English signs in Russia and Ukraine

Among the steps that officials in Russia and neighboring Ukraine are taking to enhance tourism is the Latinization of major street and attraction signs. From Moscow to Saint Petersburg to Kiev and the region of Crimea, more maps and street signs are being lettered to help foreign tourists get around more easily.

Metro tourist bus b

Moscow has added double decked red tourist buses based on their success and popularity among tourists in the Saint Petersburg area. This summer Moscow will add street kiosks with English speaking guides near major attractions to answer questions and hand out English language street maps.

Yalta road sign English

Above: this sign indicates the number of kilometers to the Crimean peninsula cities of Yalta and Alushta, Ukraine.