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About 79,000 Russians in Egypt after flights suspended - tourism chief

Reuters , Saturday 7 Nov 2015
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A Russian tourist wearing a t-shirt bearing a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin, queues inside the airport in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on November 6, 2015 (AFP)
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Around 79,000 Russians are currently in Egypt, mainly in the resorts of Hurghada and Sharm al-Sheikh, the head of Russia's state tourism agency Rostourism said on Saturday, according to the TASS news agency.

"The number of citizens in Egypt has been clarified," it quoted Rostourism head Oleg Safonov as saying. "On the evening of Nov. 6 there were around 79,000."

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