More than 21 mln visitors came to Russia in 2012

According to the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism more than 21 million foreign tourists have visited Russia over the last nine months.

The most popular cities for traveling are traditionally Moscow and St. Petersburg which attract visitors from all over the world. Resorts of Krasnodar area (Sochi, Krasnodar and Anapa) has also become popular recently.

This news coincided with the HolidayCheck Destination Award 2012: one of the largest European travel website named Moscow the most comfortable and hospitable city in Russia. The Russian capital surpassed 500 cities, including St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Kazan.

While voting visitors have also formed top 5 of the most beautiful places in Moscow:

  1. Red Square and Kremlin
  2. Vorobyevy Gory
  3. Museum and park "Kolomenskoye"
  4. Novodevichye Cemetery
  5. "Café Pushkin"