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Moscow nudists targeted in campaign against 'depravity'

Moscow nudists targeted in campaign against 'depravity'

Calls to remove naturists from a popular beach seen as part of a sweeping wave of conservatism in Vladimir Putin's Russia
Russia opens military theme park near Moscow

Russia opens military theme park near Moscow

See photos from the new military theme park outside Moscow where civilians can play with tanks, missile launchers and other assorted bits of Russian hardware
DreamWorks theme park coming to Moscow

DreamWorks theme park coming to Moscow

The "Disneyland-style" park, as Moscow city hall calls it, will be Europe's largest indoor theme park
Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

The plan includes a road that would connect Russia's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, while linking with existing roads in Western Europe and Asia
A few surprises in 2015's 'Designs of the Year'

A few surprises in 2015's 'Designs of the Year'

Nominations for Design Museum's prestigious award have been revealed. Here are our top picks in each category
 Is now the time to visit Russia?

Is now the time to visit Russia?

Recent turmoil has dented Russia's appeal to tourists. But should it be scrapped from travel itineraries?
10 exciting attractions opening in 2015

10 exciting attractions opening in 2015

From the world's largest archeology museum to its biggest eco-park, 2015 is gearing up to be a great year for tourists
Eyes to the sky: The 10 tallest skyscrapers of 2015

Eyes to the sky: The 10 tallest skyscrapers of 2015

It's been a major year for new skyscrapers in 2014, but what's in the pipeline for the year ahead?
World's most spectacular footbridges

World's most spectacular footbridges

Up in the mountains and across deep chasms, these bridges are both spectacular and terrifying
Best of Bourdain: 7 can't-miss adventures

Best of Bourdain: 7 can't-miss adventures

Looking for a vacation that will shock all five of your senses? Anthony Bourdain can help
16 incredible rooftop bars

16 incredible rooftop bars

Good cocktails combine with spectacular views across rivers, cityscapes and oceans at these bird-level drinkeries
High-speed train from Beijing to Alaska?

High-speed train from Beijing to Alaska?

A report indicates Chinese officials are discussing an underground railway from Beijing to Alaska. But how likely is it?
How to dress Russian-- St. Petersburg-style

How to dress Russian-- St. Petersburg-style

Getting the look requires some legwork. Good thing you have this style and shopping guide
Inside Joseph Stalin's holiday villa

Inside Joseph Stalin's holiday villa

CNN checks out the saltwater pool and beautiful view from the Sochi holiday home that once housed Stalin
'Come and vacation in Sochi... please!'

'Come and vacation in Sochi... please!'

It's got a new theme park, an F1 track and 50,000 hotel rooms. But after the Olympics, who will come?
Rise of the big spenders: Are Russians the world's best hotel guests?

Rise of the big spenders: Are Russians the world's best hotel guests?

Russians don't always have the best reputation abroad, but as their numbers (and bank accounts) grow, the travel industry is starting to court them
Spotlight Russia: 7 golden travel rules

Spotlight Russia: 7 golden travel rules

Chivalry rules and so does dressing up for almost anything, but you don't have to drink vodka the minute you're through customs
Dacha, chacha and a gay bar: 9 ways Sochi surprises

Dacha, chacha and a gay bar: 9 ways Sochi surprises

The Winter Olympics locale is also a popular holiday spot for oligarchs and trained Russia's first space monkeys
Back to the USSR: Soviet tourism posters on show

Back to the USSR: Soviet tourism posters on show

Hell hole? Hell no! Soviet tourism posters on display at a London exhibition paint a picture of an earthly paradise