In February, Russian air companies for the first time within five months increased transportation of passengers

Outgoing flow of tourists from Russia will not exceed 6 million in 2016

In 2015, Russians received by 50% less international passports than a year earlier

Number of countries where Russians can travel without visas, increased during the year to 105

Key events of 2015 for the Russian tourism

Russian Transport Ministry does not exclude bankruptcies of airlines due to low demand

Russians spent almost $2 billion in Thailand in 2015

Egyptian tour industry suffering biggest losses over twenty years

Subsidies for air carriers will be kept at 2015 year-level - Russian Ministry of Transport

Third of Russians want security ensured abroad rather than development of domestic tourism

Putin’s approval rating grew most among Russians with low income — poll

Russians' demand for overseas trips to contract due to terror attack aboard А321

First casino opens in Primorye recreation zone in Russia’s Far East

Russian tour companies lose $77.5 million a month due to Egypt flight ban

Putin: Russia will not tolerate such crimes as attack against its Sukhoi-24 plane

Kremlin says the incident with crashed Russian plane too serious to rush with conclusions

Russian air carriers to tighten security after A321 terror act

Travel restrictions on Russian nationals not discussed — Foreign Ministry

No plans for exit visas for Russian tourists ever discussed in Moscow — Foreign Ministry

Transaero over 9,500 staff must be informed they need to leave company