President Putin has signed a decree restricting imports from Turkey and banning tour operators from selling travel packages to the country, among a series of sanctions imposed over the downing of a Russian bomber jet.
Russia's ban on package tours to Turkey — one of the most popular destination among Russian tourists — may be a long-term measure, according to the head of Russia's Federal Tourist Agency (Rostourism) Oleg Safonov, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan will not meet in Paris, where they are both currently attending a summit on climate change, Russian media Monday, citing Putin's spokesman.
Lawmakers from both upper and lower chambers of Russian parliament have suggested canceling air communication with Turkey in the wake of the Turkish military downing a Russian Su-24 military air plane on Tuesday.
The heaviest Russian drinkers live in the country's north and the Far East, while the least amount of drinking takes place in predominantly Muslim republics in the North Caucasus — as well as in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the MedDaily medical news portal reported Tuesday.