Russian fighters scrambled 14 times in past week to intercept foreign aircraft — ministryMilitary & Defense June 23, 6:17
EU summit participants show unity on anti-Russian sanctions — MerkelWorld June 23, 4:11
Moldovan parliament refuses to hold no confidence vote in Foreign Minister Andrei GalburWorld June 23, 2:03
Google.ru’s temporary ban should serve as reminder to others — lawmakerBusiness & Economy June 23, 1:59
Russian lawmaker slams EU’s decision to extend sanctions on Moscow as absurdRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 0:32
IOC spokesperson confirms Bach’s words about possible sanctions on RussiaSport June 22, 23:27
Germany-Chile Confederations Cup encounter in Kazan ends with 1-1 drawSport June 22, 23:12
Putin praises Moscow International Film FestivalSociety & Culture June 22, 21:49
Russian football team getting ready for game with MexicoSport June 22, 21:38
MOSCOW, July 30 (Itar-Tass) – Holidays of Russian tourists in Tunisia are unaffected by recent protests that embraced the North African country, the Association of Tour Operator of Russia said on Tuesday.
Currently, the situation in Tunisia’s administrative centers has normalized. The nationwide strike organized by Tunisia’s trade unions has ended and no mass rallies are planned.
“There were no protests in Tunisia’s resort zones,” the association said.
Executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, Maya Lomidze told Itar-Tass that around 10,000 Russian tourists may spend their vacations in Tunisia.
“The strike had not affected their vacations. They are calmly resting at the country’s resorts and feel no inconvenience,” she said.
The Tunisian embassy in Russia said “protests in Tunisia against atrocious assassination of the political party’s leader are absolutely peaceful.” “The situation in Tunisia remains calm. The Tunisian authorities and hospitable Tunisian people guarantee safety to all foreign guests and tourists,” the embassy said.
“From the start of the Tunisian Revolution no accidents affecting interests and safety of foreign guests and tourists have been registered so far,” the embassy said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry reiterated its recommendation to Russian citizens staying in Tunisia to show cautiousness and to avoid sites of protests and demonstrations.
On July 25 Tunisian opposition leader Mohammed Brahmi was shot dead. On the next day Tunisia’s big cities were hit by protests.