China-Russia tourism co-op progresses

Some 300 Chinese tourists aboard the cruiser "Suvorov" start their trip to St. Petersburg under the framework of the Year of Chinese Language in Russia, at a dock in Moscow, Russia, July 29, 2010. 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]