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A short history of credit cards in Russia

A short history of credit cards in Russia

Credit cards arrived from the West long before the collapse of the Soviet Union. American Express opened an office in the country back in 1958, followed by Diner’s Club, another pioneer U.S. card service provider – also the first independent payment card company in the world. Basically, they catered to ...

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Ireland’s National Famine Way retraces painful history

Ireland's National Famine Way retraces painful history

Ancestral or so-called DNA tourism has always been important to Ireland’s incoming tourism trade, fueled by wholesale emigration during the Great Famine of the mid-1800s and the resulting diaspora. But in recent years, partly because of the popularity of companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com, which allow users to pinpoint their ...

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The Best European Cities to Visit

There are so many diverse places in Europe that it is hard to know where to start when planning a new journey of discovery in 2020. Should it be in the south, along the Mediterranean coastline, to take advantage of warm temperatures, especially in winter and early-spring when northern climes ...

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