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MOSCOW, April 21 (Itar-Tass) —— Ninety thousand tourists from Russia will visit Cuba in 2012, “this figure increased by almost 50 percent in comparison with 2010,” Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Dagoberto Rrodriguez said in an exclusive interview with ITAR-TASS on Saturday.
“In 2012, we expect more than 90,000 tourists from Russia. For comparison - - 56,000 Russians visited Cuba in 2010 and more than 78,000 in 2011,” the diplomat stressed. “This promotes the strengthening of ties between our countries.”
The deputy foreign minister noted that there is no difficulty for Russians to get to Cuba. “There are a lot of weekly flights, this give a great impulse to our possibilities in the tourist sphere,” Rodriguez said. “We hope that the growth of tourists from Russia will continue and believe that tourism has both economic and cultural value.”
“Russian tourists note Cubans’ benevolence. This is gratefulness which our people have with regard to Russia for aid in difficult times,” the diplomat said in conclusion.