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May 28 in St. Petersburg will open for visiting Summer Garden

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May 28 Summer Garden in St. Petersburg will open for visitors after a three-year reconstruction. Entrance to one of the most famous green areas of the city will be free.

The reconstruction works were completed by the beginning of spring, writes Fontanka.ru, but within three months preparations were made for the opening of the garden: the 10 cities and resorts in Spain, where are the most clean hotels were removed from the buildings, flowers were planted.

The last reconstruction was the largest for the last 200 years. One of its main tasks was to update the greenery – in particular, we had to cut down about 70 sick and dead trees and plant new ones. Also, the famous grilles and fences of the Summer Garden were restored and copies of about a hundred sculptures were created. The original statues will be kept in the Russian Museum, where they were sent with the beginning of restoration of the oldest green zone of St. Petersburg.

The Summer Garden is a monument of landscape art of the first third of the 18th century, located in the center of the Northern capital. It was laid by the command of Peter I in 1704. Here is the Summer Palace of the Emperor. Sculptures for him were taken from Italy.There were also the first fountains in the city, which were then destroyed by floods in 1777 and were not restored any more. Access to the general public on the territory of the complex was opened by Empress Elizabeth. Now the Summer Garden is included in many tourist routes, and annually it is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists.

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New hotel in Croatia will attract tourists to the country

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In the capital of eastern Croatia, Vukovar, a new hotel Lav 4 * has been opened. It is built on the site of an old hotel of the same name, which was almost completely destroyed during the war. The hotel has 42 rooms, including 4 luxury apartments. There is a restaurant a-la carte for 90 seats, a coffee shop and a business center with 4 conference rooms – for 150-200 seats, two for 60 seats each and one for 30 seats. In addition, the hotel has special small offices for negotiations. City officials hope that with the opening of this hotel in the city will revive tourism.

The hotel is located in the heart of Vukovar, on the Danube, RATA-News reports with reference to the Ministry of Tourism of Croatia. The grand opening ceremony was timed to coincide with the 165th anniversary of its creation. The hotel was built as far back as 1840 and three times was destroyed during the fighting.

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Railways will put a two-story train on the Moscow-Petersburg line

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The cost of tickets when buying in advance starts from 1299 rubles to the top places in the compartment and from 1,449 rubles to the lower ones. The upper limit of the price is not limited, in the last days before departure, the tariff may increase several times. In the composition – 13 two-story two-car wagons, similar to those that have already been plying from Moscow to Adler for a year, and a dining car.

On the way the train is about eight hours, the time of arrival to Moscow is 6:47, to St. Petersburg – 6:44. The stop is expected only in Tver. The train will receive the number 5/6, which at one time belonged to another fast, but now not used. In addition, from mid-January on the line on peak days there will be a night sitting train.

In RZhD expect to attract in new trains as well those passengers who are now using morally obsolete second-class cars. Created by the Tver Carriage Workshop, the compartment car has 16 four-seat coupes: 8 at the lower level and 8 at the top. Thus, it is almost twice more spacious than usual: 64 seats against 36. Coupes differ little from standard ones, except for a much lower ceiling.In other words, the upper shelf will be somewhat less spacious than now, in particular, there will not be able to sit down. In addition, for the same reason, there is no upper luggage compartment above the corridor. It is not easy to carry luggage under the lower shelf: its lower edge is approximately 23 centimeters from the floor.

Corridors of the upper and lower floors are made from different sides of the car, so that the passengers walking along them will be able to admire the landscapes on both sides. True, the second tier will have to duck for this – it was impossible to design a car with large bent windows in Tver, and the upper edge of the window is significantly below the eye level of almost any adult passenger. There is no TV in the compartment for lack of space for their placement. There are also wireless Internet access points, but how they will work along the way is not entirely clear.

Duplicators, unlike all other Russian passenger cars, have only one door for each board, located at a standard height. To get to the compartment you need to go down or climb a few steps. Their edges have reflective strips, so that even at night to overcome the ladder the problem will not be.But this can become ventilation: there are no outlets in the car at all, so that the microclimate will depend entirely on the efficiency of the air conditioner.

Each compartment has at least two electric outlets located under the lamps of individual lighting. The latter are at the windows, except for the upper shelves of the second floor – there, due to lack of space, the lamps are moved to the door. In the opposite end of the car, also at the "average" level, there is a block of three toilet rooms – this arrangement will allow the queue to be kept to a minimum. There is no bathroom on the side of the guide, but in some cars there are shower cabins.

There is no usual titanium in two-story cars, however, in the working compartment of the conductor there is a kettle and a microwave oven. In the car-restaurant on the upper level of the train can accommodate up to 50 passengers, and on the lower there is a bar and pantry tables.

The numbering of seats in two-story cars is very special. On the lower level of the compartment car it is standard – from 1 to 32. The places of the upper tier are marked with numbers from 81 to 112. This is apparently done to distinguish them from all the others in other types of cars.

Passengers, choosing between the upper and lower floors, can take into account several factors. To get to the bottom one is a little easier: there are four steps leading to it, and eight to the top. But all the passengers of other cars passing along the corridor will use the lower floor, and on the upper one it will be calmer. In addition, it is possible that the upper one will in most cases be less populated, since the booking system usually sells tickets sequentially, starting with the smallest numbers. Finally, the view from the window will be better from above – especially for children who do not need to bend over to it.

In the compartment version of the car to reduce its heavy weight, the designers abandoned the convertible shelves-transformers and made the usual – with mini-backs after the model of Mauritius records a record growth of the tourist flow from Russia coupe of German production. For the same reason, a minimum set of shelves and nets to accommodate personal belongings of the passenger. The weight of the car is 65 tons, it is approximately 10% more than usual. Its length (26.2 meters) is also greater, but only 70 centimeters. The height of the giant is 5.25 meters.

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Tallinn taxis will no longer stand in parking lots

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Tallinn taxi drivers will not be allowed to wait for clients on parking from March 1. The new resolution of the city authorities does not apply to ordered taxis, which are waiting for a certain client. It is forbidden to stand only in anticipation of casual passengers.

The reason for the innovation was the fact that the taxi does not pay anything to the city for parking. According to Vice Mayor of Tallinn Jaanus Mutli, now for such an expectation will be assigned a fine, reports DELFI. And since June 15, 2011 from the Tallinn taxi park will be cleaned cars, the luggage compartment of which is less than 400 liters. According to the city administration, the client's things should always be placed in the luggage compartment, and not interfere in the cabin.

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