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Sergei Korneev

“The only place cheaper is home” – tourists visiting Russia take advantage of the weak rouble

In 2014 tourist numbers visiting Russia were in decline, with Moscow’s three airports registering a seven per cent drop in arrivals. Now, however, as a result of the weak rouble the Russian Federal Tourism Agency expects an increase in visitors from Germany and other Western European countries. “The only place cheaper is home“, says Sergei Spilko, chairman of Moscow’s Tourism and Hotel Industry Committee, with a smile.