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Russian Prices for International Air Tickets Up 30 Percent

The average price of a one-way air ticket to international destinations has increased by 30 percent to 18,000 rubles ($273) over the past year, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Tuesday.

The increase was seen in flights outside the countries of the former Soviet Union, and Europe. Air ticket prices to these destinations showed a slightly slower growth of 20 and 17 percent respectively, RIA Novosti reported, citing data from the tutu.ru tourist website.

Ticket prices for domestic flights also rose over the past year. The average cost of a one-way domestic flight is currently 8,530 rubles ($129), up 12 percent from a year ago.

Data from tutu.ru also showed that the most popular destinations among Russians are Moldova, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Belarus and Germany.

As for domestic flights, the most popular destinations are Simferopol, Sochi, Anapa and Krasnodar, RIA Novosti reported.

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