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Crimea visits to be visa-free for Chinese travellers — Russia tourism chief

June 26, 2014, 13:31 UTC+3 BEIJING
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BEIJING, June 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Visa-free visits are in prospect for Chinese travellers to Crimea, says Vladimir Fomin, deputy head of the International Cooperation Department at Russia's Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism).

“We are working on the possibility of involving Crimea in a visa-free exchange with China,” Fomin said at a tourism forum in Beijing on Thursday.

Chinese travellers visiting Russia increased by 40% to one million last year, according to He Zhenwei, deputy secretary general of China Industrial Overseas Development and Planning Association. About 400,000 chose Moscow as a holiday destination.

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