Russian tour operators in connection with the events in Belarus fix the decline in demand for this area and the cancellation of already paid tours, the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.

“Belarus has always been an island of tranquility in the outbound tourist market of Russia, tourists have always appreciated this area for its recreational opportunities and the absence of a language barrier, but for a high level of security in the country. Today, in connection with the events in Belarus, many Russian tourists have postponed their plans to visit the country, tour operators record the reduction of the demand and the cancellation of already paid tours,” reports TASS the words of Lomidze.

Recall that mass protests began across Belarus on 9 August, after the presidential election, the results of which the acting head of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko, according to the CEC, gained 80.1% of votes.

The stock was heavily repressed by the security forces, used tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets and stun grenades. Protesters pelted Riot police with Molotov cocktails.