Number of the week: How many Russians fear foreign tours?

70 percent of Russians think it’s better not to leave the country because of safety concerns abroad according to a new poll by the independent Levada-Center research organization.  Only 11 percent are not concerned about safety, but instead consider the high cost of the tours as the main reason to avoid international travel.  According to the report, 65 percent of respondents haven’t visited foreign countries over the last five years: that’s 20 percent less than in 1999.The poll surveyed 1,600 people in 137 cities all over the country.Read more: Russian tour guide among Guardian's top 10 worldwide
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70 percent of Russians think it’s better not to leave the country because of safety concerns abroad according to a new poll by the independent Levada-Center research organization.  Only 11 percent are not concerned about safety, but instead consider the high cost of the tours as the main reason to avoid international travel.  According to the report, 65 percent of respondents haven’t visited foreign countries over the last five years: that’s 20 percent less than in 1999.The poll surveyed 1,600 people in 137 cities all over the country.Read more: Russian tour guide among Guardian's top 10 worldwide
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Every 3rd Russian citizen thinks a trip abroad is insecure

70 percent of Russians think it’s better not to leave the country because of safety concerns abroad according to a new poll by the independent Levada-Center research organization.  

Only 11 percent are not concerned about safety, but instead consider the high cost of the tours as the main reason to avoid international travel.  

According to the report, 65 percent of respondents haven’t visited foreign countries over the last five years: that’s 20 percent less than in 1999.

The poll surveyed 1,600 people in 137 cities all over the country.

Read more: Russian tour guide among Guardian's top 10 worldwide
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