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Russian embassy recommends national tourists to be cautious in Thailand

August 12, 2016, 10:15 UTC+3

Currently, at least 5,000 tourists from Russia are in Thailand

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BANGKOK, August 12. /TASS/. The Russian embassy recommends the Russians in Thailand to be most cautious, head of the embassy’s Consular Department Vladimir Sosnov told TASS on Friday.

"The Russian embassy recommends the Russians, staying in Thailand, to refrain from going downtown if possible, to be most cautious, to avoid crowded areas and to follow strictly demands of the official authorities," he said.

On Thursday and Friday, a series of explosions went off in Thailand’s four provinces, where four people died and at least 30 got injured. At least ten foreign tourists are among the injured. They all come from European countries. Earlier, the Russian embassy in Thailand told TASS no Russians had been injured in the explosions.

At least 5,000 tourists from Russia are in Thailand

The head of the Association of Tourist Operators of Russia, Maya Lomidze, reported that more than 5,000 organized Russian tourists are now staying in Thailand.

She said the figure of 5,000 referred to organized tourists, who had used services of tourist companies to visit Thailand.

She also said Russian tourist companies now accumulate information on tourists visiting the kingdom.

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