China-Russia tourism co-op progresses

Tourists step on the first tourist trains from Russia's capital of Moscow to the Chinese capital of Beijing at the Kazan railway station in Moscow Aug 15, 2011. The China-Russia cooperation in tourism has substantially progressed, which also has promoted bilateral understandings and exchange of culture in recent years. The Year of Chinese Tourism in Russia in 2013 will be inaugurated by Chinese President Xi Jinping when he visits Moscow later this month. [Photo/Xinhua]