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The Russians are coming.

Russian tourists have begun traveling to Cuba in increasing numbers, thanks to special promotions initiated by the Castro government in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other major cities.

"We are promoting Cuba as a destination in the Russian market," said Dania Puig, a Cuban tourism official based in Moscow. She said Cuba's Ministry of Tourism "wants to make as many contacts as possible and establish contracts with tour operators that until now haven't promoted Cuba." A major obstacle, however, is limited capacity between the two countries.

In 2002, airlift between Moscow and Havana will be reduced by both Cubana de Aviacion and Aeroflot, forcing many would-be Russian travelers to fly first to a European city and from there to Havana.
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Date:Jun 1, 2002
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