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In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 photo, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is in Listvyazhnaya coal mine in a town of Belovo, Russia. Kemerovo region governor Aman Tuliyev is at left.(AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)

In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 photo, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is in Listvyazhnaya coal mine in a town of Belovo, Russia. Kemerovo region governor Aman Tuliyev is at left.(AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)

Russians uncomfortable with ongoing conflicts in warm countries should go to Turkey for their summer vacation, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev has suggested.
 
Medvedev was visiting mining stations in Siberia when miners began complaining to him that they could not afford many summer holiday options on their 2,300-Turkish Lira salary.
 
Miners told the prime minister that the countries that they could afford to vacation in were now struggling with unrest and conflicts.
 
Medvedev then suggested that miners should go to Turkey.
 
"Tension may be high in warmer countries like Egypt and such," Medvedev said. "However, you may choose to spend your vacation in comfort in Turkey."

August/08/2012

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Red Tail

8/8/2012 3:58:52 PM

Bad news for the Turkish tourism industry. I spent a week at an all inclusive resort a couple of years ago. After that I will never again go to a place where I will have to share a pool side or a open bufe with Russians. Their total lack of manner ruined a whole week for me.

Sev Cihan

8/8/2012 1:48:16 PM

@ ioannis, noone wants to go to greece, cause its expensive and sucks!

Ioannis F.

8/8/2012 12:49:59 PM

Russian tourists are rising. In Chalkidiki, near Thessaloniki, Greece, Russian is the second language now after greek, in signs, menus etc.

Tamer Aslantas

8/8/2012 12:19:01 PM

Yeah spend all your money in TR! You are always welcome to do so!
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