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US tourists to Russia up 25%: Moscow

IANS  |  Moscow 

Despite the anti-propaganda, US tourists to increased by 25 per cent in the first nine months of 2017, the of said on Thursday.

Russia's border authorities recorded the increase compared with the same period of 2016, Oleg Safonov, of Russian Federal Agency for Tourism, told daily in an interview.

"The anti-propaganda only arouses great interest among American citizens for our country," quoted Safonov as saying.

Safonov also explained why the anti-Russia propaganda helps. "American citizens are told various stories about what is going on in Russia, no wonder they want to come and see everything for themselves."

Safonov said American tourists are not disappointed by what they see in Russia. They see a "modern, peaceful and developed country", he added.



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First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 12:04 IST