow and navigate around the city. Sections include train schedules, city and metro maps, weather information and contacts for embassies and medical centers.

"What we want to be in the end is a one-stop info site about Russia. That doesn?t mean only news, but information for travelers," said Lianne van der Kruk, web publisher for TheMoscowTimes.com.

Van der Kruk said the content on the site will be updated regularly and expanded based on the amount of interest expressed by Internet users. Steps are already being taken to expand its coverage of St. Petersburg.

"We have an absolutely massive country, and there?s basically no end to a guide to Russia," agreed web site editor Peter van Dyk.

Van der Kruk said she has already received a query about where to find the best banyas.

While students, tourists and foreign residents could find the site useful, the content is slanted toward business people, who are considered to make up the bulk of the newspaper?s online readership, van Dyk said.

Van der Kruk said one advantage that the site has over other online travel guides is that it is maintained and continually updated by expatriates living here who host guests and know what questions are asked.