ST. PETERSBURG, June 6. /TASS/. The governments of the Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Tver regions and Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm) signed an agreement on developing the inter-regional tourism project "Sovereign's Road." The document was signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
"The route 'Sovereign's Road' will interest both domestic and foreign tourists. We hope that it will be similar to the 'Golden Ring' tourist route created in the Soviet times. We plan for tourist flows on the 'Sovereign's Road' in the Tver region to reach at least 1 million people by 2025," Tver region's Governor Igor Rudenya told reporters.
The project supported by Rosturizm will bring together into one tourist route several attractions along the M10 and M11 highways (Moscow — St. Petersburg). Highways run through the Moscow, Tver, Novgorod and St. Petersburg regions. The aim of the project is to create a common cultural and educational space and combine tourist resources of the several regions.
The agreement was signed by Moscow region's Governor Andrey Vorobyev, Tver region's Governor Igor Rudenya, St. Petersburg region's Governor Alexander Drozdenko, Novgorod region's Governor Andrey Nikitin and Rosturizm head Zarina Doguzova.
The 2019 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is being held on June 6-8. The forum’s motto this year is "Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda". The organizer for SPIEF-2019 is the Roscongress Foundation. TASS is a media partner, the official photo hosting agency and the operator of SPIEF’s presentation zones with support from multinational firm EY, and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council in Russia.