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Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017
Just a few days back, a group of people from Urumqi, in northwestern China, on a cloudless morning, appeared with bleary-eyed at the mausoleum on Red Square. European visitors wait for long to witness Vladimir Lenin’s embalmed body, still appears quite interesting! Nevertheless, for the Chinese visitors, he’s more than just a personality. To quote Wang Lin, a group’s 32-year-old tour leader, “Coming here, exactly 100 years later, is extremely important for the older generation. For the youngsters, not so much.”
Russia had already started gaining momentum in terms of popularity as a key destination for majority of Chinese tourists long before this year. In 2016, a record number of 1.3 million Chinese visitors spending close to $3 billion a year, as confirmed by World Without Borders, the Russian tour agency, that takes care of people from China, in particular. Chinese tour groups, lately have turned into a standard fixture on splendid, chandeliered metro of Moscow and was displayed. Majority of Chinese tourists frequently crowd in and around various Lenin statues and taking selfies.
However, this year has welcomed a huge influx of Chinese visitors who are interested to witness the centennial anniversary of the communist revolution that sweep away the Bolsheviks off their feet and altered the course of not only Russia but China, as well.
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