Category Archives: Russia

The new glamour hotels in Russia

Russian hotels regularly top “world’s most expensive” lists, so it should come as no surprise that rooms across the country take luxury to new levels. Here is one of the most over-the-top experiences that money can buy in Russia.

Note that the most expensive hotel in Moscow is The Ritz-Carlton where a standard room costs from RUB 29,000 (US$931).

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More pictures here.

Formerly the Nevskij Palace Hotel, 5-star  the Corinthia reopened in 2009 following the extensive restoration of two adjoining 19th-century buildings, now home to suites and executive rooms.

Guest rooms and suites were given a contemporary retouch and now come with polished blonde-wood floors, colorful throws and artwork spotlighting St. Petersburg; some suites also come with private balconies and round-the-clock butler service.

In a nod to the building’s history, the hotel is also home to a small museum paying homage to the Samoilov family of actors who lived here in the 1800s.

Rooms start at RUB 5,890 (US$189) per night (US$189) per night.

Aeroflot serves up great food

Aeroflot took second place in the annual study of the quality of on-board culinary offerings in the long-haul dining category made by Skyscanner.ru.

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Over 550 European travelers and bloggers performed as food critics, analyzing on-board menus of leading European air carriers. As a result of 2012 Scyscanner European Airline Food Awards, Aeroflot was ranked second in the long-haul dining category and fifth in the short-haul one, being the only Russian company in European Top-5 for both flight categories.

So, if you fly Aeroflot at least you know you will have a nice meal. Now, how about those seats?.

Russians like to travel first class

You know that Russia is really up and coming when they start adding business and first class to inbound and outbound flights.

British Airways has three return flights to Moscow Domodedevo airport per day. From April 2012, this route will change from a short-haul service operated with two cabins to a long-haul operation offering customers up to four classes of travel. This means customers will have the opportunity to enjoy the airline’s fully flat-beds, comprehensive in-flight entertainment and sample a wide selection of meals and drinks in unrivalled comfort. No other airline currently offers such a premium service on the four-hour flight between the two capital cities

Enjoy!

Erotic dancer forces plane to turn back

Sleepy early morning passengers on a flight from Moscow’s biggest airport to London may have thought they were dreaming on Friday when a drunken Russian woman staged erotic dances on the plane.

But crew on the 7am flight from Domodedovo airport to London decided to return to Moscow as the woman, 39, a native of the Russian region of Tatarstan, was deemed to be causing an inconvenience to passengers

Oh, you Russians always have to spice it up. Read more here.