Russian tourists flock to Azerbaijan

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Transcaucasian Republic of Azerbaijan is welcoming a growing number of visitors from neighboring Russia and tourist arrival numbers forecasted to keep on growing.

Russians are becoming more and more interested in Azerbaijan as a tourism destination each year, confirmed Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mikhail Bocharnikov.

Last year, a 5-percent boost was registered in the number of Russian guests arriving in Azerbaijan, receiving nearly 900,000 Russian visitors, the envoy noted.

Bocharnikov added: “I believe that this year the interest of Russian tourists in visiting Azerbaijan will grow.”