The Most Popular City of the Commonwealth of Independent States Became Astana
Russian tourist booking site 'TVi.ru' analyzed the holiday plans made for the dates June 1 - August 31 this year.
Kazakhstan's capital city Astana, among the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), ranked first in the list as the city that Russian tourists preferred for summer holidays.
In addition to Astana, Almaty was third in the list, with this Kazakhstan's two cities were in first five in the list. Among the other five cities are Minsk, Baku and Yerevan.
According to the survey, Russian tourists spend about 3,500 rubles (18 445 tenge = 190 tl) a day for an accommodation of about three days in Astana. In Almaty, tourists spend around 3,000 rubles a day (15,810 tenge = 150TL) to stay 5 nights.
According to an online survey conducted by the site, Almaty attracts tourists with mountains, city parks and fountains, while Kazakhstan's capital city captivates guests with its contemporary architecture, museums and shopping centers.