Middle East

The Price of Russia's Travel Ban

Putin's decision to cut off flights to Egypt will take a toll on Russians this winter.

Staying at home.

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Russia's decision to stop flights to Egypt is potentially devastating for that country's already battered tourist industry, but it's also a grim sign for Russia. Egypt was the most popular holiday destination for Russians, and they will find it hard to find a replacement: their country's involvement in the Syrian war means other parts of the Middle East may not be safe, either.

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