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No more Russian beauty in Goa: Sad blow to India by Russia
One of my friends remembers, “I remember lying down on a shack on Calangute beach with my Russian friend lying beside me. The sun was setting down and I was enjoying Tuborg green. I enjoyed looking at her, she was glowing golden under the setting sun…” and the story continues.
If you or any of your friends are looking for the same lifetime beautiful moments in Goa, it cannot be possible anymore because of the new step was taken by Russian towards a new revised list of safe travel destinations. Goa which witnessed around 250,000 Russians this year no more witness the same amount of Russians anymore. This decision is thought to have been taken in the wake of October 31 explosion of a Russian aeroplane over Sinai peninsula in Egypt. As a part of the decision, Egypt and Turkey has also been included in the blacklisted country along with Goa in India.
Another reason as sighted by Russian information centre in Goa could be the affordability by the Russians in Goa. Since 2014, Rouble, the currency of Russia has seen a decline in its economic value and Goa being comparatively a costlier destination for Russian, makes it harder for the Russian to afford a cheap and longer stay in Goa.
It is expected that these tourists will move towards South East Asia and China after the black-listing of Goa as a tourist destination by Russia. This decision of Russia is though politically motivated however India and Indians still welcome Russians on the beach of Goa.
‘Experience More Russian Beauties’: Indians Tourists invited beyond Moscow
My friend Anokha Singh, who was once Invited by the Russians Tourists whom he often terms as ‘Beautiful Russian Hearts of Goa’, celebrated a memory of his lifetime. He still remembers those beautiful Russian Christmas nights of Goa,
[su_quote]It was so much fun to be with Russian tourists in Goa. They celebrate Russian Christmas in Goa with Vodka and their indigenous dishes, I don’t remember the names of the dishes. Around midnight, we headed towards the long lonely beaches on the outskirts of Goa and We had so much fun with Russian Beautiful tourists. [/su_quote]
He also talked about how they invited Anokha Singh to Russia. According to a recent tourism exchanges, Russia Tourism has also urged Indian tourists to visit beyond Moscow, Crimea and St. Petersburg.
A Tourism event was organized at Russian Information center in Mumbai where authorities discussed several ways to increase tourism traffic in between India and Russia. RIC head also insisted on the point that Russia is looking towards Indian tourists beyond Russian tourists center like Moscow. He gave an example of some of the Russian cities which host a perfect travel destination for medieval Russian history. Some of these towns are Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov Velikiy, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, SergievPosad.
While on the other hand, India also states its beautiful states like Goa and Kerala, two of the favorite destinations for Russian tourists. Even Goa is famous in Indians as a place for Russian beauties.
Some of the barriers cited by Indian travel department are food, language, flight connectivity to Russia. Russia operates only one flight from New Delhi to Moscow. Starting with march 1, 2016, another flight has been added in the hanger.
Russia is surely a cheaper destination for Indians when compared to the Western Europe. It’s also more beautiful but we are yet to see what Russia do towards this initiative.