Russian tourist numbers drop in wake of Ukraine crisis

Russian tourist numbers: The number of tourists coming to Russia from key European countries this year has dropped by 20%-25% and the volume of visitors from Canada, the US and Japan is down by as much as 40%,  according to Svoy TT’s managing director Sergei Voytovich. He is convinced that the drop is due both to the crisis in Ukraine and to difficulties in obtaining visas. rbth