Russia has ambitious plans to become one of the world’s top 10 travel destinations. Here a woman poses next to a tank at the Volgograd Panorama Museum. Photo: AFP

Russia eases visa restrictions to attract more tourists, with goal of being in world’s top 10 travel destinations

  • Arctic tours featuring reindeer herders, rides in Soviet-era tanks or a night at a palace that belonged to Peter the Great – country diversifies its offering
  • It hopes to more than double tourism revenue to US$25 billion by 2035, but for now lacks contemporary accommodation or convenient transport outside big cities
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Russia has ambitious plans to become one of the world’s top 10 travel destinations. Here a woman poses next to a tank at the Volgograd Panorama Museum. Photo: AFP
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