Things to Do in Latvia

Things to Do in Latvia

How to avoid problems According to, you can’t exactly call Latvia a country dangerous for staying: the crime rate here is consistently low, the locals are peaceful. However, this does not mean that you can forget about elementary precautions: in tourist areas and public transport, pickpockets hunt, ready at any moment to “confiscate” a […]

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Visa to Austria

Russian citizens need a Schengen visa to visit Austria. The rules for filing documents generally correspond to the unified Schengen ones. According to COUNTRYAAH, Austria is a country that starts with letter A. Tourist visa to Austria: general information Do they give multivisa? given for a month or two Term of receipt from 9 working days; […]

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Visa to Bulgaria

Sunny and hospitable Bulgaria is glad to tourists: the current visa legislation is one of the mildest among the EU countries. Schengen holders do not have to think about obtaining a visa: they are allowed a free three-month stay on the territory of Bulgaria for six months. If not, the first time you visit the […]

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Visa to Croatia

Sadly, to visit such a native and close Croatia, Russian tourists need a national visa. The situation is slightly brightened up by the abundance of visa centers in the cities of the Russian Federation and preferences for holders of multiple Schengen visas and national visas of a number of countries. In general, the package of […]

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Visa to Denmark

Denmark is one of the countries participating in the Schengen Agreement, and in order to visit it, Russian citizens must obtain a visa in advance. Documents for its registration are submitted to the Danish visa centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities of Russia. Requirements for the package of documents are standard “Schengen”. To […]

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Visa to France

Romantic beauty France is European-style strict in matters of visa policy. To visit it, citizens of Russia and the CIS need a Schengen visa, which can be applied for at the Visa Application Centers of France in the cities of the Russian Federation. Requirements – unified “general Schengen”: the stock of the validity of the […]

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Visa to Germany

Russian citizens need a Schengen visa to travel to Germany. If a tourist plans to spend the most time in this country, you need to apply for a document at its representative office. If the entry is made through German cities, but the main vacation period will take place in another state, then it is […]

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Visa to Hungary

Hungary attracts Russian tourists not only with historical and natural attractions, but also with inexpensive flights, so every year the flow of travelers from our country is increasing. Since it is included in the list of Schengen countries, Russians need a Schengen visa to visit. You can apply for a permit only for the duration […]

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Visa to Latvia

The unique architecture, untouched nature and high level of culture of Latvia have attracted domestic tourists since the days of the USSR. Interest has not faded even today, but now, in order to get acquainted with historical buildings and national parks, taste the “Riga Balsam”, visit relatives or get a job, citizens of the Russian […]

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Visa to Netherlands

To travel to the Netherlands, citizens of the Russian Federation require a visa, even if the tourist plans to use the local airport only as a transshipment base. At the same time – which is very sad – the country of tulips, mills and canals is among the top ten states that most often refuse […]

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Visa to Poland

To visit ancient and charming Poland, citizens of Russia and the CIS countries will need a Schengen visa, which can be applied for at the consular section of the Polish Embassy in Moscow or through the VFS Global visa service in Russian cities. Of the features of the Polish Schengen – an online questionnaire (printed […]

Abzakovo, Russia

Abzakovo, Russia

The Abzakovo ski center is located on the eastern slopes of one of the South Ural ridges – Krykty-Tau, in the vicinity of Mount Shaitan, which is 60 km from Magnitogorsk and 3 km from Novoabzakovo station. This resort has long been a favorite vacation spot for residents of Magnitogorsk, but in recent years its […]

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Visa to Spain

Spain is one of the most popular destinations for our tourists. To visit the country, Russian citizens need to apply for a Schengen visa. Given the large number of people who want to relax in the resorts of the Costa Dorada, Costa Brava and Mallorca, the issuance of entry documents has long been put on […]

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Visa to Turkey

In hospitable Turkey, many travelers from Russia go to rest regularly. Excellent climate, warm sea, friendly locals, affordable prices and a short flight are the main reasons why our compatriots choose this place. And, of course, the absence of the need to apply for a visa plays an important role: trips become simple and pleasant, […]

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Visa to Ukraine

Citizens of Russia and most of the CIS countries do not need a visa to visit Ukraine. True, for some time now (namely, since March 2015) Russian citizens can enter Ukraine only with a foreign passport, and not with an internal passport. However, it is still not necessary to register at the place of temporary […]

Azores, Portugal

Sights of Azores, Portugal

The Portuguese archipelago of the Azores is a wonderful destination if you are looking for sun, sea and adventure. The nine volcanic islands of Corvo, Flores, Faial, Pico, São Jorge, Graciosa, Terceira, São Miguel and Santa Maria have a wonderfully mild climate with mostly spring and summer temperatures. However, there can be regular heavy showers. […]

Estonia Fast Facts

Estonia Fast Facts

Estonia is located on the Baltic Sea and borders Russia and Latvia. The Baltic country has beautiful national parks and is a very interesting and inexpensive travel destination, especially for nature lovers. Estonia sees itself as a digital society from which many Western European countries could learn a lesson. See Andyeducation for education in Estonia. Capital […]

Ischia, Italy

Ischia, Italy

The history of this amazing island begins with a myth. The goddess Venus, who was watching the battle of Jupiter with the Giants, saw how the angry god tore off a piece from the volcano Etna and threw it at the monster Typhon. Venus changed the flight path of the volcanic rock and directed it […]

Switzerland Music

Switzerland Music

At least until the mid-1940s, the Swiss musical world remained extraneous to the influence of the Second Vienna School, and the generation of composers born in the first twenty years of the century was affected above all by the French training at the school of N. Boulanger. This applies not only to the composers of […]

Greece Public Finance

Greece Public Finance

Among the Hellenistic states, Egypt holds the first place for the excellence of its financial organization, the fundamental features of which date back to the ancient era of the Pharaohs, but it was perfected by the first Ptolemies, who developed and technically improved the system tax, so as to affect all the resources of the […]

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Greece Sculpture Part 12

It is more difficult to establish the place that competes in Hellenistic sculpture in Alexandria. Certainly Alexandrian was the original of the statue of the Nile in the Vatican, where the mighty reclining figure of the river, with a somewhat melancholy face, stands out on those of the 16 children who climb or play around […]

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Greece Sculpture Part 11

Following comparisons, other works could be ascribed to the first phase of parchment sculpture: the group of Menelaus and Patroclus, known from various copies, including the famous torso of Pasquino, the “Arrotino” of Florence, that is an intent Scythian to grind the knife to skin Marsyas, the figure of Marsyas hanging in its two separate […]

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Greece Sculpture Part 10

According to, the current of Praxiteles is represented especially by his two sons, much inferior to him, Cefisodotus the younger and Timarchus. Their grand parent’s style becomes mannered; this can be seen in the residues of the plastic decoration of the Asclepieus of Kos, due precisely to them. Refined sweetness, with the consequent nuance, is […]

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Greece Sculpture Part 9

Around the great triad, other artists and not mediocre ones. Trasimedes di Paro, author of the chryselephantine simulacrum of Asclepius for the temple of the god in Epidaurus; memories of this simulacrum are in votive reliefs. Euphoric of the Isthmus, which flourished in the first half of the century. IV, painter and toreuta as well […]

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Greece Sculpture Part 8

A series of sculptural works can be mentioned, in which it seems that the imprint of Scopa’s art should be felt, if not direct, mediated: the Heracles already in the Lansdowne collection, in which, in the weighting and treatment of the nude, the polycleteus influence; the type of the so-called Meleager, especially known from the […]

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Greece Sculpture Part 7

Two Attic friezes can be adduced for the relief, that of the temple of Athena Níkē and that, the fragments of which are now distributed between Vienna and Berlin. The fidiac style is softening, almost foreshadowing or preparing the graces of the Praxitelean style; this is felt in the votive and funerary reliefs, in those […]

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Greece Sculpture Part 6

In the meantime, other artists’ tempers were flourishing in Athens. Licio and Cresila are worth mentioning. Licio, son of Mirone, remains faithful to his father’s address. Perhaps the original of the anointing athlete was by Licio, marble from the Glyptothek of Monaco, where in the anatomical treatment it is dryness of the planes, with cut […]

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Greece Sculpture Part 5

But the art of Phidias can be recognized in a complex of figured marbles; however, it should be noted that modern hypercritics have expressed doubts about their trustworthy character either in whole or in some parts. We mean the marbles of the Parthenon, or rather that part of the figurative decoration of the distinguished building […]