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Sputnik news: Return of Russian Tourism 'Will Give Strong Impetus' to Egypt's Economy

Russian tourists returning to Egypt after a year's pause will provide a significant boost to the country's economy.
08.01.17 | Interesting article at Sputnik news

In an interview with Sputnik Arabic, Egyptian expert Mahmud Abdel Jawad said Russians once played a vital role in the Egyptian tourist economy and are sorely missed.

Moscow suspended all flights to and from Egypt after a Russian A321 plane crashed in the Sinai desert on October 31, 2015 while flying from the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. It was later determined to have been the result of a terrorist attack; the internationally-condemned terrorist group Daesh claimed responsibility. All 224 people on board died in what became the largest civil aviation disaster in Russian history.