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MOSCOW, September 18 (Itar-Tass) — All Russian tourists stranded in Bulgaria have safely returned to their homeland, spokesman for the Russian Tourism Agency (Rosturizm) Oleg Moseyev told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
“According to information we received from our special envoy, the last group of Russian tourists was evacuated on Saturday by a flight of the Rossiya State Transport Company airline (GTK Rossiya),” he said. “Many tourists whom we have contacted have returned home on their own, and those who remained used the flight organised on Saturday.”
He noted that the last group of 130 people landed in at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport early in the morning. The special GTK Rossiya flight Russia from Varna to St. Petersburg was organised by Rosturizm and the Committee for Tourism of the St. Petersburg government because of cancelled flights of Bulgaria Air.
The spokesman also noted that “the Renaissance Insurance company that guaranteed financial responsibility of the Alma Tour operator to the sum of 60 million roubles, is ready to pay monetary compensation to the affected tourists.” “We remind the tourists that they can apply to the company for compensation,” he concluded.
Last week and last Friday, dues to a financial dispute between the Bulgarian flag carrier Bulgaria Air and the tour operator Alma Tour was flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg were cancelled. As a result, hundreds of Russian citizens could not fly from Bulgaria home.