Did American tourism to Russia increase in 2017?

Did American tourism to Russia increase in 2017?
 

Claim: The number of American tourists travelling to Russia increased by 25% in the first three quarters of 2017.
Verdict: Based on figures from the Russian Federal Security Service, yes it did. Tourism from the US to Russia has grown steadily since 2014.
Anti-Russian propaganda was the reason behind the spike in tourism from the United States to Russia last year, said Oleg Safonov, head of Russia's Federal Tourism Agency. He said coverage in the media is making Americans want to go to see Russia for themselves.
Russia has featured a lot in the American news media in recent years. US... read more

 
2 April 2018 in World News, Views: 117
Source: BBC
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