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Russian Hotels To Offer Half-Day Rates From Oct. 21

Visitors to Russian hotels will from Oct. 21 be able to pay a half-day rate if they stay for less than 12 hours, according to a government decree published Monday in the Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily.

The decree also said that all hotels with more than 50 rooms would have to provide 24-hour service, and they would be required to place information about prices, check in and check out times, and a list of paid services at the reception.

According to the decree, guests should have access to first-aid kits, boiling water, the ability to call an ambulance or the police, have correspondence delivered to their rooms, wake-up calls, kitchen utensils and a sewing kit for free.

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