Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.28
By Togrul Veliyev - Trend:
Some 361,000 Russian citizens visited Azerbaijan in the first half of 2014, states the statistics published on the official website of the Federal Tourism Agency of Russia (Rosturizm).
The number of tourist trips abroad taken by citizens of Russia in the first half of 2014 decreased by 3 percent to 20,139 million compared to the same period of last year, Rosturizm says
Compared to the same period of last year, the number of Russians visiting Azerbaijan decreased by 13 percent; some 415,000 Russian citizens visited Azerbaijan in the first half of 2013.
The number of countries in the first half of 2014 visited by the greatest number of tourists from Russia, comprised: Finland (2,195 million), Turkey (1,794 million) and Ukraine (1,593 million). Azerbaijan held 17th place on this list, according to Rosturizm.
During this period, Russia was visited by 347,000 tourists from Azerbaijan.
Rosturizm statistics take into account the individual travelers as well as those who go abroad on business trips for a few days.