The Moscow Times has launched its first ever Chinese-language edition in a bid to better serve foreign residents and tourists in the Russian capital.
The trial issue can be found in cafes, restaurants and hotels around Moscow, and could soon become a monthly publication.
The newspaper, which has served the city of Moscow since 1992, will also continue its weekly English-language edition alongside its online English-language coverage.
“By launching a Chinese edition, we are turning a new page in the history of The Moscow Times,” said the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Mikhail Fishman.
“Tens of thousands of Chinese citizens currently live in Moscow, and the flow of Chinese tourists to the city is growing with every year. Our aim is to make both Russia and its capital city more open, more understandable and accessible for these audiences,” he said.
More than 1.3 million Chinese tourists visited Russia in 2015, according to the Federal Tourism Agency — a 64 percent increase from 2014.