During the reception of the diplomatic mission in Moscow , French ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann stated that demand among Russian tourists for visas to France according to last year’s results increased by 40%, RBC reports.
“The number of visa requests increased by more than 40% in 2018,” she said.
According to her, the requests continue to grow. She noted that the French government is ready to accept all tourists from Russia, who plan on visiting France.
Also, Bermann stressed that Paris attaches particular importance to cooperation between Russia and France.
In 2018, Moscow, in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats decided to reduce the number of employees of US diplomatic missions. After that, the Russians faced a problem obtaining visas. In September 2018, RBC reported that over the past year Russians began to receive more visas to the United States in diplomatic offices outside of Russia. The number of issued visas has increased five times.