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Do you know how many Chinese Tourists visited Russia?

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Head of Rosturism, federal tourism agency of Russia; Alexander Radkov said that the cooperation between Russia and China in tourism has yielded fruitful results and expanded mutual understanding between the two peoples.

moscow-touristsAccording to Radkov, the tourist flow from China has dropped 18% this year, while the number of tourists entering Russia under the visa-free regime has grown 41%. 309 thousand Chinese tourists have visited Russia during the last 9 months, 131 thousand of which traveled under the visa-free regime.

Alexander Radkov expressed the main reasons holding back Chinese tourists as follows: high transit price, underdeveloped travel infrastructure, discrepancy between the cost and quality of hotels and shortage of qualified interpreters

The agreement on the visa-free group travel between Russia and China was signed by the countries in 2000. It covers groups of 5 to 50 people.
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