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Russia at the International Tourism Market

Yury K. Zaitsev – Senior Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Deputy Director of the Institute of International Economics and Finance, Russian Foreign Trade Academy, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Olga D. Ismagilova – Researcher of the Institute of International Economics and Finance, Russian Foreign Trade Academy; Researcher of the Russian APEC Research Center of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Russia plays an important role on the international tourism market, above all as a consumer of foreign tourist services. The Russian Federation is among the top-7 countries in terms of the number of tourists going abroad. Expenditures of Russian tourists abroad account for about 2% of all international tourist expenditures, while Russia accounts for only 1% of world income from foreign tourists. The Russian Federation is also among the top-20 countries by the number of international tourist arrivals.

Key words: tourism services, tourism sector, competitiveness, international tourism, export and import of services, international tourist arrivals and departures.