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Cyprus Russia Tourism | Health

A tourist sits on a bench on Finikoudes Beach in the southern coastal city of Larnaca, Cyprus, Monday, May 30, 2022. Hundreds of Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox who sincerely visit Cyprus will pass by the icon of the Virgin Mary at the Kykkos Monastery daily to venerate the relic, which tradition dictates was created by the evangelist Luke and blessed by the Mother of God herself. But the European Union’s ban on flights to and from Russia as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine meant the loss of 800,000 holidaymakers – a fifth of all tourists in Cyprus in a record-breaking 2019.

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